Month: May 2012

Technology Perceptions

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Jvesci/status/206036866028412928″] Pittsburgh tech blogger Jaclyn V (@Jvesci) was in a car wreck this AM and the twitter post she made about it above struck me as interesting.  Just a few days ago I was having a conversation with a friend of mine (who’s not much older than Jaclyn) where…

Unapologetically Competent

I have been called egotistical.  I don’t think it’s a fare accusation at all.  As someone with big dreams and plenty of self-confidence I do my best to make sure I know and acknowledge my many weaknesses.  All you have to do is point out that I’m easily lost (awful…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Google Recipes Edition

Typically your Sauerkraut Sunday posts are prepared by hitting up Google and searching what’s new in the world of Sauerkraut.  This involves checking the regular web search, the news, the images, sometimes even the shopping parts of Google.  In the future there’s a new place for me to search, the…

A Thought on My 29th Birthday

This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease. – Robert F. Kennedy Last year I…

Zuck’s Sweatshirt

Mark Zuckerberg goes on TV to ring the bell in 5 days and the big question is, will he be wearing his Sweatshirt or will he put on a suit jacket? I’m not planning to invest in Facebook, but if I were, I would be hoping he sticks to his…

Guess I’m Moving to Massachusets

I have spoken before about the potential for, and profitability of, dating sites.  Over the weekend I spent a little time fooling around with OKCupid and I came away pretty impressed.  I suppose the world may always need Match.coms for simplicity, but OKCupid does something very interesting with questions.  They…

The Way I See the “Talent War” in Pittsburgh

There have been a number of interesting articles in the past few weeks about the “talent war” that tech companies in Pittsburgh are fighting.  There was one (actually from last year, but I recently saw a link to it) about Pikimal addressing a shortage of developers by finding strong candidates…

Zynga’s Hybrid Cloud

There are two things I thought I’d share about the story I read in iWeed this morning about Zynga’s hybrid (internal/Amazon) cloud: In the hype about cloud it’s easily to lose track of just how immature we are so far.  The fact that with all the cloud options out there in…

Amazon, The Cloud Supermarket, and Other Ways to Eat

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post on Amazon’s Toolkit Strategy.  I wrestled with whether Amazon should still be considered infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or whether they were providing so many services that it was easier to think of them as Platform as a Service.  I ended up…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Carb Loading Edition

I decided not to run the Pittsburgh Marathon this year, with all of the fluctuation in my life the last few months I decided it was best to not put that much stress on my body.  I was thinking about everyone who made it out though, so I found a…