Month: November 2010

The Social Date Analyzer

Yesterday I had another solid idea for a stratup.  I don’t have the cycles to get it going, so I’m giving it away for free right here on the blog.  It’s the Social Date Analyzer. So, you go to a bar or match.com.  You meet a girl and chat her…

We Knew the Post-Gazette Was Left, But Geeze…

While liberals and the poor favored slightly more equal distributions than conservatives and the wealthy, a large majority of every group we surveyed — from the poorest to the richest, from the most conservative to the most liberal — agreed that the current level of wealth inequality was too high…

Sunday Sauerkraut: The Pittsburgh Kielbasa Edition

Ingredients: One pound kielbasa, sliced into 1/2-inch coins One can (12 ounces) Iron City Beer One jar Heinz chili sauce One small can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained 3/4 cup brown sugar Preparation: Kielbasa: Pour beer into a large skillet. Bring to a simmer and add kielbasa pieces. Cook sausage…

Some Implications of Facebook Webmail

The tech world is buzzing this morning with rumors that Facebook is launching a webmail service.  The company already allows messages to be sent to existing Facebook members.  This goes a long way to explaining why Google and Facebook have been at each others throats lately over email address books….

Facebook is Scaring Me Again

For those of you who don’t follow the tech press, Google and Facebook have been having a bit of a fight the last week or so.  The progression of the fight went something like this: Google changed the terms of service for their API, requiring reciprocity from all users of…

Big Goals 2 – Setting a Scope

I wrote last week about having big goals and mostly keeping them to yourself, only sharing them with the few people who will be around your whole life and can hold you accountable.  I was sort of writing on a specific internet meme that was, “to share goals or not…

Sunday Sauerkraut: The Liberty Cabage Edition

photo © 2006 Rebecca Stanek | more info(via: Wylio) “Freedom Fries” wasn’t the first time a scrumptious side item was renamed due to political concerns.  Did you know that during World War I sauerkraut was renamed “Liberty Cabbage” by American distributors because of sensitivity surrounding “German sounding” words.  It’s true,…

Google TV Looks AWESOME, Except for its Giant Buts

As those of you that follow personal technology doubtlessly know, Google TV officially went on the market a couple weeks ago.  They posted a quick tour of it here.  At first glance it looks simply stunning.  I have, for the last 6 months, been running Boxee (a fairly direct Google…

The Hollywood Model, Richard Florida and the Burgh

I have been aware of the Hollywood Model (DeVany, 2003) for a while.  I’ve never read the book, but the discussion of it is something that has interested me for a while.  Essentially, it calls on business to work more like Hollywood.  It argues that Hollywood used to be run…

Confusion Over Twitter’s In-Stream Ads

According to Twitter’s blog, the micro-blogging site has started to allow “promoted tweets” (ads) in to the stream. This means that right beside the link to this post, that I sent out from @BurgherJon, you might have found an ad for Toy Story 3. Of course, they’re only doing it…