Month: October 2011

Amazon Silk: Viewing the Cloud now a Feature of the Cloud

Warning: this is a GEEKY post.  Last week Amazon released their Fire tablet and lost in all the discussion about media players, tablet size, movie libraries and the lack of 3G was their new browser, Silk.  Silk isn’t really a browser though, it’s two.  Essentially, a server on Amazon’s cloud…

It’s Just a Phase

I had an interesting discussion with a couple friends last night and thought I’d pass it on here.  First, a little background.  The conversation was about the evolution from standard printed newspapers and magazines towards… well, I think we would agree that’s still being worked out.  There’s a continuum between…

What’s Wrong With Government

The Public insists, and arguably has a right to insist, that it knows where its money’s going.  [They] have a very high expectation of results.  That is not the way innovation works.  Innovation, the essence of innovation, is you don’t know what you’re going to build, what it’s going to…

Sauerkraut Sunday: Last Chance for Oktoberfest Edition

Today’s the last day of Oktoberfest and if you live in Pittsburgh, that means you better make it over to the Church Brew Works.  Among the many specialty items they’ve got going are the delicious sauerkraut pierogies pictured above! On to the purpose of Sauerkraut Sundays… As I go through the…

The Upside to Being Leashed

Between my laptop and my cell phone there’s often little difference in my availability when I’m “on vacation” and when I’m “at the office.”  I always respond quickly and I’m usually up early in the morning for a few hours worth of work.  This technology is often referred to as…