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Ann Arbor, MI
Creator of many things.
Interests: mobile, search marketing, the cloud, gaining real value from all of this wonder.
Recent Activity
I'm extremely good at conceptualizing, initial launch, and getting seed customers. I like that kind of early startup opportunity. I'm also extremely good in navigating bureaucracy, more with the goal of getting around it than complying with it. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at Micro Notes
I'd like to see a mobile html5 demo Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at Micro Notes
After I asserted that Apple didn't have a cloud strategy, I had someone suggest to me that Apple didn't have a cloud strategy because consumers didn't care about the cloud. It was only a corporate thing for people looking to garner efficiences. Little could be further from the truth. Anyone who uses webmail or facebook is in essence using the cloud although the infrastructure may be supported by just one company. Anybody who uses their facebook logon on another site is taking advantange of facebook's willingness to syndicate their services out for use by other providers. That's at the heart... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2010 at Micro Notes
So, let's just call this post a small aperçu. Tonight, stepping from the strip mall coffee shop, I experienced the beauty of nature with no frame to contain her. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at Micro Notes
Yes, Lebron and James (ex Smokey)
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This has been over a month coming, and I started another blog in the interim. You can read the full saga here. Yay! Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2010 at Micro Notes
Bud is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
Most people are niche players on the web. They have expertise in one narrow area, for instance search marketing, and that's it. What often plagues such people is that their reach, the circle in which they are known, does not extend beyond their local community. The web can help with that by allowing niche players to make themselves visible beyond the narrow confines of their locale. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2010 at Micro Notes
I've been using Google Buzz since the day it launched. At first, it seemed like an improved version of Google Wave, and indeed the two share a lot of features such as an underlying messaging protocol that makes updates appear in real time like instant messages. But, there is a fundamental difference that makes them not at all alike. Wave is private, by invite only. Buzz, by counter, is essentially a public aggregator of all things you. Sharing is hard in Wave and on by default in Buzz. The problem is that Buzz breaks in most sharing use cases. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at Micro Notes
I posted your final grades. They should show up soon.
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2009 on Final results at Bigger Buy Button
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I'll live ;)
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2009 on Sorry, Bud... at Bigger Buy Button
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Hi everybody. I see folks still posting. As I announced in class several, blogging ended on Wednesday. The blogging grades are done. If you are doing required posts for the iteration, that's fine, but anything after Wednesday did not count toward the blogging grade. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2009 at Bigger Buy Button
"The world's largest atom smasher has recorded its first high-energy collisions of protons, a spokeswoman said Wednesday." Holy Mackerol. This is huge guys. Geneva. The Atlas "experiment". Two beams of circulating particles traveling in opposite directions at 1.18 trillion electron volts made this collison possible. This "experiment" will hopefully put physicists a step closer to understanding dark matter, antimatter, and the creation of the universe. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2009 at Bigger Buy Button
Google recently announced that individual search was opt out. In other words, unless you specifically say no, Google is going to track your web surfing behavior and use that behavior to tailor the search results it displays to you. I now have the Google phone (Android) which is tied to my Google account. I use Google location services and Gmail. Basically, Google's got it all, sort of like Big Brother in Orwell's 1984. Should I be more worried? The truth is: I'm getting a ton of use out of it. Search results have gotten better. I can find nearby friends... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Micro Notes
You're almost a senior citizen.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2009 on I is... at Bigger Buy Button
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Ryan, you should be just fine.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2009 on Adwords Success at Bigger Buy Button
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Rendell, you need your links to work as links. I can't click on this. Also, you need to assign a category to each post.
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Andrew, put the pages on and post links so that we can see what's going on.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2009 on No Luck at Bigger Buy Button
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You realize that this was an April Fools, right?
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2009 on HTML 6 at Bigger Buy Button
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Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2009 on Hey Bud? at Bigger Buy Button
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It's good to see that your in-class personality shines through in the rest of your life. I like the "poor running conditions" excuse for the failure to advance between efforts 2 and 3. It raises the question as to whether effort 4 was due to "exceptionally favorable running conditions" ;).
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2009 on Holiday Hustle results at Bigger Buy Button
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Recently, I discovered an old, old friend via a Google search. You might say she had been hidden in plain sight using an obfuscated blog name intended only for her current close friends (she remains an incredible writer, exactly as I knew her 30 years ago). I found her because someone linked to her blog using her name, and Google has gotten good at ferreting out even the most obscure references and raising them to the top. At any rate, I think one of her recent blog posts, and my response to it pretty well sum up how the explosion... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2009 at Micro Notes
Bud added a favorite at Everything Typepad
Dec 3, 2009
Bud is now following Prucha, Christopher M.
Dec 3, 2009
A lot is being made of a face off between Google and Facebook, and perhaps between Google and all social media. The idea of a face off has a lot of facets and perhaps some merit, but one claim by Ken Auletta, recent author of Googled: The End of the World as We Know It, is just idiotic: A potentially more efficient threat will come from a vertical search, which social networks like Facebook and Twitter might provide. Imagine you want to buy a camera. Would you rather have the advice of 20 friends whom you know and trust and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2009 at Micro Notes