As I was responding to a comment on my post about who we follow, I realized how I really used social media. In my comment, I mentioned that I use Google Reader and FriendFeed as information filters. For example, I am not fluent in all things Facebook, so I make sure that I review what […]

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I figured the meme would return some day, and yesterday I found what I was looking for. Lorelle VanFossen saw a tweet from Robert Scoble announcing that Twitter is broken: @loic: Twitter is broken and we all know it. But we muddle along anyway. Bring us better tools so we can view groups we care […]

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I wrote a post over a week ago that has seen more traffic than this blog gets over the course of months. I have Digg to thank for that traffic. That post was regarding what programming language I recommend to people new to software development. Once Digg gets a hold of a story, the comments […]

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We have seen that YCombinator officially moved to Silicon Valley, and TechStars opened an office in Boston. Both areas are technology hubs. Why does this matter? I have heard the arguments about the proximity of excellent universities, but this does not really explain why those two areas are considered so much hotter than others. New […]

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Contrary to popular belief, relational databases are not going anywhere. The relational database is not doomed, but I recommend you read the linked article from ReadWriteWeb. I admit that the headline for that article, and this one as well, are quite an exaggeration. However, the article does present a very good analysis of the new […]

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