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  • The Four

    I read several books this weekend, one of them The Four by Scott Galloway. Scott Galloway is a professor at NYU Stern Business School, and also makes entertaining videos on Youtube where he explains the world of Silicon Valley through the medium of wearing a wig and miming to Adele. No, really. That’s how I […]

  • I’m not the guy you think I am

    I get adverts piped straight into my Gmail inbox these days, hot piping adverts based on deductions Google has made about me. Delicious, highly relevant ads, like, well, like this one: I’m pretty sure this is not typical dating site. It may even be not a typical dating website. It’s a shame that Google hasn’t […]

  • More spreadsheets, spreadsheets, spreadsheets

    It’s been a few weeks since I started playing around with Google Spreadsheets, as an alternative to Microsoft Excel. What’s odd is how, when Google is about all things touch screen, and Microsoft’s heritage is in computers with real keyboards and mice, that Excel feels more suitable for a touchscreen. ‘Twasn’t always so.

  • The joy of spreadsheets

    All my life, it seems I’m staring at spreadsheets. Mostly, that means Microsoft Excel. In 2007 Microsoft radically changed the appearance and menus of Excel (cue much wailing and gnashing of teeth) and I began to wonder if I should use something else. Familarity breeds contempt, after all. Conversely, lots of people who use one […]

  • Chromecast

    Today I installed a Chromecast on the television in our living room.

  • Out in the woods

    This evening, we drove out to a set of trees that had been decorated for Christmas. In the middle of Colorado, where houses are scarce, most of the Christmas decorations look insignificant, dwarfed by the darkness around them, but this particular thicket of trees felt very impressive. I don’t want to harp on about it, […]

  • Awesome enough to disappoint?

    As part of Google’s I/O event, they announced the Auto-Awesome feature for Google Plus. I met a Googler for coffee this afternoon, and that was what he told me about when I asked him what cool things had been announced. Auto-Awesome is part of the ever-improving photo management facilities on Google Plus. It’s designed to […]