March 2012

Thoughts on Kickstarter

I saw this post about Gizmodo being done with kickstarter. They mentioned another post by Ryan Tate, saying the same thing. Their reasons for not being fans of kickstarter are their own, and while I agree Kickstarter needs some overhauling, I’m not opposed to it in general, in fact I’ve backed 3 things. I do think they should take a little oversight, and implement some rules. I don’t normally like rules for the sake of rules, but a good case in point is a project I backed called “The Present”. I backed it in late 2011. It funded the next month. The planned ship date was “beginning of 2012” well even loosely, that would be what? First quarter? I backed it because the intro movie was incredibly inspirational to me. I…

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My iPad(3) post

I was just reading a post (of many) about how iOS5.1 still disappoints. I’ve also read a few “new iPad a dissappointment because…” posts. Figured I’d throw this out really quick. I like iOS 5. It’s better than Ice Cream Sandwich. the iPad(3) means my Xoom is being sold to offset the cost of an iPad. So yeah not at all disappointed.

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Can’t change minds

The strangest thing happened the other day. Two people over twitter asked about coworking. Our awesome friends of Uncubed all chimed in without our asking and recommended Uncubed. That’s awesome in and of itself. We love that the community feels strongly enough about us that they’ll recommend us. Both guys seemed interested and we made sure they knew we’d love to have them come check the space out. Both seemed like they intended to do just that. Then yesterday (the initial twitter exchange was about 2 weeks ago or so) one tweets that Uncubed and another space nearby are out. Too shady of neighborhoods and too far from downtown. Say what? He spent one day at another coworking space, and formed that strong of an opinion? The other guy, replies…

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An Open letter to Hulu and the Networks

(Or, “The networks are forcing me to steal their content.”) I’ve railed about this before, but wanted to bring it back to the top. It’s simple, I have money, and I want to spend it. BUT I want to spend it on what I want, not a bundle of shit with a few nuggets of goodness in it. That means I don’t want ESPN, I don’t want MTV or Nicktoons and I certainly don’t want Lifetime, but I do want HBO, USA, the main networks, FX, etc. I’d pay per network or per show. But I’m not against paying people who make content for that content. I’m also not against suffering through ads in exchange for it (within reason) I’ve been paying for Hulu+ since it went live. Many networks were…

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