Archive for the 'Web' Category

Google Helpouts

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

What’s intriguing about Google’s new Helpouts is that it could encroach on a TON of startups, everything from Verbling (peer-to-peer language learning through video chat) to Skillshare (platform for hosting real life classes on anything) to 7 Cups of Tea (YC startup for getting emotional help online). Google had been using my college campus to […]

What do I do with all this data

Monday, September 9th, 2013

This isn’t actually a post; more a question I’m thinking through and asking others for any tips on. So I have a ton of data (short observations I’ve gathered in my ubiquitous text capture system). An item or observation is usually a sentence separated from the next item by a blank line. It’s all in […]

Interests in the new world

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Here is Weibo’s “interest picker”. I believe there’s a lot that can be gleaned from this (or maybe you can learn Chinese from it?). I’m a little bit sad Horoscopes is an interest area, though I’m not sure if it’s bigger in China or America (who came up with it anyway?). Did you know Military […]

The Best Tools for Group Scheduling

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Scheduling a meeting with your friends or colleagues sucks. Fortunately, many web services have been built to fix this problem. Unfortunately, many of these web services for scheduling also suck. Doodle is the biggest in this space, so naturally AlternativeTo has a nice list of other group schedulers to try. I ended up finding three […]

Wow, Saveology is definitely playing hardline.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Not only is ‘I would like to receive emails’ set to the same checkbox as ‘I agree to ToS’, they also block the use of the Gmail + trick. Oh well, can’t deny half-price iTunes gift cards.

Me on KONY: One day later

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Notice that I didn’t post or repost anything about KONY 2012 yesterday, either on here, on Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere else. (Other than to comment that they struck an impressively contagious social media campaign.) Yesterday, I saw KONY blow up on every single network I’m on (even on, gasp, Instagram). Naturally, I skimmed the video. I did […]

Afternoon Refresh

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I thought up another way to intervene my bad habit of slaving away at my computer every afternoon. The root of the problem is that once I get on the computer, I find a billion tasks to do and, because of the nature of the internet, I find a billion more tasks to do as […]

Everything leads to everything else.