Adventures in Hurry Up and Wait
Haphazardly scrape off two feet of snow caked onto sports car. Try putting the sports car into reverse, burn clutch & tires. Curse not exchanging summer-slicks for winter wheels. Bribe close friend to help get you unstuck so you can make it to the airport on time Push hard, and thank deity that you’ve been hitting the gym; free car. Drive frantically in the wrong direction down a...
You Are Not a Generic Nominal Form
I have a pet-peeve, and it’s consultants. I don’t have issue with them as people, nor with the job they perform. I have a problem with the words “I am a consultant” (networking in Boston produces these words often). It’s a conversational road-block. Consultant? Whom do you consult, and what do you consult them on? Mothers on baby-sign-language technique? Dog owners...
My philosophy with blogging, and the social web in general, is this: if you are one of the more interesting personalities in your peer group, then you’ll entertain an even larger group online. The math is simple: your probability of entertaining another human is already marginally higher than others, not everyone blogs but many people read multiple blogs, so given enough time, you’ll...
The New Prosperity Initiative
Tonight I attended a small and interesting conversation entitled “Community Building in Boston: Leaders Share Their Stories”, which was hosted by the New Prosperity Initiative. [website to launch in January] NPI is a new not-for-profit organization whose mission is to share the success stories of local leaders and organizations broadly; that by making these stories available across...
Boston is Small, and Awesome
I’ll assert that everyone in Boston is at most a second-degree connection away from one another. This claim is supported by vast personal anecdotal evidence. Tonight I met (& re-met) a few individuals by way of some incredibly crazy & coincidental relations. The “do-you-know-so-and-so” game has become a favorite social indulgence of mine.
Here is an animated MacBeth in 1 minute, 12 seconds. Happy Friday!
“Wikipedia’s list of Unix utilities is my new source for startup ideas. I just decided that the internet needs a web service for ‘cron.’ Twitter is just ‘wall.’” — far33d via langer
My son is nine years old. He absolutely loves getting on your site and making...– - Lori. Lori, we’ll help Santa out! Your email really made me smile.
I’ve been looking for something free and simple for a long time, and DoInk...– DoInk’s Blog - Kondrikthus Inteview Great feedback from Kondrikthus, who won our Thanksgiving contest last week. It’s awesome to have such talented and positive people in our community!
Fan-made, animated XKCD comic. (original here) How can we cajole Randall himself into making one?