Archives / August, 2008

More Patent Stupidness

Seen at the Denver airport today:   My partner Brad has a great blog about this.  Ugh. 

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Today, David Byrne and Brian Eno have released their new album "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today."  I’ve just started to listen to it and so far, it’s really excellent. The melodies are eclectic, yet familiar and David’s voice sounds the same as it ever was.  And you may ask yourself why this album is…

Socialthing! Acquired by AOL

While I’m a little late to the party in delivering the news, I wanted to send a personal shout out to the Socialthing! team congratulating them on their acquisition by AOL. When I met Matt, Ben, Brian and later Joel, I found out from David Cohen that I would be their mentor for the inaugural…

Stupid Patent Case of the Week

I’m sick of the current state of affairs of the U.S. patent ecosystem.  Among my many frustrations, this is certainly high on the list.  My partner Brad also feels the same way.  While Brad has blogged extensively, with some help from me before I wrote my own blog, I’ve been silent lately.  But I recently…

Sweet Bathroom Music

My friend, Carl Rosendahl, has created a very cool video while hanging out in his Los Angeles hotel bathroom the other day.  For those of you who don’t know Carl, he is quite the photographer as well.  He recently completed a goal of taking a picture a day for an entire year.  He took some…

Best Rock and Roll Shuffle of All Time

What you are about to read is for true music geeks.  Read at your own risk if you don’t consider yourself one.  As a drummer, one of my all time favorite grooves is Jeff Porcaro’s rock shuffle in Rosanna.  It’s one of those beats that my brain can understand, yet my hands and feet can…

Ignighter – From NYC to TechStars

Back in January of this year, I got an email introduction from my friend Sarah Reed introducing me to a New York-based company called Ignighter.com.  The premise was simple, yet novel:  current online dating services don’t "work" for the current crop for 20-35 year olds.  Ignighter had invented the concept of "group dating" which they…

Manualists Are Musicians Too

A while back, I saw an incredible video on YouTube of Gerry Phillips. I remember a kid in high school who could make farting noises with his hands, but this is pretty incredible and not just because he is a fellow Michigander.  See below and check out his other tunes.  They are all hilarious, but…

August 14th – Have a Beer And Do Something For the Boulder Community

For all of you Boulderites, mark your calendars for August 14th, 5:30pm at the Foundry Roof Deck.  One of the TechStars teams that I mentor, Application Experts (App-X) is having a party to not only celebrate their successful summer in the TechStars program, but more importantly to highlight the importance of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of…