Month: November 2007

Seven

In a psychology class I took in College we devoted a months worth of classes to the number 7, how people can efficiently remember exactly seven things at any given time. So it was cool to see Paul Buchheit’s post We all have tunnel vision where he explains that since we can only hold seven

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Categories: GTD

Coming Up On…

“Coming Up On…” has to be one of the most irritating phrases in reality television. Yes. Let’s waste thirty seconds showing highlights from a scene we are about to see. Program developers are so afraid that our tv-dope-sick mind will wander to another station that they will do anything to keep us watching. Please. We

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How Many Founders Did It Take?

News.YC user fauigerzigerk did a great job of listing out all the prominent technology companies and the number of founders they were created with. I do not know why I find the topic of “how many finders does it take” so interesting, but I do. There is also some great discussion around BitGeek’s posting Absolutely,

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Time Machine Vs. SuperDuper

UPDATE (Jan. 29, 2008): You can complete a full system restore to a new hard drive with Time Machine. After installing the new hard drive startup your Mac with the OS X Leopard install DVD. But instead of going on with the usual install process, select Utilities > Restore System from Backup and follow the

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Songza

I’ve been playing around with Songza, a new, closed beta, music search engine that lets you create playlists on-the-fly. Here’s how it works Enter in a band or song name and Songza returns a list of found music files – For everything I search for it gave me back items found on YouTube, mostly live

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Struggling With Perfection

I’ve been struggling with some work lately, trying to makes things perfect, but this usually ends up making things worse. Or I end up not pursuing it simply because I envision all the imperfections down the line. That’s when I have to revisit Paul Buchheit’s… “Perfect” is the enemy of “good enough” Forget about your

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Remember, Remember The Fifth Of November…

Happy Counterterrorism Day Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent To blow up the King and Parliament. “George Washington banned the celebration of Guy Fawkes Day in America because he saw it as a way for the state to use a terrorist act as an excuse to hoard power and torture.” via Reddit.com Ron Paul’s

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$18 For Every iPhone

I had always been puzzled by the new found joined-at-the-hip friendship between Apple and AT&T when the iPhone was released, until recently. It turns out that AT&T is paying Apple $18 each month for every iPhone user on the AT&T network for the exclusive relationship. This estimate, from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, sheds some

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Follow Me

For those of you interested, you can easily “follow” me at friendfeed.com/rjb. For those who do not know what FriendFeed.com is, it aggregates your online identities and notification systems like Twitter, del.icio.us, Google Reader and Netflix. If puts all your activities into a life-stream effectively so your friends can track what you are up to.