November 13, 2017
DA2 Glossary Part A: Basic Data Analytics Terminology
November 13, 2017
October 14, 2017
Lucky photo op while whale watching stellwagen bank oct 14, 2017
May 1, 2017
April 17, 2017
I find the TV show Silicon Valley a hilarious commentary on the peculiarities of work. Dan Lyons, who writes for the show, wrote about his 18 months at Boston based HubSpot right around the time it went public. While at times Dan seems like a complainer, he highlights a number of valid points for us to reflect on as we build a culture. Ultimately I don’t feel that bad for Dan, who earned $60,000 in stock alone for a mere 18 months–stock that would have doubled in value (over $120,000) had he held onto it a little bit longer. I do sympathize about the whole hacking scandal and don’t think Dan’s concerns are blown out of proportion. When working togehter we need to find a path to acknowledge things like age discrimination and drinking the kool aid.
March 21, 2017
I setup two organizations: ABCCorp.Com and ABCCorp.Net. The first has all my users paying only for Basic, the second has only one user paying for Business. Create and share Team Drives from the one Business plan organization (ABCCorp.Net) to any individual or group from the other (ABCCorp.Com). Please beware of limitations!
December 18, 2016
We’ve all been waiting since Apple announced in September that Mario is coming to the iPhone. Who could imagine a better combination (now that GTA3 was released years ago for iOS)? So I downloaded the free trial (like everyone) on Friday the 16th shortly after it was available. Finally after months of waiting.
January 18, 2015
Sick again for the second time in 2015. First New Years and now MLK Jr weekend. I don’t know whether I am unlucky or if the babies in my life are just prone to pass on germs.
January 12, 2015
I was a Math Major in college. My professor in Modern Algebra was a former NSA employee (even back then in 2009 he told us the government could listen in on any cell phone conversation). One day he taught us public-key encryption with pencil and paper and group isomorphisms.
January 11, 2015
I browse trailers regularly because I enjoy watching movies. At a recent Celtics game (in person) I figured that movies are a much better value than any other type of entertainment. I would you rather spend $10 to rent a movie online with good food and drink in hand, with a few good friends, and with the comforts of home. I would rather rent the movie than spend hundreds of dollars to travel to the nearest stadium to sit and watch a sports match whose significance hardly extends the next 24 hours. The value of event that $10 (without discussing topics like the brilliant distribution platform and service provided by Popcorn Time) buys millions of dollars of entertainment at my control. I can pause the movie to run to the toilet.
January 3, 2015
I first signed up with Google apps for Business shortly after December 6, 2012. If you are familiar with Google Apps for Business, this is an important date. Before this date, you got Google Apps for Business for Free. Now you have to pay either $5 or $10 per user per month. It is still a good deal. And Google has excellent phone and online support and service that just makes sense. It is easy to find answers and tutorials for getting things done. I’ve had to work with Microsoft Hosted Exchange Support for over four years and it is a significant difference. I much prefer the support I’ve had from Google, both simply reading online user walk-throughs and on the phone.