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I Failed My Challenge for the Second Time

Day 22 of 30 of Writing Challenge This is not the first time I’ve slipped up in my write for 30 days straight writing challenge. I failed one day about a week ago and I’ve done so again yesterday. Again the culprit is sleep. I feel asleep before I could write my post. Excuses excuses […]

Fighting Myself in Order to Keep My Zeo Sensor on My Head

Day 21 of 30 of Writing Challenge I think last night was my 4th or 5th night with the Zeo mobile sleep tracker. Each and every night during REM sleep I’ve had my sensor come off. At first I thought it must have fallen off while tossing and turning. However, I’m starting to suspect that […]

Entrepreneur Fun: Getting Rejected from Y Combinator

Day 13 of 30 of Writing Challenge This post will be barely readable thanks to the bad habit of writing when I’m tired and ready to go to sleep. But as I’ve promised to write everyday for 30 days I’m fulfilling my obligation…to myself. I normally have such great ideas and topics to write about, […]

If Smartphones are So Smart Why Do I Have to Force Quit Applications

Day 12 of 30 of Writing Challenge This is more of a rant on Android than it is about all smart phones in general. I know people are normally pretty entrenched in either the iPhone camp or the Android camp. As a user of both iPhone (iPhone 3GS) and Android (MyTouch 4G – my current […]

The Next Three Days Movie Review

Day 11 of 30 of Writing Challenge This is going to be a crappy movie review of the Russel Crowe movie “The Next Three Days.” The main reason why it will be crappy is I only watched like half of the movie. Sandy was watching the movie on Netflix and I happened to jump into […]

I Suck at Speaking Authoratively

Day 10 of 30 of Writing Challenge I’m not sure the exact name for it. I call it speaking with authority. These are the times you need to speak in public, on camera, in a small group. It’s when eyes are all on you and you are doing more monologue than conversation. Recently I was […]

Patent Reform Act Reforms Nothing

Day 9 of 30 of Writing Challenge My recent soapbox issue is the state of software patent law in the United States. Most of it stemmed from a This American Life news story that investigated “When Patents Attack”. In others words when people andĀ organizationsĀ use broad weak patents to extort money out of companies. The whole […]

Need to Go to Bed Earlier

Day 8 of 30 of Writing Challenge I think I need to change up when I write my posts. I like to write at the end of my day. So far I’ve stayed true. The only problem with doing it at the end of the day is that it’s 5AM in the morning and I’m […]

KillStarter.com: Crowdsourced Assassination

Day 7 of 30 of Writing Challenge I was talking with my roommate today about how upset I still am about the state of software patent laws. Specifically I’m pissed that companies like Intellectual Ventures even exist. Their entire business relies on having more money and more patents than the people they shake down. They […]

A New 30 Day Challenge: Saying NO to Internet News

Day 6 of 30 of Writing Challenge I’ve decided to stop reading or consuming internet news for 30 days starting from today. For me this means no Hacker News, Digg (not that I read it that often), Reddit, Huffington Post, The Awesomer, and what the hell, I’ll throw random Youtube videos in there as well. […]