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The Four Ways StartupBus Dramatically Grew My Network

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This article is a slightly modified version of the article posted previously at New Worker Magazine. People who know me usually see me as a people person, and I definitely am someone who’s interested in other people and in how relationships and communities work. I have always placed a high value on my connections with […]

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Hackathons, For Love And Money

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If you work in software development, you’ve no doubt heard of the concept of a hackathon: a marathon event (sometimes continuing through the night, with little to no sleep) where participants attempt to cobble (or hack, or jerry-rig) together a solution to a perceived problem or challenge. The term “hack” has a rich history and […]

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Douglas Hofstadter’s Impact On My Life – A Strange Feedback Loop

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Douglas Hofstadter is one of those people who is known but to a few, yet is celebrated greatly among that small number. He is a professor of cognitive science, and learned in physics and philosophy, but he is a celebrity among computer scientists, primarily due to being the author of the Pulitzer prize-winning book “Gödel, […]

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THINK: What The Singularity Really Means

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It’s now roughly two months since the latest Singularity Summit conference, held here in the Upper East Side of New York City.  I came away from the conference not feeling quite as elated as I did in 2009, I think because much of the content of this year’s conference was so computer focused and didn’t […]

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“In This Economy…”

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Recent successes in selling books and video games on Half.com have nearly inspired me to start a little side business. I bought Phoenix Wright for DS from Gamestop for 15 bucks, but the going price for it on Half is about $24 (it actually averages higher, but that is the lowest price I can charge […]

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