Category Archives: professional

Sprint & terrible UIs

I’ve never liked Sprint – and here’s another reason. I use the Ovation U727 3g card for my laptop, and was just prompted to install an update. “No thanks” I responded. “Are you sure, we really think you’d like to … Continue reading

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I want The Economist on my iPhone

Whenever I can, I read from my iPhone. Email, blogs / RSS, books – everything. (I am a Google Book Search PM, it’s kind of my job – but my interest in this pre-dated the job – check out my … Continue reading

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Franny launched Monkey Analytics

My wife and my buddy have been working on Monkey Analytics – a fantastic web startup, which they just launched.  Go Team Rocket Monkey!  Next step for them is sales and marketing, so I thought I’d share some link love. … Continue reading

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Even Apple fails the test

Apple is held up as user friendly and simple. In many ways it is. However even Apple fails the test when it comes to abstracting technological underpinnings from the user. I love my iPhone, but frequently am unable to take … Continue reading

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Technology has far to go

Technology still sucks a lot. This is probably obvious to everyone, but as a technologist, I know exactly where the failings are and get more frustrated than the average person. Sure, you get annoyed when your wireless network doesn’t just … Continue reading

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My second launch at Google

Sharing another personal success: my second launch at Google – real estate search! This has been one of my main focuses, and is great to get out there. Both Google Operating System and Lifehacker picked this up fairly quickly, though … Continue reading

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My first launch at Google

Just thought I’d share a personal success: my first launch at Google – mapped web pages! I am only a minor piece of the overall chain, but it has been fun to see it through. Even cooler is the fact … Continue reading

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Worry about winning, not stickiness

Winning isn’t about stickiness. Over the long term, the web services that win will be the best, winning by virtue of features and ability to please users. Businesses that try to win by trapping users like flies will lose to … Continue reading

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Decentralizing work

Why do most of us travel to work every day? Why do we work in large boxes removed from nature and family life? Why do we continue to propagate this system? This all goes back to the Jefferson vs. Hamilton … Continue reading

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Shirley Bell Designs v2

Allow me to (re)introduce Shirley Bell Designs! Shirley is a longtime neighbor and family friend, and it’s been my pleasure to help appropriately showcase her beautiful artwork online. New site features include an improved image gallery, better information about the … Continue reading

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