Monthly Archives: February 2012
A Change in Paradigm? Coding is Literacy, Hack the Planet!! (Scaf’s Musings on Technology, The “New” Gaming, and Web Content…)
Every once in a while, I catch a glimpse of some changing trend in technology that I think would be truly important to someone who understood the underlying dynamics of the business. On rare occasion, that person is me. However, my record in this respect is worse than mixed-- its decidedly poor.
Check the evidence: 1) I strongly advised a buddy who was at Goldman Sachs not to join some internet goods exchange start-up (who is going to buy anything online? We all love to walk the aisles of a store, right??) and instead attend either Stanford Bus or HBS (he got into both). He decided against me and became one of the first employees and very successful at Ebay, then going on to become an executive at Skype, and then Paypal (sad EDIT 3/26/12; just heard that Eric was hit by a train and died on 3/9/12: articles here and here).… Read the rest
A couple day storm blew in some big, but turbulently choppy waves. These aren't the monsters that I like to ride over by the caves (14 ft+, but rolling for quite a while), however, they were definitely overhead, violent, and very fast moving waves early, before it settled down an hour and half or so into the session. It took me almost 10 punishing minutes to paddle out-- and it felt like I'd just sprinted a mile.
The first ride on this video, (as well as the ones at 0:25 and 0:45) was clearly overhead-- it blotted out a decent part of the horizon on me and I got some incredible speeds in a short amount of time-- when I kicked out I still had enough speed on that vector to go airborne on accident (0:19)!!… Read the rest