When I drove home yesterday I realized I didn’t have my computer so I couldn’t publish my post. It was actually about the freedom of no technology, ironic because I needed my technology to get my point across. I wrote it on paper instead.
I was instantly brought back to my childhood.
While I was in Tennessee my dad took us to a flea market. Basically, for those of you who don’t already know, a flea market is where you can buy and sell just about anything. We saw food, animals, firearms, and everything in-between for sale. One thing I wasn’t expecting to be for sale that I was able to get my hands on was a Nintendo 64 and a copy of Super Smash Bros. I finally got to hook it up today and play through the single player mode. I was instantly brought back to my childhood.
He made that idea.
I’m the grand-nephew of the founder of a successful Illinois based limousine service. In the businesses prime it had a stronghold on the local industry for 25 years. It’s no surprise that Uber has reached out to both of us in our lives, but never at the same time, and I never put two and two together – they wanted my uncle’s ideas. He was one of the most successful people in the industry decades before the computer exists. You know Uber’s method of undercutting people? He made that idea when he beat out the rental car industry for rides from the airport and back. How can Uber be so successful at ride sharing yet be so frowned upon by their industry competitors? They weren’t following the best business models. They’re not my uncle.
I had virtually no way of posting this
Last night I wanted to post this post but had no way to do it. During the trip to Tennessee we hit a dead zone the size of a metropolis through Ohio, so much so that I didn’t even have enough of a signal to navigate let alone post a blog post. My aunt’s house is so far outside of the city of Greeneville I barely had a reception enough to get a phone call from a potential new business opportunity or my mom. It’s safe to say that I had virtually no way of posting this. Especially when you factor in how hard I make it to sign into my blog to post, my website was having none of these strange IP addresses and insecure connections.
How to differentiate between a full-stack engineer, full-stack developer, and someone who isn’t full-stack.#100DaysOfBlogging, business, technology
He finally felt like he could say he was a full-stack developer
Last week I talked one of my closest friends from college, and before we ever had the chance to see each other in person he proudly proclaimed he finally felt like he could say he was a full-stack developer. We haven’t seen each other in years, but I was aware he had moved away a bit from being on the marketing/financial side of startups to the technology side based on the changes in his vernacular. Heck, he practically has the same title as me at the new startup he works for and I made my own title because I own the business!
All I could hear was generic bschool-kid garbage
I hadn’t seen my friend Joe in four, maybe five years when we randomly ran into each other last winter. We began hanging out regularly and he would always bring up this one friend from his fraternity who he believed would be a great author for The Sexy Politico (TSP). The Sexy Politico is a client of Argo Labs, the business I confounded last July, but we’re not apart of the new author process; so we told him to have his friend email the Editor or Publisher at TSP to get started. Joe didn’t want that. Joe insisted either Marikha or I have direct contact via phone, video, email, or whatever.
Earlier today a friend of mine invited me to join Vivino, a wine app. From first use I understood it, liked it, and would use it again. The apps easy to use UI is really what gets me excited. A simple, almost Twitter like, feed on the front page and only four options of what to do. You can browse this feed and see wines the people you follow have ranked, you can check what wines you’ve already ranked, check out recommendations and wines across all of Vivino’s platform, and (the best part) get locations for places that have wine near you.
Everyone has been buzzing about Facebook’s great accomplishment, today marks it’s ten year anniversary! You can check out their “Look Back” feature as a celebratory creep on your life over the past ten years. The feature goes through a highlight of all your events on Facebook since you created it. This can be fun, exciting, scary, depressing, and every emotion in-between; all dependent on how you’ve acted over the years.
I made the switch from all Apple products at the beginning of this year, and switched from the iPhone 4s to the Galaxy S4. At first I was overly excited. I love the Android Operating system, and do believe it is the future of mobile. Still in love with it, the problem the operating system has is the phones made for it (Google’s Nexus Line) are all middle of the road. So in-order to be on the “cutting edge” I decided to go with either the HTC One of the Galaxy S4. One of my colleagues had just gotten an S4 around the time I purchased mine and I like the features, so I got one.