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heidiroizen:

Fresh out of Stanford Business School, I started a software company, T/Maker, with my brother Peter. He was the software architect and I was, well, everything else. Our little company was among the first to ship software for the Macintosh, and we developed a positive reputation among the members…

Great post from heidiroizen on negotiating.

365daysincolorado:

During our trip to Charleston, Vikas took me to the top of the cupola in our hotel and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him! And I said yes! Then we drank champagne.

I am really excited to plan a wedding. But I’m a thousand times more excited that this funny, handsome, smart man…

hippoland:

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Last year, I ran into an acquaintance of mine, a fellow entrepreneur.

“Hey, how’s it goin?” I asked.

“Great! We’re crushing it. We’re about to sign 3 deals” he replied exuberantly like so many other entrepreneurs I run into. ”How’s LaunchBit doing?”

“Pretty…

Photo-opp with SuperMario (Taken with Instagram)

Photo-opp with SuperMario (Taken with Instagram)

Yes it’s true that these services can take the place of RSS in many circumstances, but it comes at a price. The great thing about RSS is that no-one controls it — you can’t buy it, block it or ban it. It adheres to one of the web’s founding principles; “information wants to be free”. Meanwhile Twitter, Facebook and Google’s founding principles are closer to; “information needs to be monetised”. Once these gatekeepers control what you see, and monitor how you interact with it, it’s easier to target advertising at you.

Apple joins the war on RSS by The Sydney Morning Herald

I admit that my own use of RSS has decreased significantly with greater reliance upon Twitter and tools that intelligently recommend articles from my Twitter feed.  It is sad to see an open, accessible, and free standard slowly getting undermined by the push towards monetization.

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@gnip, new office ready for business.  (Taken with Instagram at Gnip Central)

@gnip, new office ready for business. (Taken with Instagram at Gnip Central)

#flagstaffFire (Taken with Instagram)

#flagstaffFire (Taken with Instagram)

Ahhhhhhh (Taken with Instagram)

Ahhhhhhh (Taken with Instagram)

Lucky Buddha = start of happy hour.  (Taken with instagram)

Lucky Buddha = start of happy hour. (Taken with instagram)

Only in Ward is it not surprising to see this on the side of the road.  (Taken with Instagram at Ward, CO)

Only in Ward is it not surprising to see this on the side of the road. (Taken with Instagram at Ward, CO)