Sauerkraut Sunday: The Tech Art Edition

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Tech Art Edition

If you’re near Columbus and you’re looking to see sauerkraut in the museum, I’ve got just the thing for you.  The Hopkin’s Hall Gallery on Ohio State’s campus has the piece of art above.  The little robot is drawing a pencil line across a piece of paper powered only by the huge jars of sauerkraut on either side.  I’ve read the artist’s website for the last 10 minutes or so and I can’t quite find the theme of the art… perhaps something to do with creation that’s powered by the decaying past?

On to the real purpose of Sauerkraut Sundays… As I go through the week, I use Twitterto send out little updates and links.  I realize that I do this quite a bit and that not all of you use Twitter, so with that in mind I’d like to take Sunday to do sort of a week in review.  I’ve selected the most useful of my tweets from the last week and placed them in to the categories that I use in this blog.

Pittsburgh AND Startups/Social Media!!!


  • A now completely worthless stock certificates is a great way to remind us of the bubble lessons of the late 90s.

Enterprise IT

  • Google Docs is supporting Pivot Tables now… Gap is closing.
  • RT @Adaptivity: It seems the Amazon Music Site can’t handle the downloads of Lady Gaga’s new album, I wonder who their IaaS provider is?
  • Interesting perspective from Winston-Salem CIO on choosing Microsoft over Google Docs (partially cost driven!)
  • RT @adaugelli: VMware Getting Seriously SaaSy. And PaaSy. And IaaSy. Dang, They Do the Entire Stack Now


Personal Technology

  • Superfly sounds like for Airline miles and hotel points… interesting. I’m going to give it a try.
  • Really interesting speculation that Google may want to buy Sprint, Google Voice/Gmail/Phone/IM would be powerful.


Social Media

  • I love the sentiment from Jim Jarvis at #TCDisrupt that transparency is the new objectivity in journalism.
  • RT @cdixon: “How social influence can undermine the wisdom of crowd effect.” <<Wow, really interesting stuff.


  • RT @whygavs: In case you missed it, here’s last night’s post about Charlie Morton’s pitch selection: <<Great Post!


Tech News

Unsolicited Advice

  • Absolutely love this howard schulz advice on embracing your insecurities (you don’t have to be a CEO):
  • Does anyone else wonder what it is about the american psyche that makes us so eager to talk about #rapture or #endoftheworld?

Blog Posts from this blog:

  • Blog Post: Strategic thinking, even at the personal level is critical to be successful.
  • Blog Post: Brett of Rollier’s Hardware and drops some knowledge about reinvesting profits.
  • Blog Post: A guest post on not milking your cash cow.
  • Blog Post: A few IT Security Lessons for both users and companies.
  • Blog Post: Startups are pushing the boundaries of the law.