• Quote of the Day: Resources

    The cliché is “People are your most valuable resource”. I would argue they are your only resource. Computers, desks, building, data centers… Whatever. All of those other tools only support your one and only resource: your people. –Michael Lopp

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  • Review: Writer.

    A while back I saw on Twitter that Oliver Reichenstein over at Information Architects was working on a new writing app for the iPad. That was right around the time e iPad came out, so it has been a while now. Since then we have had Simplenote which has gone from good to great. This […]

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  • ‘The first step to fixing the Android Marketplace has nothing to do with the Android Marketplace’

    Kevin Fox on Android phones: When a phone ships with kitchen sink apps and those with overlapping or unclear functionality, the user feels like they’re using someone else’s tool and, yes, they can add to it and customize it, but a large portion of users will still feel there are places inside their own phone […]

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  • AngelGate

    What a great summary by Matthew Ingram on GigaOm – all we know is that some rich people met and talked about stuff, and when Michael Arrington (of TechCrunch) showed up they didn’t say ‘hi’, even though they are his friends. Somebody is getting un-friended on the Facebook machine later.

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  • Apple’s outrageous share of the mobile industry’s profits

    So Apple sells only 17 million of the 600+ million phones sold in total. Yet they take 39% of the total industry profits. That is insane to say the least.

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  • Information Architects’ Writer for iPad

    I have been waiting for this for quite a while now. Information Architects: The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate […]

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  • Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz Makes No Sense

    Read the linked to quotes for Bartz. How the hell is she a CEO and an even bigger question I guess is how the hell the Board at Yahoo! thinks she is going to turn the company around? She be-littles the executives that have left, she blames users for lack of success, and calls Twitter […]

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  • Why HDR on the iPhone Is a Good Thing and How to Use It

    What is HDR photography? It is a defined as: a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels […]

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  • Egg, Face

    MG Siegler: The San Francisco Business Times recently began a project to document wireless dead zones in the Bay Area. It’s a good idea; they have a simple form any user can fill out to give the address of the dead zone, explain it a bit if they choose, and name their service provider. So […]

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  • The Most Used

    The weather is starting to turn sour here in Seattle, so it is the time of year when we baton down the hatches, pull out our REI clothing and get ready to spend lots of time inside. I would be lying if I said I didn’t already spend lots of time inside, but such is […]

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  • Facebook Has Quietly Implemented A De-Facto Follow Feature

    From what I can gather (not being a Facebook user) you can no longer simply ignore someone, as MG Siegler states: Previously, you could either Confirm or Ignore (deny) a request. Now, Ignore has been replaced by “Not Now”. This new option takes some of the pressure off you having to reject people as it […]

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  • Marco Arment to Pursue Instapaper Full-time?

    Marco Arment has a blog post up today on his site announcing is departure from Tumblr. In the post he states that his “independent career has offered a lot of opportunities” that he hasn’t “had the time to take full advantage of.” To me that says he will be doing Instapaper full-time but perhaps not. […]

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  • Exclusive Preview: Reeder for Mac

    Oh complete with sexy screenshots. I can’t wait for this.

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  • Urban Dictionary’s Definition of “Internet Explorer” is LOL.

    Good stuff. I wonder if IE9 will change this.

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  • Three Really Annoying Questions

    [Warning: Some will see this as an annoying whining rant, however I mean this as a retrospective of my social interactions. Whatever that means.] I spent the weekend at a family members wedding festivities, as such I encountered the three questions that annoy me most in life: What do you do for a living? How […]

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  • Carol Bartz Put Foot In Mouth, Or Should

    I could not choose a single passage to quote from this post by Kara Swisher, the whole damned thing is so good. I mean is does she even know what is happening with her own company? Also does she really think that she is comparable to Steve Jobs? Wow. [via DF]

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  • Austin Seraphin’s First Week with the iPhone

    Austin Seraphin recounting his experience buying the iPhone: I continued to excitedly ask questions, as did my Mom. “Can he get text messages on this?” she asked. “Well, yes, but it doesn’t read the message.” the salesman said. Mom’s hopes sunk, but mine didn’t, since I understood the software enough. “Well, let’s see, try it.” […]

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  • Is Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone

    Michael Arrington: Specifically, Facebook wants to integrate deeply into the contacts list and other core functions of the phone. It can only do that if it controls the operating system. I have no doubt that they want this information and more. I have no doubt they have thought about and are exploring what they could […]

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  • Being Geek: The Trailer

    Adam Lisagor (lonelysandwich) made a vide for Michael Lopp’s new book Being Geek and it is nothing short of great. I have yet to read the book (I am just finishing up with his first book Managing Humans). Be sure to check this out, and click on the html5 player if you have yet to […]

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  • We’re here on Earth to fart around

    Dave Caolo: Today, I strive to do whatever I’m doing, and only that. Nothing else matters in that moment. A really great read, I love the passage from Vonnegut.

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