Archives / May, 2010

Beer Review – Brew Velvet Brewery

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of my beer reviews.  It’s not that I haven’t been trying out a few new offerings, rather I am behind on getting reviews written due to pesky things like work.  I’m really excited about today’s review, however, because these are the first home brews that I’ve tried…

Spindle Law – Crowd-Sourced Legal Research

I recently got a demo of Spindle Law, a new crowd-sourced legal research site that’s part legal treatise, part wiki, and part lawyers’ forum for discussion.  Spindle Law organizes the law hierarchically with topics leading to ever-narrowing legal rules.  Instead of searching the text of cases or other authorities and then teasing out the legal…

The Carried Interest Debate – Down to the Wire

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt read about the debate in Congress going on regarding carried interests for venture capitalists.  Many in Congress, in order to continue to fund their agenda, are looking to change the tax classification of VC profits from capital gains to ordinary income. It looks like…

Our Investment in Sifteo

Today, we announced our investment in Sifteo.  It was also picked up in PEHub.  I’m really excited to be a part of the team.  Founded by David Merrill and Jeevan Kalanithi, out of the MIT Media Lab, we believe that Sifteo is developing the next popular generation gaming platform that will go beyond the early…

Beer Review – Jolly Pumpkin Brewery

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Joe Stump and I (fellow Michigander and co-founder at Simple Geo) decided to try some Michigan beers and see how they stack up to some of our favorites.  Jolly Pumpkin Brewery out of Traverse City, Mi has always made a really nice pumpkin ale that I get from time to…

Saving Money in Patent Litigation

My friend Jill Bowman is blogging a series about saving money in patent litigation.  In her words: “I’m going to do something unusual.  I’m going to write from the prospective of a client while using the knowledge that I’ve gained as a patent litigation attorney.  I’m going to discuss what I would do if I…

The Worst Song Ever (or why Notre Dame stinks)

Alright, I know I’m going to get flamed on this one, but as a Michigan Wolverine, I can’t resist.  Today, a friend of mine sent me the video below entitled “We are Notre Dame.”  It’s the worst song that I’ve heard.  Period.  The video isn’t any better and the fact the school endorsed it by…