The True Cost of Commuting

There’s something about walking out my door in the morning and away from my head-slappingly fast PC and bandwidth and cozy office, spending 45+ minutes on the road to wind up in front of an atrociously slow last-last-las

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Skin in the Game

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Patent Evil Infographic

Another great infographic from mbaonline. Wired described an interesting way to fix the patent mess - make applicants submit models of their inventions, which was the norm until 1880. It would reduce the inflow of patent

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The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the ine

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Back from FOSS4G

Happy Troll is Happy I made it to my first FOSS4G this year and, remarkably, made it back without blowing out either brain or liver. It was, hands down, the best GIS conference I have attended. My brain is still buzzing

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Control Group

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Great Intro to Patents and Patent Trolls

Don't feed the trolls. If you want to learn more about our busted patent system, patent trolls, and the sucking judicial vacuum located in East Texas, check out When Patents Attack by This American Life. It’s ~60 mi

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Google Fusion Tables Talk From Google IO 2011

If you haven’t had time to mess around with Google Fusion Tables, you’re really missing out. Check out this video from Google IO 2011 for a good introduction. There’s a whole class of apps we do that could easily be ha

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Appointment Slots - About Time

Oh, thank you. It’s about time somebody did this. I remember thinking ten years ago that calendars like Outlook got it all wrong. They’re meeting-centric. If you’re not in a meeting, you’re not doing anything as far as

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Standing Desk - Part 2

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