I’m tired of what scared man-children are doing to my industry, to social media, to my country and to women. It’s self-defeating. It’s wrong. It’s violent and it’s cowardly. SO… Men. Stop being cowards. Stop treating people like crap. Stop threatening them. Stop lashing out like toddlers having tantrums because you’re afraid for no reason.… Continue reading On Manly Men
My beloved Rdio is dying, and soon. They ran out of money, sold all their assets in a fire sale and have given their users about a week to find a new music home. I tried Apple Music, but quickly ran into limitations (song limit, my patience with their awful UI, horrible apps for importing… Continue reading Importing Rdio Playlists (and Your Collection) Into Google Music
My kids both have Google Ed accounts for their school work, which comes with an email address. Some of the parents in the school’s Facebook group were asking how to set up the school email account on their phones, which feels like overkill to me. I don’t log in to my kid’s email – I… Continue reading Dealing With Your Kid’s Email: A Nerd’s Approach
My kids love Cookie Clicker. And, only because they can’t stop talking about it, I checked it out. My 14 year-old told me he’s figured out how to cheat at the game so bad that he basically ends up with “infinity cookies”. Wait, let’s step back. The game is weird and silly and involves clicking… Continue reading Learn to Code By Cheating
[hang2column width=”560″ height=”315″] That’s my talk on learning to think like a hacker from this year’s TEDxCreativeCoast. It was the most nervous I’ve ever been before a talk and the most pressure I’ve ever felt for a talk. I think it turned out OK… I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! [/hang2column]
Being CEO means making decisions all the time. You don’t always have time to think about them and not making a decision is actually making a decision. The more decisions you can let other people make, the better. The trick is knowing which ones you can afford to delegate. I still have a lot to… Continue reading Recent Realizations
Real quick, before my brain falls out of my head. I launched this. It’s still very new and so very not finished, but you can start to get an idea of what it will turn into and how awesome it will be. We’ve got 10x the number of songs that Pandora does, super awesome technology… Continue reading Two Things
[hang2column width=”250″][/hang2column] I’ve been a huge fan of Creative Commons pretty much since they launched. If you don’t already know, Creative Commons provides several ways for you to license your work that expressly allow people to use it in certain ways. It’s sort of copyright** – allowing folks to do things with your work that… Continue reading Ficly and Creative Commons: The Power of Open
We’re hiring! We’ve got a ton of work to do on an awesome new product and I need help! What am I looking for? Someone who “gets” working in a startup. You’ve got to understand the pressure involved and time required to launch something and the crazy stupid optimism to believe it will succeed (even… Continue reading Come Work With ME!
I’m twitter user #3,404. I’ve been a daily twitter user since before it had vowels, so I’ve seen it grow from a fun little experiment to a platform with a lot of promise to the behemoth it is today. How I’ve used the service has changed over time, but it seems like more and more,… Continue reading What’s the Point of Twitter?