Dan Conover Takes On The Newspapers

As someone who as seen the “journalists vs bloggers” debate iterated a few dozen times more than I really care to, I’m interested when new factors are put in either… As someone who as seen the “journalists vs bloggers” debate iterated a few dozen times more than I really care to, I’m interested when new […]

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Note to Online Retailers

If you have an online store with a shopping cart, it might make sense to do the work to make that shopping cart persistent. If someone spends 15 minutes filling… If you have an online store with a shopping cart, it might make sense to do the work to make that shopping cart persistent. If […]

Dear CVS Pharamacy

If you are going to lock up the colognes and perfume, and then have a sale on them, it should be predictable by you that people might want to buy… If you are going to lock up the colognes and perfume, and then have a sale on them, it should be predictable by you that […]

Saul Griffith on the Wattage of a Lifestyle and Energy Literacy

Perhaps my favorite presentation ever on IT Conversations is this session from ETech with Saul Griffith (presentation hardcopy here). He discusses some assumptions on how carbon dioxide levels could be… Perhaps my favorite presentation ever on IT Conversations is this session from ETech with Saul Griffith (presentation hardcopy here). He discusses some assumptions on how […]

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US Airways Explores New Ways to Annoy

One of the big downsides of residing in the Myrtle Beach area is that most of the air flight out of MYR is handled by US Airways. This flight, at… One of the big downsides of residing in the Myrtle Beach area is that most of the air flight out of MYR is handled by […]

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How I Would Have Merged Twitter and I Want Sandy

I’m not a brilliant internet entrepreneur or much of any kind of entrepreneur, really. I’m not a strategist or business expert or pundit or guru. All I have is guesswork… I’m not a brilliant internet entrepreneur or much of any kind of entrepreneur, really. I’m not a strategist or business expert or pundit or guru. […]

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Dan Conover on the Media Interregnum

My friend Dan Conover took a buyout at his job at the Charleston Post and Courier last month. His final assignment was to write a piece on the present day… My friend Dan Conover took a buyout at his job at the Charleston Post and Courier last month. His final assignment was to write a […]

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Microfinance Podcast Coincidence

This morning in my podcast queue I listened to two shows in a row that discussed microfinance. The first was more technical, the Ruby on Rails podcast interview with the… This morning in my podcast queue I listened to two shows in a row that discussed microfinance. The first was more technical, the Ruby on […]

Project Wonderful Arbitrage

I’ve been experimenting with Project Wonderful ads on AmigoFish for some time. It’s never made that much money and what it brings in I just spend back out in placing… I’ve been experimenting with Project Wonderful ads on AmigoFish for some time. It’s never made that much money and what it brings in I just […]

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The Beancounter Bubble

Here’s a sad article but one that seems true to me about how our country and economy has been sucked dry by beancounters. The American ship is sinking from the… Here’s a sad article but one that seems true to me about how our country and economy has been sucked dry by beancounters. The American […]

Buy Nothing Day

So in principle I support Buy Nothing Day. It’s the same message I’ve been preaching on here and in my podcast for years. No TV or goodie is as nice… So in principle I support Buy Nothing Day. It’s the same message I’ve been preaching on here and in my podcast for years. No TV […]

US Airways, Purveyors of Service

Sounds like US Airways and America West really made a hash of combining their reservation systems. US Airways is one of the common carriers out of Myrtle Beach and often… Sounds like US Airways and America West really made a hash of combining their reservation systems. US Airways is one of the common carriers out […]

Keep Your Enemies Closer

Over at 37Signals, Matt blogs an article about how competition creates market niches, focusing specifically on the jockeying amongst Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme and Starbucks for your caffeine and sugar… Over at 37Signals, Matt blogs an article about how competition creates market niches, focusing specifically on the jockeying amongst Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme and Starbucks […]

Timeline of Firing Sprint

I cancelled my new Sprint PCS service tonight. I’d had it for less than two weeks, and over the course of the evening decided I don’t want to be their… I cancelled my new Sprint PCS service tonight. I’d had it for less than two weeks, and over the course of the evening decided I […]

Bitpass Shutting the Doors

Here’s another startup in the act of biting dust. Micropayment company Bitpass is shutting the doors. The only thing that ever gave me the slightest reason to want to use… Here’s another startup in the act of biting dust. Micropayment company Bitpass is shutting the doors. The only thing that ever gave me the slightest […]

Socks Ain’t Business

There needs to be a better convention for blogging all the chain of a story as it reaches you. It always bugs me when everyone cites BoingBoing for things and… There needs to be a better convention for blogging all the chain of a story as it reaches you. It always bugs me when everyone […]

Culture Clash

Via Xark comes this enjoyable story about a meeting between Jim Buckmaster of Craigslist and some investment bankers. “What are your plans to maximize profits?” “We have no such plans.”… Via Xark comes this enjoyable story about a meeting between Jim Buckmaster of Craigslist and some investment bankers. “What are your plans to maximize profits?” […]

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No Change for Fish

In Myrtle Beach, there is a big touristy open air mall called Broadway at the Beach. It has a lot of boardwalks over a pond, and there are these big… In Myrtle Beach, there is a big touristy open air mall called Broadway at the Beach. It has a lot of boardwalks over a pond, […]

Questions for Startup Founders

My friend Jason sent around a link to this page of interest to any of you entrepeneurial types. It is a list of questions founders of a startup should ask… My friend Jason sent around a link to this page of interest to any of you entrepeneurial types. It is a list of questions founders […]

Geek Business Myths

Here is a cool article about the top 10 geek business myths. Here is my favorite one: Myth #3: Someone will steal your idea if you don’t protect it. Reality:… Here is a cool article about the top 10 geek business myths. Here is my favorite one: Myth #3: Someone will steal your idea if […]

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