Month: March 2012

Sauerkraut Sunday: The St. Patty’s Edition

I wanted to be festive and post about how the Irish enjoy some good kraut as much as the Germans, but a quick look around Google says that they don’t.  You have to look a little bit closer, and discover that the bond between the Germans and Irish isn’t associated…

Some Observations and Thoughts on The PG’s Website

The Post-Gazette completely redesigned their website earlier this week.  What I’d like to do is make two lists, first I’ll highlight the changes I observed (the critical ones anyway) and then I’ll share some thoughts on what I think it all means.  I’m not going to share thoughts on the…

New Fund Starting in Pittsburgh

I wasn’t going to make a post today because I have quite a bit going on in my personal life but my hand was a little bit forced by the morning’s news.  Sean Ammirati formerly the CEO of mSpoke (which you’ll recall was the local company that sold to LinkedIn)…

IaaS Pricing

Last week was an interesting one for cloud computing and specifically, IaaS pricing.  Amazon dropped the prices for their compute instances pretty dramatically and Google and Microsoft followed suit.  This isn’t unexpected, in fact it’s a little slow if anything.  In fact, before Amazon dropped their prices I had read…

Getting a Job Based on Data or Social

The world is full of interesting spaces where the current technology’s days are numbered, but what will replace it is not quite clear yet.  Take television, Like many things, the days of the traditional resume are numbered.  Take News, Media, or Television as examples that I’ve discussed before.  Today, I’ve…

Do As Much As You Can

If you’re an ambitious person or even one that just takes pride in his or her work, you probably want to have as much responsibility is possible.  When the chips are down, you want it to be your cards that are in play.  That’s a great attitude to have but…

Sauerkraut Sunday: Kraut in NYC Edition

So I’m off to New York EARLY (my flight is at 5:15) tomorrow morning.  I’m psyched about the trip in part because I love New York.  I’m looking forward to getting back in to the rhythym of checking out little italy, chinatown, and more for some of the best food…

My Next Move: Morgan Stanley and Cavell & Cavell

If you follow my blog very much, you know I left my job at Adaptivity a few weeks ago.  So the question is, what have I been up to for the last few weeks?  Well, immediately after things were done with Adaptivity a few people started to knock on my…

Picking Through The Picked Over – Part 2: Cloud

I don’t spend a lot of time in the stock market.  In spite of my background as an MBA, these days I tend to feel that there are better opportunities elsewhere (real estate for safety and small companies for growth).  That said, as the future of IT (cloud and social)…

Content as a Service

There is a model that evolved over the last decade in IT that’s based on creating a community, a marketplace, or a platform.  The best examples of this to date are Twitter, Facebook, and Google.  You not only think of each of these when you’re at their site, you think…