PC Buying Guide for Fall 2004

Well, it had to happen, folks are asking me what to buy for this fall season. Here are recommendations by category (assuming you are building up your own box). Here’s a summary: h4. For Power Users The Athlon 64 3200+ in a Shuttle SN85G4 barebones system with ATI Radeon 9600 XT or nVidia FX 5700 […]

Amazon Ego-Surfing

Joi Ito’s Web: Ego-surfing on Amazon search inside the book. Joi Ito points out that you can now “ego-surf” on Amazon so you can see your name in books. They have indexed 120,000 books. So, I could resist. Here are searches for “Rich Tong”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=stripbooks&field-keywords=%22rich%20tong%22&search-type=ss&bq=1/102-7967833-8380932 at Amazon. Actually came up with three hits that I didn’t […]

Haiku for Windows

_Hat tip for “Zagula”:http://zagula.com on this one_ In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages. They’re used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity. Here are 16 actual error messages from Japan: The Web site you seek Cannot […]

Titanium Break-Away just a concept

Five components that caught Andrew’s attention. It’s sad that one of the top five things that caught Velonews interest is just a concept. I asked Johannes over at Ritchey Logic (a great guy btw, answers email very quickly and is approachable in the extreme) and here is what he said. Sad to me they had […]

Passion is a Competitive Advantage

a little ludwig goes a long way: Rebecca always has good inspirational thoughts.. Rebecca Schwoch as noted by John seems to clip some great thoughts. His two favorite and mine, “no decision is a decision” and “passion is a competitive advantage.” Boy, am I living that right now in my current role as an investor […]

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