Saw this post by Seth Godin on Stages of the Game. Interesting, I identified with it – I’m competitive, and competing means understanding the rules and sometimes playing the boundaries. Calling it a game doesn’t, in my view at least, trivialize the effort and impact of trying to win. Winning, in the context of every […]
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I saw this on a TV while walking through a store. More than a but amusing, but not too helpful to the user. Seems like it would be easy enough to tell if the connection was not working and report that as a separate error.
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Nice to have the option, you can opt-out (default is in) of having personalized ads. I turned it off, the ads ended up being jarring, in one case seeing an ad for a laptop bag on a woodworking site. Ads pay the bills. In theory personalized ads are a win for both sides. In practice? […]
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We’ve had two of them since right after the launch and overall I’m pleased. They get used quite a bit by everyone, and they are useful at home. For the kids it’s mostly the games, Amazon offers a good selection of free games and everyday features a ‘not free’ app as free, and those are […]
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In December I went through my current magazine list and made some changes, mostly based on what I had been picking up in airports to read. As you can tell I love magazines, a great way to get a lot of ideas in convenient packaging, and one of the times when I don’t mind the […]
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Here’s a niche idea that someone might have some fun with, build a site where someone can request some or all of the various laptop stickers out there with one request. Capture the request and send it off to the various vendors. A more advanced implementation might be to do the fulfillment.
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I’ll be visiting the Space Coast group (http://spacecoast.sqlpass.org/) on Feb 9th to do a presentation on Professional Development Plans. I’m looking forward to the visit. Always fun to talk about professional development and some of what I’ll be presenting is ideas for the planned “part two” I hope to finish in the next few months.
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