December 2009 Archives

Is Amazon preparing to offer call-center-as-a-service? http://j.mp/6PjrMw
Is Amazon preparing to offer call-center-as-a-service? http://j.mp/6PjrMw Dec 31, 2009 7 :23 via Twitter...
December 31, 2009 - 14 words,

Daily Reading from December 31, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. * [The Silver Thief](http://stephenjdubner.com/journalism/silverthief.html) — "The Story of...
December 31, 2009 - 119 words,

Total cost of Zack's arm injury: $103,000. My out of pocket: $250. Great health insurance. Hope the gov't lets me keep it.
Total cost of Zack’s arm injury: $103,000. My out of pocket: $250. Great health insurance....
December 30, 2009 - 29 words,

Daily Reading from December 30, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. * [How Thomas Edison, Patron Saint Of Patent...
December 30, 2009 - 53 words,

The coffee shop's crowded today. Does this guy really need two tables? Really, an entire table for just his mouse?
The coffee shop’s crowded today. Does this guy really need two tables? Really, an entire...
December 29, 2009 - 27 words,

Daily Reading from December 29, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. * [Life on the List - Anil Dash](http://dashes.com/anil/2009/12/life-on-the-list.html)...
December 29, 2009 - 15 words,

RT @sacstarts: Office closed this week? Perfect opportunity to join us for casual coworking tomorrow at Tupelo. http://j.mp/6hP7Oy
RT @sacstarts: Office closed this week? Perfect opportunity to join us for casual coworking tomorrow...
December 28, 2009 - 25 words,

RT @Sacbiz: Drugstore.com is buying Gold River's SkinStore.com for $36M: http://tinyurl.com/y8jrmr2
RT @Sacbiz: Drugstore.com is buying Gold River’s SkinStore.com for $36M: http://tinyurl.com/y8jrmr2 Dec 28, 2009 5...
December 28, 2009 - 18 words,

I think my wifi router is dying. The Linksys Linux router might end up replacing it. http://bit.ly/4ZlyZv
I think my wifi router is dying. The Linksys Linux router might end up replacing...
December 28, 2009 - 24 words,

Clever! RT @voxeo Manage Google Calendar via phone with Silicon Valet: http://siliconvalet.org/. Made by @egilchri with http://tropo.com
Clever! RT @voxeo Manage Google Calendar via phone with Silicon Valet: http://siliconvalet.org/. Made by @egilchri...
December 28, 2009 - 24 words,

Looks like a good thing I didn't go with a Nook over Kindle: http://tr.im/ILvE Barnes & Noble's servers can't handle the ebook traffic.
Looks like a good thing I didn’t go with a Nook over Kindle: http://tr.im/ILvE Barnes...
December 27, 2009 - 30 words,

Nice idea, Peet's Coffee in Fair Oaks. http://twitpic.com/uqu10
Nice idea, Peet’s Coffee in Fair Oaks. http://twitpic.com/uqu10 Dec 22, 2009 7 :53 via Twitter...
December 22, 2009 - 15 words,

I wondered how the dog would react to the Roomba. Curiosity and mild concern, it seems.
I wondered how the dog would react to the Roomba. Curiosity and mild concern, it...
December 22, 2009 - 23 words,

"You may be still subscribed to other mailing lists." http://tr.im/Inz5 Excuse me, your backups are showing.
"You may be still subscribed to other mailing lists." http://tr.im/Inz5 Excuse me, your backups are...
December 22, 2009 - 23 words,

Discovered by accident that if you plug iPhone earbuds into a macbook, the earbud mic is used for audio in.
Discovered by accident that if you plug iPhone earbuds into a macbook, the earbud mic...
December 21, 2009 - 27 words,

Fixed link: Latest Voice for Web devs post shows how to do voice recognition: http://bit.ly/90wE7u
Fixed link: Latest Voice for Web devs post shows how to do voice recognition: http://bit.ly/90wE7u...
December 21, 2009 - 22 words,

Latest Voice for Web devs post shows how to do voice recognition: http://tr.im/Ihpm 25 lines of code, including detailed comments.
Latest Voice for Web devs post shows how to do voice recognition: http://tr.im/Ihpm 25 lines...
December 21, 2009 - 27 words,

Fandango now has popup ads with LOUD audio on the purchase confirmation page? Annoying your customers. Great idea.
Fandango now has popup ads with LOUD audio on the purchase confirmation page? Annoying your...
December 21, 2009 - 25 words,

Daily Reading from December 21, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. * [Big brands turn to small blog houses...
December 21, 2009 - 41 words,

RT @TheUrbanHive Only 11 days left to lock in full-time unlmtd #coworking membership as low as $95/mo @theurbanhive ($300 Value)
RT @TheUrbanHive Only 11 days left to lock in full-time unlmtd #coworking membership as low...
December 20, 2009 - 27 words,

It's amazing how good lemons taste right off the tree. Now planning on making a few gallons of limoncello.
It’s amazing how good lemons taste right off the tree. Now planning on making a...
December 20, 2009 - 26 words,

Amazon Prime + Amazon iPhone app is dangerous for impulse shoppers. In my defense, that WAS a good price on a Roomba.
Amazon Prime + Amazon iPhone app is dangerous for impulse shoppers. In my defense, that...
December 20, 2009 - 29 words,

We might win this soccer game. 12-0 at the half.
We might win this soccer game. 12-0 at the half. Dec 19, 2009 7 :01...
December 19, 2009 - 17 words,

Daily Reading from December 19, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. * [Startup 2.0: From Silicon Valley to Hong...
December 19, 2009 - 27 words,

The Wikipedia article on Jazz the Transformer http://tr.im/I0nS is as long as that of Jazz Music http://bit.ly/w72d (20 printed pages)
The Wikipedia article on Jazz the Transformer http://tr.im/I0nS is as long as that of Jazz...
December 18, 2009 - 27 words,

I'm going to be @hoppybrewing in an hour for dinner with other Sacramento entrepreneurs. Coming? http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0
I’m going to be @hoppybrewing in an hour for dinner with other Sacramento entrepreneurs. Coming?...
December 17, 2009 - 23 words,

VoiceXML for web developers
Building voice applications isn’t hard at all. Any web developer can do it.
December 17, 2009 - 176 words,

My wife always guesses what her gifts are. Not this year. I'm being sneaky and not buying anything she'd like.
My wife always guesses what her gifts are. Not this year. I’m being sneaky and...
December 17, 2009 - 27 words,

I thought Data Connectors meant well by giving me a free seminar registration. Turns out it's free for everyone & they're just spammers.
I thought Data Connectors meant well by giving me a free seminar registration. Turns out...
December 17, 2009 - 30 words,

A traveling business conference comped me to their registration list last week without asking me. Then sold my name & # to their sponsors.
A traveling business conference comped me to their registration list last week without asking me....
December 17, 2009 - 31 words,

The December startup meetup is only a few hours away. Are you coming? http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0
The December startup meetup is only a few hours away. Are you coming? http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0 Dec...
December 17, 2009 - 21 words,

Q: How should I market this new product? A: Perhaps you could personally visit all 10 people who might be interested in it.
Q: How should I market this new product? A: Perhaps you could personally visit all...
December 17, 2009 - 30 words,

Need to remember that when I schedule a post to publish on the Voxeo blog, it's on eastern time. My 8:30 post went out at 5:30.
Need to remember that when I schedule a post to publish on the Voxeo blog,...
December 17, 2009 - 33 words,

New series on @voxeo blog: VoiceXML for web developers. First two posts: http://tr.im/HUby and http://tr.im/HUbx
New series on @voxeo blog: VoiceXML for web developers. First two posts: http://tr.im/HUby and http://tr.im/HUbx...
December 17, 2009 - 22 words,

Perhaps when giving a demo, you should have a point you get around to mentioning. Or at least a product.
Perhaps when giving a demo, you should have a point you get around to mentioning....
December 16, 2009 - 27 words,

Q: How are going to bring your product to market? Presenter: We have a Facebook fan page. OK then.
Q: How are going to bring your product to market? Presenter: We have a Facebook...
December 16, 2009 - 26 words,

When doing a demo using a mic, you might consider arranging the mic so it's not behind your head while you demo & talk. This guy did not.
When doing a demo using a mic, you might consider arranging the mic so it’s...
December 16, 2009 - 35 words,

In San Francisco for SF New Tech
In San Francisco for SF New Tech Dec 16, 2009 5 :33 via Twitter...
December 16, 2009 - 14 words,

Doubt I'll ever see @comcast refund. Still waiting for promised refund of service charge & downtime credit for outage they caused in June.
Doubt I’ll ever see @comcast refund. Still waiting for promised refund of service charge &...
December 16, 2009 - 30 words,

Also notice @comcast has been charging me $5/mo for modem rental, but I own it. Cust svc says I have to call back in few days for refund.
Also notice @comcast has been charging me $5/mo for modem rental, but I own it....
December 16, 2009 - 35 words,

Oh how do I hate @comcast? Just got a bill for the next month of service I already cancelled.
Oh how do I hate @comcast? Just got a bill for the next month of...
December 16, 2009 - 26 words,

Unintended consequences: LED traffic lights produce no heat. So they don't melt snow & drivers can't see the lights. http://tr.im/HOLb
Unintended consequences: LED traffic lights produce no heat. So they don’t melt snow & drivers...
December 16, 2009 - 27 words,

Just found an interesting Drupal module through a security advisory about it. Marketing through XSS vulnerabilities.
Just found an interesting Drupal module through a security advisory about it. Marketing through XSS...
December 16, 2009 - 23 words,

My day? 2010 planning, queuing up some blog posts, and completing some long-overdue expense reports. Then SF New Tech tonight.
My day? 2010 planning, queuing up some blog posts, and completing some long-overdue expense reports....
December 16, 2009 - 27 words,

RT @sacstarts We're hosting a startup dinner at Hoppy Brewing this week. Details at http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0
RT @sacstarts We’re hosting a startup dinner at Hoppy Brewing this week. Details at http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0...
December 15, 2009 - 22 words,

PVRBlog sale includes 40 hours of @matthowie time. Auction at $4k. Maybe I'll buy it and use the time to have Matt help paint the house.
PVRBlog sale includes 40 hours of @matthowie time. Auction at $4k. Maybe I’ll buy it...
December 14, 2009 - 33 words,

Good backup platform. Recommended. RT @crashplan Get CrashPlan+ for FREE ($60 value) with any unlimited backup plan http://bit.ly/7E03pk
Good backup platform. Recommended. RT @crashplan Get CrashPlan+ for FREE ($60 value) with any unlimited...
December 14, 2009 - 25 words,

Laser printer on Craigslist comes with "Manuel and Power Chord" -- a Hispanic guy playing heavy metal guitar?
Laser printer on Craigslist comes with "Manuel and Power Chord"—a Hispanic guy playing...
December 13, 2009 - 25 words,

Would love to convert some of my paper books to Kindle. @aaronklein says publisher Thomas Nelson does it. Would love others to follow suit.
Would love to convert some of my paper books to Kindle. @aaronklein says publisher Thomas...
December 13, 2009 - 31 words,

RT @sacstarts Signed up yet for our entrepreneur meetup on Dec 17th? Details at http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0
RT @sacstarts Signed up yet for our entrepreneur meetup on Dec 17th? Details at http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0...
December 13, 2009 - 22 words,

Game over, won 8-4
Game over, won 8-4 Dec 13, 2009 7 :17 via Twitter...
December 13, 2009 - 11 words,

First indoor soccer game of the season. Wondering how they get it colder inside this building than outside.
First indoor soccer game of the season. Wondering how they get it colder inside this...
December 13, 2009 - 25 words,

Maybe I should give up flying. American made me check my bag at the gate. Then they lost it.
Maybe I should give up flying. American made me check my bag at the gate....
December 9, 2009 - 26 words,

Nice working dinner with @mbookspan tonight. So far a productive Orlando trip.
Nice working dinner with @mbookspan tonight. So far a productive Orlando trip. Dec 8, 2009...
December 8, 2009 - 19 words,

Late landing in Denver only leaves me 30 minutes to my next flight. Hope there's some food that's quick near the gate.
Late landing in Denver only leaves me 30 minutes to my next flight. Hope there’s...
December 7, 2009 - 29 words,

Made a reservation @hoppybrewing via twitter. They saw I said I was coming next week, said they might be busy & set a reservation for me.
Made a reservation @hoppybrewing via twitter. They saw I said I was coming next week,...
December 7, 2009 - 33 words,

The weather here in sunny California? A little snow overnight. http://twitpic.com/sjho1
The weather here in sunny California? A little snow overnight. http://twitpic.com/sjho1 Dec 7, 2009 7...
December 6, 2009 - 18 words,

Seriously, the moving company won't move plants because they don't want to dirty the truck? And they couldn't have told me this in advance?
Seriously, the moving company won’t move plants because they don’t want to dirty the truck?...
December 5, 2009 - 31 words,

Anyone from Sacramento going to SF New Tech on 12/16? Thinking of going and interested in carpooling.
Anyone from Sacramento going to SF New Tech on 12/16? Thinking of going and interested...
December 4, 2009 - 24 words,

Trying Google Mobile Analytics and my code wasn't working. Discovered it's a bug in the lib I downloaded from Google.
Trying Google Mobile Analytics and my code wasn’t working. Discovered it’s a bug in the...
December 3, 2009 - 27 words, 2 comments

Excited about my new role at Voxeo. http://tr.im/GxZv What can we do to better help developers?
Excited about my new role at Voxeo. http://tr.im/GxZv What can we do to better help...
December 3, 2009 - 23 words,

Now that Comcast owns NBC, will subscribers find that competing networks have worse pictures? They do it with the Internet, why not TV?
Now that Comcast owns NBC, will subscribers find that competing networks have worse pictures? They...
December 3, 2009 - 30 words,

I keep wanting to swipe and pinch zoom on my Kindle. The iPhone multitouch has spoiled me.
I keep wanting to swipe and pinch zoom on my Kindle. The iPhone multitouch has...
December 2, 2009 - 24 words,

Was describing the Kindle's e-Ink to Zack. Like an etch-a-sketch, but electronic and more detailed, he says. Great analogy.
Was describing the Kindle’s e-Ink to Zack. Like an etch-a-sketch, but electronic and more detailed,...
December 2, 2009 - 26 words,

Waiting for FedEx. It's also garbage day. The telltale squeal of delivery truck brakes is being impersonated by the garbage trucks.
Waiting for FedEx. It’s also garbage day. The telltale squeal of delivery truck brakes is...
December 2, 2009 - 28 words,

Amazon Prime changes the way you think about shopping. Placed 6 orders in the last 2 days, including one while standing in another store.
Amazon Prime changes the way you think about shopping. Placed 6 orders in the last...
December 1, 2009 - 31 words,

I can now get internet service from someone other than Comcast. Gleefully canceling this awful connection.
I can now get internet service from someone other than Comcast. Gleefully canceling this awful...
December 1, 2009 - 23 words,

Stories on @square say iphone and android compatible. One of the photos shows it being used on an iPod Touch. http://tr.im/GmE6
Stories on @square say iphone and android compatible. One of the photos shows it being...
December 1, 2009 - 28 words,

Trip to Orlando booked for next week. It's a quick one. In late Monday night, back Wednesday evening.
Trip to Orlando booked for next week. It’s a quick one. In late Monday night,...
December 1, 2009 - 25 words,

RT @sacstarts December startup meetup at Hoppy Brewing, December 17th. Details/RSVP at http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0
RT @sacstarts December startup meetup at Hoppy Brewing, December 17th. Details/RSVP at http://sacstarts.com/click/58399/0 Dec 1,...
December 1, 2009 - 20 words,

Great stuff. Take credit cards with your mobile phone complete with receipts, and card swipes. http://squareup.com/
Great stuff. Take credit cards with your mobile phone complete with receipts, and card swipes....
December 1, 2009 - 23 words,

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