Thursday, October 12, 2006

STIRR announces STIRRpedia

At last night's STIRR Founder's Mixer 1.7, we announced the launch of STIRRpedia.

STIRRpedia is a resource for start-up entrepreneurs by start-up entrepreneurs. Contribute and assist your fellow entrepreneur! Let's put some fun into taking care of some of the dry parts of startup business. Stories, anecdotes, links to great info, personal insights are welcome.
We hope that it takes off!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New toy: green laser

After reading the Cool Tools post on green laser pointers, I had to get one. Shipping was pretty fast and it arrived yesterday. I took it out last night and was able to see a faint green line all the way up to the clouds and beyond (this is in the suburbs where light polution is significant). Looking forward to taking it camping with me and using it as the fellow to the left is doing. Coolest stat: the range is 12,500 feet!

Monday, October 02, 2006

My old employer was acquired by Microsoft today

Hats off to my old friends at desktopstandard (nee AutoProf) for being purchased today by Microsoft! I've read some pretty positive write-ups about the acquisition. While I was there, the company expanded from their server offerings to include Internet-focused products and services. I was overseeing biz dev for the latter. The timing wasn't right and our division was folded and the IP was absorbed by the server side. Good move, as they grew fast after that. I'm kicking myself now for not buying my shares upon departure, but only a little bit, as life is pretty damn good for me. Good job Eric and John!