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[Lessons Learned] Key Start-up Questions

Random Observation/Comment #428: One of the most important skills to learn in analysis and evaluation is to put yourself in the other person’s position. Once you see what others see, you’ll be in a better state to make the decision. I’ve been working with the start-up industry and playfully keeping updated with the latest technologies for the past 7 years....

Running Low on Hard Drive Space? Use WinDirStat

Running Low on Hard Drive Space? Use WinDirStat

Random Observation/Comment #420: I don’t know why I keep all the originals of the photos I took and don’t share in social media. It’s not like I’m going to look back at hundreds of thousands of photos that I didn’t deem important or good enough to post the first round through and relive every shot… My C:\ status bar was...

Android Photosphere: Beats my DSLR

Android Photosphere: Beats my DSLR

Random Observation/Comment #355: I still refer to my smartphone as a cellphone out of habit. I should just name it… JARVIS. Y’know that guy who holsters his DSLR to use his smartphone to take pictures? Well – that’s me. I’m the guy holding up the Galaxy Nexus panning around slowly with the photosphere. Why? It’s to stitch photos and easily...

The Essential toilet seat

The Essential toilet seat

Random Observation/Comment #350: Once your throne is heated and it cleans your butthole with a super-soaker, you will never be the same, and you can never go back. This is not an advertisement for the toilet seat I bought, but rather a personal story about warm butt cheeks and clean bowels. This is an analyst’s perspective of a luxury that...

Google glasses Ideas

Google glasses Ideas

Random Observation/Comment #343: If Google glass gets popular, will designers start to make Google glass frames?  Will the price of lasek decrease? Will Google glass come with a deal to get lasek? Sounds like some crazy synergy is possible there. I don’t know if you know this, but I’m a geek. I’m a big fan of tech in general and...

Using Smartphones to be Productive

Using Smartphones to be Productive

Random Observation/Comment #282: Ever since I finished Jason Womack’s book, I’ve readjusted my life to focus on working smarter and being more productive.  Unfortunately, this blog, although important, did not make it to the top of my Most Important Things (MIT) list.  The book I’m writing on the side, however, is almost done.  Also, the Stanley cup and Diablo 3...

What Tech Leaks Do to Consumers (like me)

What Tech Leaks Do to Consumers (like me)

Random Observation/Comment #256: Technology will always be my passion. Always. I want a tablet. I’ve wanted one for a very long time and I have kept very closely on techmeme, techcrunch, engadget, gizmodo, mashable, and androidandme to get that holy grail advice of when to buy something that won’t be obsolete in 2 months.  And that was actually the problem. ...

Android OS Next Names

Android OS Next Names

Random Observation/Comment #255: I am such a geek. Not a nerd or a dork… As I discussed in an earlier post, there are differences. Developers have an odd sense of humor. We add a little bit of personal color into our projects where we can. For example, I used to name my login machines after final fantasy 6 characters.  Those...

Information comes to me: Twitter and Me

Information comes to me: Twitter and Me

Random Observation/Comment #232: While I was executing Project Wean-Back-Into-Work, I found myself distracted by another project.  Wow, story of my life.  Someone asked me what the big deal was about Twitter, and so, I decided to ramble a bit.  I’ll give the shortened version and how I apply it to my personal web surfing experience. In short, Twitter is appealing...

Lappy Premature Eulogy

Lappy Premature Eulogy

Random Observation/Comment #192: This blog is a mess.  It has just become a collection of thoughts from a crazy Chinese guy trying to find his way through a confusing world that’s filled with – simply put – different forms of pleasure and pain.  What’s been recently on my mind has been side projects and efficiently organizing my life to be...

Tweeting vs Facebook Statusing

Tweeting vs Facebook Statusing

  Random Observation/Comment #180: Facebook status updates might be more popular if they had a catchier name.  Tweeting, Twitting, Twatting, or whatever you want to call it, just has that sexy ring to it.  “I like what you twittered today.” – cool.  “Your facebook status update told me you didn’t do shit today.” – not as cool.   Even though...

A Change of Style?

A Change of Style?

Random Observation/Comment #178: A lot of people ask me, “Where do you find time for these personal projects?”  I guess, I type fast?  I don’t know why my career isn’t as interesting as my hobbies, but I wish I can one day have the two intermingle.  Until then, they seem to be fighting for my attention like two cute girls...