Investing in Cloud Computing
Life: Amazon, cloud computing, investing, Microsoft, Rackspace
A friend forwarded me an sales email he received from The Motley Fool about why “cloud computing” was poised to disrupt to the market. I ranted a bit, but I think there are some things worth considering.
Starting January 1st, 2011, I’m going to do some traveling. I have definite plans out through March and will choose and plan new destinations as I go. I don’t have an end date in mind, I’m going to travel until I run out of interest in seeing the world.
If you’re researching which camera to buy, you’re probably frustrated by trying to find sample pictures. Google hasn’t dealt well with spam on expensive products like cameras, so you’ll see a lot of splogs and shops hosting the same handful of example pictures from the manufacturer.
Three-step process for improving your life.
I’ve had this little collection at my bedside for a dozen years. Well, not this collection.
Tracking Finances Though Benign Neglect
Life: budgeting, habit, money, personal finance, spreadsheets
Amazingly, I’m not broke.
The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
This annoyingly true aphorism has an important implication: an unfinished project, however close it seems to completion, is worth far less than a completed project. With that in mind, I’ve created a useful tool.
A few minutes ago, for the first time in around a decade, I emptied my email inbox. I’ve been steadily whittling it down (or at least holding the line) for the last few months: catching up on mailing lists, responding to outstanding emails, admitting there’s some things that are so old I’m not going to respond to them, and moving work items onto a proper to-do list. So I have an impressively boring screenshot:
Here’s a common question: Why doesn’t Joss Whedon’s Firefly have any Chinese people?
Life: authenticity, Bonnie Tyler, humor, hurra torpedo, music, Total Eclipse of the Heart, YouTube
American culture has a big hang up for authenticity. Either something is or it isn’t. “Faker” or “wannabe” or “sell-out” are considered strong insults.