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Ethan Stock
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7 years after +Tyler Kovacs and I started Zvents, the journey continues!
StubHub has acquired Zvents, a platform for local event discovery and promotion, boasting a catalog of over 3 million events that are generated from a network of 140,000+ local marketers and promoters...
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Congratulations Ethan!
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Whoa. It's now been almost as long since Pearl Harbor, the start of WWII for the United States, as it was from Gettysburg (the climactic battle of the Civil War) until Pearl Harbor. And it was "Four score and seven years ago," about the same amount of time (in that case, 87 years) from Gettysburg to 1776. It's very strange to think of WWII as the signpost for the 2/3 point of American history to date.
After 70 years, Pearl Harbor survivors, aging and fewer in number, are giving up on major gatherings in the future.
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Makes you wonder if we can expect a major conflict like that every 80-90 years- or every ~4 generations?
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Wow! What an awesome development. Thanks for sharing this.
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Is there anyone smarter than Maciej on the 'net? Seriously. Awesome.
The Social Graph is Neither. I first came across the phrase social graph in 2007, in an essay by Brad Fitzpatrick, though I'd be curious to know if it goes back further. The idea of representing r...
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Thanks for posting, this maciej dude makes some really interesting points. Really, though, it gets at two points s/he alluded to, but didn't get into: Beyond individual definitions, there are cultural definitions of relationships which can make this whole map come crumpling down even if we do figure out the weird definition thing, and the marketing bit. Ultimately, a map like that will be amusing (like the people I knew back in college who had The Chart on the refrigerator and would add people as they were subsumed into the network), but really only useful to people who are marketing to us. Not necessarily goods, mind you, but are trying to convince us to do something that thought is, well, interesting.
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Interesting.
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Pro Tip: Aluminum Macbook Pros which have been dented in such a way as to create sharp pokey bits on the edges that interfere with typing ergonomics can be quickly and easily filed smooth with the little file in nail clippers. Steel > Aluminum.

This little field repair has gotten me thinking about the opportunities to mill/etch/carve interesting patterns into the aluminum skin of my laptop. I sense some CAD/CAM time and a visit to Tech Shop in my future if I ever have spare time again.
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Sounds personal. Hand me that CGE machine? :)
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Neal Stephenson, in the NYT: "‘Well, that was interesting — we have a whole set of new tools and capabilities that we didn’t have before the whole computer/Internet thing came along. Now let’s get back to work doing interesting and useful things.”
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This is about much more than just writing software. It's about fixing education. One of the reasons that I loved growing up on a farm is that we had workshops and fields and woods and piles of stuff to build and experiment with, that gave me this sort of instant feedback in the real physical world. But the virtual realm is rather important too (as I write this and you read it...) and this is a great piece on how to teach better.
Colin Hughes' programming website, Project Euler, provides a plan for how to learn anything in fun, discrete steps
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Intellectually, I know solving the Monopoly problem isn't rocket science. Still I feel dumb thinking about the sets required to solve it. Good article. Thanks for sharing.
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Why yes. That is cool and obscure.
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It's in Japanese, but the content translates well. Admit it -- you've always wondered, haven't you?
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Oh, that's just a lifetime of training, catlike reflexes, and perfect hand-eye coordination. You and I both have that part down already, right? ;-)
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Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.com/974/. Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_general_problem.png. [[A person sits at a table, eating a meal.]] Person: Can ...
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Ah, Benford's Law. It has not escaped my attention that this epidemic of book-cooking began right around the time that the first microcomputers and spreadsheets were put in the hands of middle managers trying to get their quarterly bonuses. Technology is awesome. People? Shades of gray.
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  • League of the Gainfully Unemployed
    Founder, present
    Thinking About What's Next
  • Zvents
    CEO, 2005 - 2012
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