Archive for July, 2012

Simulating a Magnetic Implant

Marek was inspired by my magnet implant and decided to build his own external magnet sensor with an Arduino board and some innovative tinkering. Really, really cool. After it was built, he took a walk to test it out: Friends were laughing at me when during a walk I was stopping suddenly and doing few steps […]

Sparrow Acquired by Google

Dom Lesa, CEO of Sparrow: We’re excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google! Congrats to the team, but farewell to my favorite email app.

Project Glass: Exactly How Powerful is Eye Contact?

Stephen King, On Writing (2000): Writing is not life, but i think that sometimes it can be a way back to life. That was something I found out in the summer of 1999, when a man driving a blue van almost killed me. King’s prose recounting being hit by a car is one of the […]

Moving Beyond “but it works”

David Heinemeier Hansson on levels of aspiration: To help someone move up the hierarchies, they have to have an intrinsic desire to do so. Arguments like “but it works” or “it gets the job done” are tell-tale signs of someone happy at the lowest level of the technical hierarchy and your cue to just quietly […]

I Am Lazy

I am lazy. I’m the laziest person I know. But I’ve learned to take advantage of this trait. I think Bill Gates described it best: I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it. I suppose my packed calendar, extensive CV, and […]

How the Rich Make their Money

Jeff Haden reporting on how the rich get rich for INC: In 2009 it took $77.4 million in adjusted gross income to make the top 400. That might sound like a lot, but it’s down from $109.7 million in 2008 and significantly down from a record high of $138.8 million in 2007. Not only is the barrier for […]