Whew, what a week! What a two weeks... work work work and a wonderful interlude sailing an E Scow with a friend in Charleston and a business trip to Boston. And so much going on at eyesFinder. But there's a lot going on elsewhere too ... let's take a look, shall we?
I am spending 50% of my time coding these days, and the other 100% of my time doing everything else. It has been great. There is so much pleasure in slowly patiently building something piece by piece, making all the pieces fit just so. Awesome!
Just finished The Martian, by Andy Weir. It was excellent, highly recommended, as plausible near-future science fiction. So much greatness and so much humor too. (Thanks, Brad Feld.) Couldn't wait to reach the end of each day so I could visit Mars :)
Fun fact: this book was first self-published as an e-book on Amazon, and Random House picked it up for printing afterward.
Bill Gates' and Warren Buffets' favorite business book is out of print. Written in 1971, in consists of 12 stories from The New Yorker. However, it is now available ... as an e-book. Cool.
Nobody doubt's Google's cloud intentions anymore. Nope. But then, whoever did?
I read this with great interest: What's Google's biggest fear? Native search. That is, sites and apps which have their own search, instead of using Google.
Verizon FIOS gets speed boost; uploads now as fast as downloads. Yep. Thank you!
Helpful: Why seven hours of sleep might be better than eight. Personally I suggest six, but that's just me...
So did I tell you? I've got a Fire Phone. So far I like it, stay tuned for a full review. In the meantime, the critics have soundly panned it. Ah, they didn't like the first Kindle either, and now look.
Excellent: 3D-printing comes to Amazon. Of course. Although right now they're selling 3D-printed stuff, someday they will sell the models so you can print your own at home.
Guess before clicking: The most important factor of startup success. I agree entirely. (It’s not having a funny Dutch founder who sails and cycles, although that was a good guess :)
Why OKCupid's experiments aren't the same as Facebook's. Yeah I kind of agree. The difference is setting expectations.
This little guy is too cute, ZooBorn of the week is Jasper, a Lynx Cub.