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Approaching the Future: 64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then by Ben Hammersley
64things“Ben Hammersley is a contributing editor for UK’s Wired magazine, he is involved in many EU and UK tech conferences and commissions. Approaching the Future is Hammersley’s 64 chapter primer on what you need to know to understand the 21st century. It’s a really fun read and can be very eye opening at times, but the real subtitle should have been, “Everything I learned About the 21st Century I Learned From A Neal Stephenson Novel.” I really enjoyed it, and I highly recommend it.”


The R. Crumb Handbook by Stephen Poplaski
“Stephen Poplaski also did the R. Crumb Coffee Table Book which is awesome but huge. This book (which is smaller) is like one prolonged interview with Crumb and probably the closest thing to an autobiography we are going to get. It’s filled…

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Self-Service Calendar Scheduling

David Cummings on Startups

With all the requests to see the Atlanta Tech Village I’ve found self-service calendar scheduling invaluable. For a couple years I had Tungle.me, which worked great, but after they announced the service was shutting down, I hadn’t spent time looking for a replacement. ScheduleOnce was recommended as an alternative and it’s been great.

Here are a few notes about self-service calendar scheduling:

  • Attach the service to your Google Calendar so that it has your real-time availability
  • Configure the days of the week and the hours of the day you want made available (e.g. I do Monday – Friday 10:30am – 4pm so that I have time in the morning and late afternoon that aren’t scheduled)
  • Make sure any standard repeating events, like a Monday morning sprint review, are on your Google Calendar so that they show up as busy when someone is scheduling a time with you
  • Consider putting the…

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My Friend…

The Write Boat Blog

SI frontbeach sunset

I’ve thought of you often today.
As I walk along the beach
The serenity of the setting sun
Gives way to more thoughts.

Everywhere I look
I see your face
Your smile
I hear your laughter
The passion for life in your voice.

I smile as memories
Of our moments together
Dance in my mind
I miss you
I wonder what you are doing
What you are thinking at this moment.

Do you know
The joy
The energy
The intensity
You have brought to me?

Probably not
Unless it is a feeling we share.

The sound of a ship’s horn
Brings me back to reality
I look out at the sea
It is calm
I think of you
And wish you were here.

© Dick Trammell
Sullivan’s Island 1988

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