Archive for July, 2011

Guitar Lesson 1: Welcome to Your Musical Journey

July 29, 2011

Welcome to your musical journey on learning guitar! I’m your untalented host and guide, Tim. Congratulations on choosing the guitar as your instrument of choice. It has qualities that can’t be duplicated by many other instruments. You can do pitch bends, slides, and slam on a wah-wah pedal unlike a piano or a flute. And […]

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Kill the Mouse Caught in the Web

July 26, 2011

The web has become a sludge. Well, most of it anyways. It’s slow to do anything, and I’m not talking about network bandwidth or latency. The problem is with user interfaces. The problem is a mouse-dependent web. The continuing trend is to use increasingly complex widgets on web pages, made available by advanced Javascript tricks. […]

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“Just Enough” Startup Management

July 22, 2011

I have a personal goal in mind which may sound dull: to create and run an internet startup that can take care of my survival. It’s not about becoming rich. It’s not as grandiose as being the next Facebook or Apple and I don’t think it should be. It’s easy to get caught up in […]

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All startups are really single-founder

July 21, 2011

You can call the “other guy” your “co-founder” but the reality is that one person drives the car. You can’t have two people drive the car, because making any decision becomes a nightmare of negotiation. The reality is that responsibility ultimately funnels down to one person. It’s similar the world of legalese. You can hire […]

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