Category Archives: Aside

5 Awesome Companies That Emerged From Crappy Ideas

5 Awesome Companies That Emerged From Crappy Ideas. » A great reminder that a key ingredient for startup success is to be flexible. On my primary product, I’ve made 2 major pivots in 4 months. I’m learning to focus on … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and Freedom of the Press

The High Court was very clear in declaring that an Australian Court should not act “to protect the intelligence secrets and confidential political information” of a foreign government … via Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and Freedom of the Press – speech … Continue reading

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Word Spectrum in Mac OS X

One of my favourite features in Mac OS X is Dictionary. And my favourite part of Dictionary is the thesaurus. Apple uses the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus, which comes with a nifty tool called Word Spectrum. Word Spectrum lists synonyms between … Continue reading

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Floodaid is the Future

Floodaid.com.au is not a charity, nor is it a business. We’re not a non-for-profit or an organisation. We’re merely an international group of like-minded people following a vision and combining skills to create a new type of social network with … Continue reading

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MIT Course on Failure

I just heard about a cool course at MIT – The Fine Art of Failure by Diane Garnick. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the course in MIT’s OpenCourseWare, but I did find a description for it here: The goal of this course is to … Continue reading

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I Finally Understand Evernote

I’ve used Evernote for probably 2 years now. I use it primarily as a text editor for all non-code text. It’s not a great text editor, in fact, it’s the buggiest I’ve ever used, but it’s everywhere, so I always … Continue reading

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