Category Archives: People

The Prof is good this weekend

https://www.l2inc.com/daily-insights/no-mercy-no-malice/ar-facebook

I keep wondering when FB will TOP out.

I also think America is waking up on the gun thing – if all the big corps turned their back on the NRA , shit might happen.

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Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won… and cost it £2.1 billion | WIRED UK

Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won… and cost it £2.1 billion | WIRED UK:

But the British couple didn’t celebrate. That’s not their way. “If you embark on something like this you can’t really be a victory or despair personality, because you’d burn out,” says Shivaun, 49. “We insist on it being dispassionate.” Their company was destroyed, their lives bent out of shape – but the pair insist the campaign’s been worth it. “It would have been wrong to back out,” says Adam, 51. “So we just did the right thing.”

Wouldn’t it be cool if giant tech companies like Google would just do the right thing instead of basically being evil but using a slogan of Do No Evil…

Big tech is scary at times.

Singapore Sees Economy Losing Momentum as Export Boom Eases

Singapore Sees Economy Losing Momentum as Export Boom Eases

It is going to be interesting to watch Singapore make another shift – since I don’t think the export boom will keep going.

Singapore is trying to shift into a tech economy while relying on their transit hub to carry the load.

Being in the tech industry I have things I could complain about but in general I think Singapore is doing the right thing.

But this is going to be a painful transition.

For example – Singapore is doing an amazing job around the longevity of its people :: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/100-years-of-singapore-through-centenarians-eyes-unlocking-secrets-to-longevity , but that is also going to cost the country – hence the taxes going up soon.

I am all in on Singapore – I trust this place to handle the changing world economies better that most places.

Let’s see how it goes.

Last blog standing, “last guy dancing”: How Jason Kottke is thinking about kottke.org at 20 » Nieman Journalism Lab

I have blogged for years but like many things in my life I have never kept at it, used the same domain and focused.

I envy folks who kept with it and even were able to make it a business – I still dream of that.

I used to use my own hosting account and run WordPress but with my latest I moved to WordPress hosting which has been cheap, easy and secure for the most part.

I don’t get why any serious blogger would not use their own domain – the whole medium thing is silly to me.

Obviously with the rise of social media people tend to do so much short format stuff that actual writing or long form blogging is dwindling.

Sad.

I will do my best to stick with it.

Last blog standing, “last guy dancing”: How Jason Kottke is thinking about kottke.org at 20 » Nieman Journalism Lab