Archive for November 2006

My First oDesk Experience (Pretty Good, Could be Better)

TweetI have been very curious about oDesk ever since I first read about the service. The idea of easy to find, low cost, contract software development resources sounded really good. For those of you who don’t have the patience to read beyond the break, I’ll give you the executive summary. The service works well and […]

Webroot and the Elusive Security IPO

TweetI read this article about how Webroot hired a new CEO. Some of the blog speculation is that this new CEO hire is a tune-up to an upcoming IPO filing. One of the interesting things to consider is that information security was the “web 2.0” of 2003 — many companies got funded and there was […]

MIT/Stanford VLAB Event with Geoffrey Moore on 11/15

TweetThe MIT/Stanford VLAB has a cool event with Geoffrey Moore coming up on the 15th. Sadly I won’t be able to attend. A Special Evening with Geoffrey Moore (Best-selling Author of Crossing the Chasm and Dealing with Darwin) Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 @ Stanford Graduate School of Business 6:00 – 7:00 PM Networking/Hors d’oeuvres […]

The Problem with’s Web Services — Why Amazon?

TweetI was reading Baris Karadogan’s response piece to Venturebeat’s criticism of Amazon’s strategy to provide “muck” for start-ups. The analogy he provided of the shift to fabless semiconductors is interesting, but I have a few other comments that are more in line with the original Venturebeat piece. Why Amazon? Perhaps I can’t be objective because […]

Anecdotal Feedback on Place Shifting – Slingbox Wins

TweetI have been traveling for work almost continually for about 3 months. Now that I am in Tokyo, I have been experimenting to find a cost-effective way to watch US television (NFL and sports in particular) while overseas. Sadly, there is a relatively narrow range of options — I tried the following three and have […]