A friend describing the web industry: “i feel like its a bunch of people wearing t shirts and blazers with thin glasses and tight jeans and coverse sneakers. trying to be ironic.” me: “and I’m standing in the corner in nantucket reds and a polo – collar up, obvi.”
I saw this on Kottke the other day and it got me thinking about my office. The thesis is that ceiling heights affect a person’s thoughts, creativity, and emotions. My job, while perhaps the most creative at my employer, is still a bit stifling for me. I get to explore, but only within a tightlyContinue reading “Does Ceiling Height Make Me Antsy at Work?”
Saw this on Buzzmachine. It is indeed funny.
Two short items. First, I attended TechCocktail DC last Thursday, the first event from the same folks who bring you TechCocktail in Chicago. I met some cool folks and learned a bunch about the tech scene here in DC, which is more robust than you might imagine. I’m looking forward to more of these andContinue reading “Tech in DC”
Does anyone else have huge memory issues with Firefox? I know my Macbook is a bit light on RAM (1GB), but Firefox is ridiculously sloppy with its memory usage. Things were running a bit sluggish earlier – Firefox was eating 450MB of real memory and 2.7GB of virtual. I realize I’m a bit of aContinue reading “Firefox Memory Issues”
A bit over a month ago, I challenged myself to abandon Mail.app and switch to Gmail for at least a month. Ross did this years ago, so I’m a bit behind the curve, but in any case I’m happy to report that the experiment was a great success. I haven’t missed Mail.app once during theContinue reading “Gmail Trial = Success”
Last night I attempted an upgrade that should have waited until the weekend. Things went bad and my site was down for 24 hours or so. Sorry about that. I have so much to post now but it will have to wait until the weekend. I promise I’ll make it up to you.
This is a great video by Good Magazine that highlights how much advertisers pay for your attention: (via Mental Floss blog)
This year is the first year I can remember that I’m not going to be home for Mother’s Day. I travel on many weekends (2-3 per month many times!) and just didn’t have the energy to spend another 8 hours or so in my car. Ann wrote something very nice about Mother’s Day and hasContinue reading “Motherâ€™s Day”
This housing slump is really taking a toll…seller optimism seems to be shaky, leading to huge price cuts. 8.2 percent is a lot of money for a seller to have to absorb to unload their home! The average price in Westport, Connecticut, home of chief executive officers Herbert Allison of TIAA-CREF and Jeffrey Kindler ofContinue reading “Sellerâ€™s Pessimism”