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Hiring Great People

I just read an interesting post by Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes giving recruiting/hiring tips for start-ups. His approach is simple and spot-on. I especially like this tip: Do you want him on your team? This is the number one question we ask our interviewers. Not do you think this person should work for the company, […]

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"Hello, Geraldo? It’s Me, James."

The filmmaker James Cameron claims to have found the lost tomb of Christ. Obviously, he’s taking some heat from Christians who won’t let a little bit of science get in the way of a good story. Personally, I like the not-too-subtle sarcasm in this quote from Cameron’s cohort, director Simcha Jacobovici: “‘But they’re not necessarily […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

It looks like one of the culprits behind the recent JetBlue fiasco was a faulty computer system (one built on a mix of Microsoft and SAP proprietary technologies). I’m not saying open source software would have been glitch-free either, but I do wonder whether the open source community could’ve assembled — like an IT S.W.A.T. […]

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David Puts the Hurt on Goliath (Again)

Open source continues to chip away at proprietary software’s position in the enterprise. This morning, Open-Xchange (a Page One PR client) announced that 1&1 Internet will host one million e-mail accounts using Open-Xchange’s open source software.

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Open Source: Pro-choice Versus Anti-Evolution

An interesting catch by Dave Rosenberg over at the Open Sources blog on SAP’s newest software offering. It’s a vivid example of why I joined Page One PR: open source software, heck, the open source business model, is obliterating the old guard of technology. Today, there are two kinds of proprietary software companies: those, like […]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

OK, more like the dyslexic version: hair yesterday, gone today. But it’s looking more and more like I’ll have an excuse to use a comb again (and not for a comb-over): check out this new product I found on Luxist.

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Old Enough to Know Better

I’m old enough to know better, but tonight I’m going to play a pick-up hockey game. It’ll be my fourth time this year (the weather’s been cooperating despite global warming). Here’s where we play: The rink is in my friend Kevin’s yard. It is roughly 55′ x 120′ and lit with two 1,000 watt halogen […]

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When I Grow Up

When I grow up, I want to be Park B. Smith. Or his adopted grandson. Or his friend. Or whatever else it takes to get a tour (and tasting!) of his 8,000 square foot, 65,000 bottle wine cellar.

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Patently Absurd

The author, Michael Crichton, writes scary thrillers about things that are all too real. But nothing — nothing — in his vast library of published work is as scary or real as the op-ed (free registration required) he wrote in today’s New York Times: When SARS was spreading across the globe, medical researchers hesitated to […]

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Computing My primary day-to-day computer is a 17″ PowerBook G4. I’m a Mac Switcher and can’t ever see myself going back to the Dark Side of Windows. Everything you see in the ads and everything you hear is true: Macs just work. I also have a 20″ iMac G5 that I use for photo and […]