Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stikki and Hauntology

[If you don't know what Stikki.me is, now you know. ] Last night, I was trying to sell a very important investor on what Stikki is — namely, my wife Rosalie. (She’s not investing money, but I take up a … Continue reading

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Thought Of The Day

Contraception is sometimes attacked as ‘unnatural’. So it is, very unnatural. The trouble is, so is the welfare state. I think that most of us believe the welfare state is highly desirable. But you cannot have an unnatural welfare state, … Continue reading

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Why cloud storage for music is really an opportunity for labels

As anybody who knows me knows, I am profoundly ambiguous about the effects of the network on the music industry — particularly the independent bits of it, such as artists (like myself) who fund, produce and distribute their own music … Continue reading

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An open letter to my mobile phone provider

Dear SimpleMobile Customer Service person, Hi there! As one of your customers, I have to ask: why can’t I pay my bill online with my Mac or my iPad? (Even though your site says Firefox ought to work, it doesn’t, … Continue reading

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I need help with an algorithm

So I’m finally building out Stikki.me’s advertising system, and I’ve realized I might need some help with a geometric sorting algorithm. Stikki’s advertising is geographically-based; an advertiser “sponsors” a location — most likely the real-world location of their business — … Continue reading

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