Saturday, May 19, 2007

McCain: My kind of a guy

Even if you're a die-hard Democrat, you have to give the Republicans credit for having a much stronger set of candidates: McCain - war hero, lots of solid legislative work; Giuliani - gets credit for reviving New York City (even before 9/11), no less; Mitt Romney - CEO of Bain, Olympic hero, entrepreneur extraordinaire.

Here is an "expose" on McCain's temper. Sure - using the f-word with colleagues is absolutely not-nice, but at least we know that he is liable to fly off the handle at times. We also know that that hasn't prevented him from being one of the most effective senators in the US Senate. All we know about Barack Obama is that he gives a damn good speech.

Al Gore or Bloomberg-on-a-Democratic-ticket need to step in.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Joost is Joocy!

Thanks to GigaOm, I received a Joost invite. There were a couple of problems. The GiGaOm link is incorrect: this is the right link: Joost invite. Also, the email that Joost sends has a confirmation URL that starts with https:. The correct URL starts with http:, not https:

I've downloaded Joost and it's awesome - it has a very nice, fluid, media-/consumer electrnics-ish feel to it... kinda like how the great Sony gear of old used to feel. Very un-PC, un-Google, very slick. The content on it isn't anything worth writing home about, but content will come. They already have tons of deals.


Joey revived!

I'd started a now-defunct company called Joeysoft with Nikul and Riaz back in 2002. It was an application server for mobile devices. We had a client that sat on the devices (and was written in Java) and a server component as well. Now Mozilla has something similar, also called Joey, also written in Java. Freakish!

Monday, May 14, 2007

WSJ thinks Wal-Mart runs SAP

Now that's high praise...



Sunday, May 13, 2007

Cat's Cradle: Kurt Vonnegut

I just finished reading Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. I didn't like it a whole lot - it's unfunny and unsubtle and the only interesting things are said towards the end of the book. Don't quite understand why it's called a 'classic'. Wikipedia says the book is about the arms race, but that connection is rather tenuous.

Wikipedia says the scientist character was based on Edward Teller. Rajesh Kamath and I once went to hear him speak at the Skilling Auditorium in Stanford - a very tough man indeed. Called Indians "the Hindus"...

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