Sauerkraut Sunday: The Santa Cruz Tradition Edition

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Santa Cruz Tradition Edition

Is California Really a Place for Kraut?

It’s 2,639 miles from Pittsburgh to Santa Cruz California and it’s even further away from Germany than we are.  It’s a former Spanish Mission and an Activist Hotbed (started allowing medical marijuana in 1992), but apparently they also have a history (and future) of good sauerkraut.  Road Trip!

On to the purpose of Sauerkraut Sundays… As I go through the week, I use Twitter to 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!!!

  • Some press for a CMU research project on @TechCrunch! Turning any surface in to a touch screen!
  • Calling all ‘awesome’ ideas; Awesome Pittsburgh kicks off
  • RT @alphalab: @iwpgh Pres & CEO discusses ways to improve the success of high growth companies on the White House blog
  • RT @alphalab: A-Lab alum @careerimp launches new product to help startups and small biz find talent (via @pghtech)
  • I wonder what study or research led Pittsburgh to start a program encouraging entrepreneurs 45+ to move here.
  • RT @BannonComms: @BurgherJon In 2009, a Jewish Healthcare Foundation report found that 1,250 new people 45+ would bring $2.5B+
  • Malia kills the tech scene here for @PghBizTimes… she remembered Android’s “Face Unlock” feature is from Pittsburgh

Enterprise IT

National Politics

  • Military Spending Visual. As long as this is true, it doesn’t really matter how much pork we cut.
  • US troops out of Iraq by the end of the year!
  • So it sounds like the 9-9-9 plan is a catchy way to bankrupt the country. Anyone disagree?

Personal Technology

  • Ha, Top 10 Siri Personality Modules We’d Like to Have:


  • Bob FM: “If Bob saw a quarter on the ground he might just walk right past, but if Bob saved a quarter on gas he’d brag.” << SO Pittsburgh.
  • Looks like @PGHCityPaper is doing a pretty thorough job live-tweeting the suddenly active #OccupyPGH protests.
  • My favorite development for #OccupyPGH is that they are pressing State AG to sue their hosts #bnymellon.
  • RT @LordHector: @southsidepgh CBS News is showing E. Carson St. right now!
  • Fred Wilson’s take on the WSJ’s, “Web Startups Hit Cash Crunch” is worth reading for a state of the scene.
Unsolicited Advice

Blog Posts from this blog:

  • Blog Post: The next Google will visualize social, database level and numerical data the way Google did with html pages:
  • Blog Post: Data Visualization
  • Blog Post: I get asked all the time, “should I buy an iPhone or an Android?” I’ve just written a 559 word answer.
  • Blog Post: With Android and Apple both releasing new OS versions in the last couple weeks, who’s got the lead?
  • Blog Post: I’m thinking with @ShepNarkier about how cool it is to apply innovation to old ways of thought.
  • Blog Post: Approaching Immaturity with Maturity (or how to be an objectivist without being labeled immature)