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Entries for May, 2012

Ads on the Old Redmarketer Site

Yesterday while searching for some of my old Facebook posts where I was considering leaving the site and eventually did, it became apparent that each of my old posts has had an advertising area added to it!
I previously never used ads, and still don’t here, due to the fact that this site isn’t for making [...]

Facebook Stock

I’m still waiting to see financials for FB, but when the IPO happened and they were valuated at $104B, it seemed really high.  At the time I was thinking they did like $2b in revenue annually, but I think it’s actually much higher than that, closer to $4b.  That’s still not even close to a [...]

Boston’s Swan Song

I watched the first three quarters of the Boston/Heat series and have to say that it seems Boston’s time has finally come.  My favorite player, Kevin Garnett is still playing very well on both ends of the floor, but the other two members of their aging triumvirate are not really doing a lot.  Additionally, the [...]

Steve Jobs Book

Just finished the Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson.
The book is a retrospective of Jobs’ life from early childhood to adulthood.  It focuses a great deal on the man’s idiosyncrasies and management style.  It paints him as a radical in that he consistently didn’t care about hurting other people when creating Apple.  He made difficult decisions and [...]

Happiness Starts Today

For a long time now, I’ve been trying to live by the idea that “happiness starts today.”  Quite a few years back I ran into a really tough part of my life that made a lot of things seem quite difficult.  It took me a long time to shake that feeling.  It was an effect [...]

Wedding Invites!

We are sending out our wedding invitations this week.  There has been a lot of work in the last few weeks and we need to get it done.  If you are reading this and haven’t yet sent me your address, do so now!  :-)

Making Your Boss Look Good

There’s an adage in business, whatever or wherever you work, your job is to make your boss look good.  Or make your boss happy.  I’ve heard both.If you’re not in business that might sound really odd.  And it is.  ”Make your boss look good” is almost never in a job description or how you’re actually [...]

A Confederacy of Dunces

Twas a long time ago that I read a review of a book called A Confederacy of Dunces, it was about how Will Farrel was considering a movie remake of the book.  At the time, I knew nothing of the book and so read a quick review.  It was praised as one of the most [...]

Obsolescence in Modern Times: Faster than the Speed of Code

Read a very interesting article on tech company obsolescence today.  The basic gist of it is that web based companies are not “master of their own domain” due to the typical infrastructure that sprouts at the time of their start.  The author then points out that these companies are part of three generations:  web 1.0 companies [...]

  
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