Monthly Archives: October 2011

Founders Institute sales pitch

Everyone had great things to say about the Founders Institute program. Of course, if anyone was unhappy with it, they weren’t at the event. It better be great. It costs $900 to get in.

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Ruby Rails Hacking is like throwing an old Chevy in the ocean

Russ Olsen, author of Eloquent Ruby, was also there to help us out with questions. “Rails is the old Chevy you throw in the ocean,” Russ explained. “What you really want is the coral.” Wha? “That’s a horrible analogy,” I … Continue reading

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Mobile Future Forum

I’m sitting in the audience right now as I post this. This wasn’t possible until recently – I’ve got a camera and text input ability all in the same device. Plus free wifi. This is a nice event; good speakers, … Continue reading

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Future Vision of Mobile in Honor of Steve Jobs

My vision was that most people in ths general public are going to have their own simple app. Eyemags.com already enables people to do this. The future of mobile is not going to be phones. MIT has already developed a … Continue reading

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Hasan Elahi speaks at Philippa Hughes’s Salon Contra

Hasan Elahi is a faculty member at the University of Maryland. His most famous work of art was conceived when the FBI started investigating him as a suspected terrorist. In 2001, before the age of Foursquare, for the purpose of … Continue reading

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I fell in a hole on the way to the DC Ruby Users meetup

No, I don’t mean that figuratively. In horizontal rain, I got out of the metro, took a wrong turn, and ended up in a construction ditch one foot deep in running water. I stood in the back during the whole … Continue reading

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Testing blogging with pics from events

This is the most exciting event I went to this rainy weekend: grocery shopping. as boring as that sounds, it was Wegmans, so we had a nice lunch in their super cafe. but the part that was interesting was that … Continue reading

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