It is like flotsam and jetsam except it litters the blogosphere.
Guy Kawasaki’s blog always has good stuff, like this interview with Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin.
Kevin Burton’ writes about a lot of stuff, sometimes he writes about venture capital and how not taking the easy money may be best in the long run. It is something of an underlying theme…
If you know tech companies and the Tokyo subway system, you’ll get a kick out of this.
Closer to home, the Vancouver Sun has an article about NowPublic.com getting 10 million in VC money.
Also from the Vancouver VC scene, Kirk Washington of Yaletown Partners who I’ve never met, but have talked to on the phone, wrote an article for News.com entitled “The five dirty truths about clean technology.” Clean Tech is big in Vancouver and it is something I have both interest and insight into. A good blog to check out is Cleantech Investing.
The Globe and Mail recently had an article about dead people’s MySpace pages and how there is a website that collects them. “There but for the grace of God go I”…
I’m not sure they will be overjoyed following the previous paragraph(s), but a great little Macintosh software developer is Ambrosia Software, they released updates to two of their utilities (Snapz Pro and Wiretap Pro) recently and I just got around to downloading both. Snapz Pro is so kickass I turned people at GVC on to it. It is head and shoulders above any other image capturing program I’ve ever used on any platform. You can use it to record video clips too. Wiretap Pro allowed me to take some songs from the Criterion Collection DVD of “The Life Aquatic” and turn them into MP3s or ACCs so I could use them in my mix making endeavors.
Ambrosia also makes games, the best of which still remains Escape Velocity Nova. I finally beat that game during my lengthy bout of unemployment. That game was so cool and so replayable it was ported to Windows. Games generally get developed for Windows and ported to the Mac so that tells you what a great game EVN really was. It isn’t multi-player and there is much talk about making a multi-player game like Escape Velocity Nova.
In completely unrelated news, the aging Japanese population and decrease in young people has forced Japanese universities to have to start competing for students, some have even closed down.
Apparently even in Korea, even if you run one of the largest companies on the peninsula, you can’t round up a bunch of thugs, storm into a bar, drag some dude into the mountains, beat him up until you are too tired to hit him anymore, even if he did get into a fight with your son. I know I linked to a story about this before, but I like it and this one got caught in my spam filters. The tycoon was convicted and I believe he will do time assuming his appeal fails.
In other news I dragged my sorry ass to the gym today. I worked out for almost twice as long as usual, I haven’t lost much weight since the first week or two I returned to the gym. It isn’t how long you work out, but how regularly and how intensely, what you eat also matters a lot. My diet especially when I’m at my mother’s house leaves a lot to be desired.
Wednesday night might be the best time to work out. It was actually busier than usual, I talked to staff and they said a lot of people skip their Wednesday workout… I like Wednesday as there seem to be extra fit attractive women in the club, Asian or otherwise. I’m still pathetically single, or maybe just pathetic. I never got to see or talk with Winnie. :-( But there was this one lass who wasn’t that tall, but to say she had muscular legs, would be a MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT. I dug the single green lock of hair she had too, very funky.
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