Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Why To Not Not Start a Startup (company)

Here's an interesting article from a venture capitalist about reasons, real and perceived, why people don't ask him for his money:

1. Too young
2. Too inexperienced
3. Not determined enough
4. Not smart enough
5. Know nothing about business
6. No cofounder
7. No idea
8. No room for more startups
9. Family to support
10. Independently wealthy
11. Not ready for commitment
12. Need for structure
13. Fear of uncertainty
14. Don't realize what you're avoiding
15. Parents want you to be a doctor
16. A job is the default

My reasons are #s 7 & 9. Anybody have a need for a computer program that they haven't filled yet?

What are your reasons for going to an office or a cube or other employment?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


(At the start of the article, but they get into some important
info shortly thereafter.)

Intel goes to (PR)China

The Heaven's Declare...

God's sense of humor.

You see, Saturn has this really weird atmospheric pattern around its North Pole. It's a hexagon and its been there a long time.

Be careful what you steal...

And who you hire to do your websites... If you're on anybody's bad side.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Do you like "Heavy Metal?"

You must be bright and talented.

They say so here.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

For those of you with an interest in Congressional spending...

California US Representative John Campbell, a frequent guest on the Hugh Hewitt radio show, has started blogging at the address above.

I'll save you the trouble of my description and give you his:
Welcome to the Green Eyeshade Blog. I'm John Campbell, Congressman from the 48th District in California. I am also a Certified Public Accountant. Hence the title of this blog. For those of you who don't know, green eyeshades were the headwear of choice for accountants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

But this blog is not for fashion conscious bean counters. It is for anyone who thinks that federal taxes and spending are too high, the federal government is too big and the deficit needs to go away.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Terry Pratchett quotes

Good stuff!
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Wit and wisdom.

Why Apple is the best retailer in America

Saks [5th Avenue], whose flagship is down the street, generates sales of $362 per square foot a year. Best Buy stores turn $930 - tops for electronics retailers - while Tiffany & Co. takes in $2,666. Audrey Hepburn liked Tiffany's for breakfast. But at $4,032, Apple is eating everyone's lunch.

That astonishing number, from a Sanford C. Bernstein report, is merely the average of Apple's 174 stores...

Say what you will (and you will (though I seem to be short on comments these days)), but they seem to be doing something right.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Black Sheep

This looks like a lot of fun.


Friday, March 02, 2007

A comparison of (most of) the major anti-virus utilities

The discussion that follows the article reveals a lot of insight and wisdom about how to use a PC and whether or not you should even have/need anti-virus software.

How does yours stack up?

I'm going to take a closer look at AVG Home. I've heard good things about it before.

. . . Then I go home, log on to my Mac, and don't have to worry about it. ;^)