Just about every hacker has done it. You sketch out grand plans for an idea, sell yourself and a few people on how great this new thing will be, and then you start building it. In the beginning, a few parts are a little harder than planned, but, you overcome them. Then you hit a
Recently, 10 members of Congress wrote to the NFL asking that the Washington Redskins change their name because it is offensive. In part of the response, the NFL wrote: ” The name [Washington Redskins] is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.” -Roger Goodell [ESPN] I can’t say I ever associated
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.
Over the release weekend I decided to go all in with the Facebook mobile experience. Here’s how it turned out. TL;DR - While it’s early and far from perfect, Facebook Home as a product is exactly the right approach for the company to take. While I have no access to their data, fully integrating with Facebook
From Dr. Martin Luther King’s Nobel Prize lecture: The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-lecture.html
A fun segment from a great piece on sleep research: Research studies consistently find, he writes, that adults “sleep better when given their own bed.” One such study monitored couples over a span of several nights. Half of these nights they spent in one bed and the other half in separate rooms. When the subjects
The only thing guaranteed in life is that you will die.
A lot of people mention books they try to read each year to remind them of the insights held within. With digital books and the ability to highlight passages, why can’t those highlighted passages be a once a day reminder email? My initial searches into the popular ebook reader APIs leave a lot to be
It’s easy to build a feature. It is hard to build a good feature. It’s fun to see features improve into good features. Google’s Glass will likely not have that luxury, if it launches with just features, it won’t work. A simple example of this is the screenshot capture feature on my Galaxy Note II.