Tag Archives: Current events

Bill Gates and education

The funny thing about computers is that, despite all of the time they save people, they really can’t help us make big decisions yet.  Peter Drucker made similar observations many years ago…starting with the famous quote “The computer is a … Continue reading

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A short follow up to "Movies and the wisdom of crowds"

FYI, I’m working on the fifth installment of Optimize your life.  Look for that this week. The latest results for the Da Vinci Code show it handily beating expectations…estimates now show it tracking at 77 million, when estimates had been … Continue reading

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Summer movies

Decided to map out what the summer movie schedule is going to look like yesterday: Summer 2006 movie release dates April 28th – Stick it! (because my friend wants to see it)May 5th – Mission Impossible III (tom cruise backlash … Continue reading

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Got lucky with the domain name

According to this article on domain names by Dennis Forbes (I believe he’s a frequent Joel on Software poster), about eighty percent of four letter domain names are taken.  Guess I lucked out with rkuo.com, huh?  Yeah, I was pretty … Continue reading

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SXSW Interactive – a recap

Well, I’m finally back in Houston and managed to get a good night’s sleep today, so I suppose it’s time to review the past few days at SXSW in Austin. First of all, I really enjoyed the conference.  Folks were … Continue reading

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SXSW (South by Southwest) and "A Prairie Home Companion"

So I’m here at South by Southwest for the SXSW Interactive portion of the festival, with a splash of the film festival on the side.  So far, this conference is a lot more fun than some of the past conferences … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban, The Donald, a rubber glove, and one million dollars

In a fit of what must be either divine inspiration or complete lunacy, Mark Cuban has offered to donate a million dollars to charity if Donald Trump will put a rubber glove over his head and blow it up with … Continue reading

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