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If the tech industry worked like the music industry, continued.

“Hey, it’s my rock star devs! How’s it going, guys?” “It sucks. We busted our ass for months building this thing, and we can’t make enough money to pay rent. We’re all living in the same house.” “That sucks, but … Continue reading

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If the tech industry worked like the music industry

“Hi! You’re a venture capitalist. We’re a tech startup. We have a web app we want to sell to people.” “Great! So here’s how this works: we’re going to give you a chunk of money. You’re going to use this … Continue reading

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On the death of netbooks.

This week, Acer and ASUS announced they’d be halting production of their netbook lines…which means, because they were the last major producers of netbooks, that the form factor is all but dead. Ironically, I expensed a cheap netbook the day … Continue reading

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Of all the creatures on Earth…

…humans are the only ones with the capacity to lie; or rather, to invent things which are not true. This is a fundamental property of consciousness. Listen

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Wishful Beginnings.

I started Zenarchery a very, very long time ago: the first version of the site went up, I believe, in 1998. Back then I had no idea about “weblog” software, so I wrote my own, which allowed me to make … Continue reading

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How to pack

Tomorrow, I’m flying to Chicago to pick up a van that Rosalie’s aunt is very kindly giving us (we haven’t had a car in a while). I’ll be driving the van back, which is a 2100 mile drive, at least … Continue reading

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A letter to my neighbor

Irene, 1) I did to my knowledge not receive the letter you mention. Perhaps you shoved it under my door and the scampering neighborhood hooligans took it, or the 80 year old Swiss woman you insist is spraying poison all … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mac ‘n Cheese Stovetop Soufflé

Ingredients 1 package macaroni and cheese (brand is irrelevant) 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese (the kind in the can works too) 1 cup frozen cut spinach 1 cup frozen … Continue reading

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It’s Just The Internet. It Doesn’t Matter.

It’s been reported that Diaspora co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy committed suicide this week at 22 years of age; while no one is sure of the cause, of course, there has been a lot of speculation that Diaspora’s lack of traction might have been … Continue reading

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Putting Out The (Notional) Guitar Case

As many of you who are regular readers know, I was kind of an early innovator in the realm of crowdfunding. I also regularly record and release my own music, which doesn’t make me a lot of money, but enough … Continue reading

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