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The Blue Ocean Value Curve

* I have recently noticed that this post has come to rank quite highly in Google and thus felt I needed to add some clarification, given the fact that a lot of readers do not seem to have understood the underlying sarcasm and the message it is trying to convey. This blog is aimed towards […]

Bullshit Marketing

After having read (or rather, listened to) Blue Ocean Strategy, I want to go out and buy one of these:

Technology’s Long Tail

A great talk about the long tail of technology – it’s not always paramount to be able to capture the biggest and the meanest of customers – success often lies in tapping the heterogeneous “rest of the crowd”. Related articles There’s No Money In The Long Tail of the Blogosphere [via Zemanta] The Birth of the […]

Ambush Journalism in Davos

At the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, the (in-)famous blogger Robert Scoble was walking around with a Nokia camera phone doing impromptu interviews with people like Marc Benioff, Tim O’Reilly and Rick Warren (who runs the largest church in the US, btw) and streaming the videos live to Qik. […]

Language Learning in 2010

Image via Wikipedia I’ve just received another newsletter from Transparent Language advertising their Video Immersion Software and it got me thinking. I’ve always been very interested in language learning and finding new ways of doing it more effectively. What I currently see as the main issues of this increasingly important process are: Time consumption – […]

Tales Of Passion

A wonderful talk by Isabel Allende about writing, women, passion and feminism. Related articles Isabel Allende’s gloriously dysfunctional family [via Zemanta] Isabel Allende: kith and tell [via Zemanta] Passion and the courage to “tell it like it is” [via Zemanta]

Web Tech Acquisitions in 2007

Steve Nielsen created an extensive list of notable M&A’s in 2007. Here is the link. For me, among the most interesting were: Last.fm bought by CBS for $280 Million DoubleClick acquired by Google for $3.1 Billion aQuantive by Microsoft for $6 Billion Logoworks by HP Avaya by Silver Lake & TPG for $8.2 Billion

Interstellar MMVIII

I’m personally not big on numerology, but: 2+0+0+8 = 10 And according to Larry Niven’s The Mote in God’s Eye (released in the 70’s), there are nice things on the horizon for 2008: Here’s an excerpt: 1969 – Neil Armstrong sets foot on Earth’s Moon. 1990 – Series of treaties between United States and Soviet […]

Apache+MySQL+PHP on Vista/XP in 3 minutes

I’ve just installed XAMPP 1.6.5 for Windows for PHP development on my Vista machine.It only takes a couple of minutes to get it all up and running with the installation wizard and you get: Apache HTTPD 2.2.6 + Openssl 0.9.8g MySQL 5.0.51 PHP 5.2.5 PHP 4.4.7 phpMyAdmin 2.11.3 FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.24 Mercury Mail Transport […]

Pull your act together

I have used a couple of good tools for both personal and professional organization during the last couple of years. If you’re organizing work in a small company, a single project, a sports team, conferences, pub crawls or just yourself, some of the tools below might come in handy.

Morda – a simple 3D game engine

Morda is a simple game engine that Miha Lesjak and I developed completely from scratch a few years back (actually in record time of 1-2 weeks) as part of an assignment at the university. I did the 3D engine part with math calculations and evolutionary programming, while Miha worked on the scripting engine. The terrain [...]

Podcasts I Would Recommend

Image via Wikipedia In the past couple of years, I have stumbled upon a series of useful podcasts I listen to more or less regularly. Below is a list of the ones I have found most useful. 1. Technology Hanselminutes – a great software development podcast by Scott Hanselman (focusing on MS technologies) TWiT – […]

Amazon S3 and Flash widgets

Today, I wanted to load a Flash widget of mine and its corresponding XML configuration file to Amazon S3. What appeared to be a trivial task turned into 3 hours of struggle with browser cache problems, security issues and other whatnots. So to summarise what did the job eventually: *updated to support IE7* The address […]

Move Your Multimedia Content to S3

In order to save me some trouble from my hosting provider, I recently decided to move all my multimedia content to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service. Scalable and affordable serving of large files to an expanding number of visitors indeed has become a commodity, as a GB of storage per month costs only $0.15, with $0.18 […]