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My Talks at DragonCon 2013 9 Aug 2013 | 10:06 pm

My annual post in response to the people asking me “What are you talking about at DragonCon this year?” Here’s the deal. DragonCon has a limited number of official Guest memberships available, and mo...

Scanning Old Paperbacks 1 Aug 2013 | 12:11 pm

I’m a book addict. I love books, I love people who write books, I love people who publish books, I love other people who love books. My wife and I own a lot of books. (5690 at current count, all cata...

Startups for Grownups 6 Jul 2013 | 12:36 am

Last month, Sarah Lacy of Pando Daily posted an article titled “Memo to non-Valley, non-NYC ecosystems: No one you want cares about the cost of living.” Read the whole thing. But here’s her thesis: ...

One Way Trip to Mars? 5 Jul 2013 | 02:12 am

On July 4, 1976, the first Viking spacecraft was scheduled to land on Mars. Caution dictated a delay of a couple of weeks until Neilsday, but nevertheless… I’ll shamelessly take advantage of the July ...

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Test Post 24 Jun 2013 | 08:21 am

This post should NOT trigger the RSS feed. It should NOT trigger an auto-tweet. I’m trying to keep it from being listed in the home page menu, but can’t figure out how. But, honestly, that’s pretty ...

Crowdfunding 31 May 2013 | 10:34 pm

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or so, you’ve heard of crowdfunding. I know a lot of people who have participated in campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and more. I’ve backed...

Twitter Thoughts 19 May 2013 | 05:19 am

I tweet too much. I know, it’s not a good use of my time. I should be reading “War and Peace” instead. In the original Russian. But I like Twitter. It feeds my need for serendipity and I’ve met intere...

Social Engineering 1 May 2013 | 10:02 am

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to an internal lecture at Mailchimp, right across the parking lot from our AMAC team. (If you aren’t familiar with Mailchimp, they rock! Gre...

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