Monthly Archives: December 2005

We are loved in Belgium and in Italy

Yes, that’s one of my favorite quotes from Cliff in the movie Singles….and it reflects the nature of today’s post. Recently a friend of mine turned me on to a new location tool from Zipwise called Geomap. You’ve probably seen the

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Taking the 50 yard dash to the bathroom door

So Ellen and I were being silly at lunch today, and I told her that for some reason the ‘diarrhea song’ popped into my head. Ellen had no idea what I was talking about so I sang it for her.

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Online Collaboration Tools

So, everyone knows by now that I run a small startup. Well, we don’t rent any office space, we just share stuff virtually using a variety of tools. So far, the tools to help with online collaboration are very broad

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Flashreminders

This week I’m going to spend a little time reviewing some newer Web 2.0 sites that been brought to my attention for one reason or another. The first one is a cool little site called Flashreminders — http://www.flashreminders.com . This simple

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No Lumps of Coal

So my friggin server keeps crashing nightly thanks to both a glitch in my hard drives (yes, the Maxtor replacements), the Intel RAID array software, and NT Shadow Copy. One bad cluster and the whole server hangs…. What’s this thing

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Thank God Its Science

  A court in the US has ruled against the teaching of “intelligent design” alongside Darwin’s theory of evolution. Thankfully, someone came to their wits about this whole Intelligent Design BS. I swear I was about to start preaching for

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I love my job, I hate my job

So, its Friday night and I’m at home writing a spec…scenarios really. I’ve just finished an incredible bottle of French wine paired with an equally amazing French goat cheese. I’ve got a invitation to a hoppin’ free party in downtown

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Every startup’s rule should be: spend little, and work fast — How to determine valuation

I’m in the process of trying to determine valuation for EXIT83. As I’m discovering, this is more art than science. Here’s some really good links on the subject which I found on del.icio.us.   http://www.paulgraham.com/startupfunding.html Another concept we need to introduce

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It’s not just a job, its an adventure

Damn, just when I thought I had everything figured out, Peter poked about million holes in it. This is all good, but it basically means I have to completely revamp my business model. Ugh. This is life as a starving

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Elf on Strike!

It’s that time of year again. Santarchy is next weekend (Noon – Midnight in Ballard), and this year I decided to be an Elf again. The big difference is that I’m an Elf on STRIKE! Santa works us elves too

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