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Archive for May, 2014

Larry Page: The Untold Story. It's tough to imagine "Don't be Evil" as a motto when one of the founders seems somewhat evil.

The Illusion of Life

The illusion of life from cento lodigiani on Vimeo. The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren't old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries […]

Legal Process Guidelines for U.S. Law Enforcement is an interesting read. And not too long. FaceTime and iMessages are end-to-end encrypted. Third-party apps are safe. Your email, call history, SMS messages, camera rolls (photos/videos), and a few other things are not.

I'm publishing this post well after the fact (Memorial Day), but Huddler was acquired by Wikia. Wikia Acquires Huddler - Expands Technology, Team, and Lifestyle Audience in Communities... & Huddler | Winning with Wikia

Product/Market Fit

My friend Josh has a great post on the fit that's necessary between product and marketing.

App.Net is Dead State of the Union No more salaried employees. It lasted, what, a year or two?

It's Different for Girls Wine was brought and toasts were made to our great future together. About halfway through the dinner he told me he had also brought me a present, but it was under the table, and would I please give him my hand so he could give it to me. I gave him […]

Eating the Evidence

The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung | Vanity Fair One day in March 2011, cars carrying investigators from Korea‚Äôs anti-trust regulator pulled up outside a Samsung facility in Suwon, about 25 miles south of Seoul. They were there ready to raid the building, looking for evidence of possible collusion between the company and wireless […]

Bluetooth Home Lock

I've often wondered how and when we're going to have home security systems that are a bit more complex than a metal key ((Then again, it's a testament to the general "goodness" of people that we really only protect ourselves and our "stuff" with simple metal keys.)). After all, they're not exactly difficult to defeat […]

Dash Cam?

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Physicists Detect Gravity Waves, Lifting the Veil on the Beginning of the Universe. I could have sworn I posted about this before. I guess perhaps not? Fascinating stuff.

Got a Smart Car (Electric!)

A few days ago, Dave and I each leased a 2014 Smart Car Electric Drive from Smart Center Buffalo (the Mercedes-Benz dealership). We're going to "wrap" the car in advertising, and drive it around whenever we can. It's surprisingly roomy. A golf bag even fits in the back (you have to take the clubs with […]

From Brent: inessential: Google AdSense and Analytics 99.9% sure that article is a complete farce, though.

May 2014 SpamSieve Stats

Filtered Mail 387,913 Good Messages 504,515 Spam Messages (57%) 142 Spam Messages Per Day SpamSieve Accuracy 1,581 False Positives 4,140 False Negatives (72%) 99.4% Correct Corpus 14,470 Good Messages 17,688 Spam Messages (55%) 1,558,296 Total Words Rules 34 Blocklist Rules 11 Whitelist Rules Showing Statistics Since 8/24/04, 8:00 PM Almost a decade now! Last done: […]

Apple - Press Info - Apple Leadership - Angela Ahrendts. She can't do worse than the last guy… Also, this is cool: Parallax Scrolling.