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Solving Global Warming

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I just finished watching a television program, where the core focus was this group of intellectuals, engineers, lawyers and environmentalists coming together in California, to discuss how the planet (read: us humans) can combat global warming. Hold on for a second, did someone forget to invite the economists? We’ll ignore this for a moment. In [...]

Email is your biggest competitor

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I mean, I get hundreds of email in my normal day at my current gig. And it’s ridiculous, as most can easily be replaced if we just used an issue tracker and wiki (which we have plenty of). Not only would using an issue tracker maintain order (tracking, monitoring, context, etc) it would let us [...]


Thursday, November 27th, 2008

A lot has been said, written and studied about motivation.  But it’s still something that is hard to maintain and definitely not easy to manage. I know for myself, I go a month here and a month there where I’m highly motivated and it’s times like that the time just flies by.  Eventually, the roller [...]

Power, Air Conditioning and Data Centers

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Here is a wacky idea I was thinking of a while back. Picture this problem… We’ve got all these data centers consuming all kinds of power, which produces an incredible amount of heat which is then counteracted with air conditioning that consumes an immense amount of electricity and ironically produces more heat. The big picture [...]

It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Ok, we’re all guilty of this on occasion, some more than others. That’s right, is product A better than product B? Is this deal better than that one? Is it better to go this way or that way? YouTube, MySpace, Flickr, etc. are big and popular because of the users, not the technology itself. We’re [...]