Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Matchbook goes live! Super proud of Digital Store Platform and the teams we worked with across Digital to bring this to market. I'm buying!

Today, Amazon launched Kindle MatchBook, a new benefit that gives customers the option to buy--for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free--the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from Amazon. Over 70,000 books are enrolled in Kindle MatchBook, with more being added every day. Now customers can visit to see all of their print books that are eligible for the Kindle MatchBook edition. Customers can also see when a book is eligible for Kindle MatchBook on the book's detail page. 

The program was announced on September 3 with over 10,000 titles. Since then, thousands of popular books like Heaven is for Real, The Things They Carried and The Way of Kings have been added from major publishers such as HarperCollins, Macmillan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Amazon Publishing, Wiley, Chronicle Books, and Marvel, as well as thousands of titles from Kindle Direct Publishing authors like The Walk by Lee Goldberg and Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Inner Critic Inner Success - Stacey's Book Hits the Streets!

Inner Critic Inner Success: Claiming Your Success While Taming the CriticsInner Critic Inner Success: Claiming Your Success While Taming the Critics by Stacey Sargent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Outstanding book. Almost as good as being in class with Stacey. What I love about Inner Critic Inner Success is the very pragmatic way it covers key topics; the case studies are invaluable examples of real life situations we've all come across before. I found the book to be a great refresher on a number of topics that Stacey has taught me and my team. I'm also recommending the book to friends and colleagues with little formal background in the areas cover by the book as it's a *very* approachable read. Makes my stocking stuffer list very easy for this year's holidays! Congratulations Stacey - an awesome book filled with your personal passion!

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Boomzilla Occurence in the 4 billion digits of Pi

search string = "boomzilla"
45-bit binary equivalent =   000100111101111011011101001001011000110000001
string does not occur in first 4 billion binary digits of pi 


But there is an ass in position 130396475.....

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Space Needle

Of one thing I am confident; the Space Needle has been photographed significantly more than 8 times. Notwithstanding the ubiquity of it's image across the city (heck I can even buy Space Needle imprinted underwear) I felt drawn to take my shot and awesomize the heck out of it. Behold!

Kindle Fire as Secondary Laptop Monitor

There are plenty of times when I need additional real estate for my laptop: when I'm on a call using OCS and want to have the controls front and center; Amazon Cloud Player etc. Rather than hauling a monitor with me Ive been using the Air Display app for the Kindle Fire. It’s $9.99 and works over Wi-Fi ( both devices must be on the same network). You also need to download and app for your Mac or PC from the Air Display website here.  If you don't have a Fire you can use any Android device, iOS device, Windows computer, or Mac as your second monitor.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

LAN Party?

Not been involved in a LAN party for, well, a very, very long time. Now, this is not quite a LAN party in the traditional sense. Evan and two other guys are playing League of Legends. All three showed up with their desktops. monitors, keyboards and mice - no laptops here and definitely no laggy wireless connections. I ran three cables from my HP ProCurve switch (yes - it's still running fine....) and off they went. Seem to be kicking ass last time I checked in.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Eagle Scout Ceremony - Troop 222 Menlo Park

Video I made for Evan's Eagle Scout ceremony last year. Congrats Evan, Ian and Will!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Giving a lecture at HMC on March 5 are part of the Annenberg guest lecture series. Look forward to seeing you at Mudd!