Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty

October 15, 2008

Today, October 15th, is Blog Action Day: a day when thousands of bloggers around the world come together to write about a particular issue. This year, that issue is Poverty and according to site they “aim to raise awareness, initiate action and to shake the web!” I am happy to play a small role in […]

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Your Vote Could Be Worth A Million Dollars!

October 5, 2008

Peter Norvig has a fascinating calculation on his Presidential Election 2008 FAQ site that values your single, lonely, solitary vote at about $1,000,000! In answer to his question “Is it rational to vote?”, Norvig writes: […]We can estimate the total monetary value by noting that the current office holder presided over a $3 trillion war […]

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Prashanth Narayanan For President

September 25, 2008

I wanted to stay out of it; I really did. But I think it’s finally time I did something about it. I just mentioned announcing my candidacy for President so I could make a real difference … and it just caught on like wild-fire! I sincerely hope you will support me in this noble and […]

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Gary Vaynerchuk: Building Personal Brand Within the Social Media Landscape

September 20, 2008

“If you for a second – a half a second – don’t believe in what you are doing, whether it’s your personal brand or the product you are representing … you need to get out. Now. Please.” Once you begin watching this, I challenge you to look away. Gary Vaynerchuk (of Wine Library TV) keeps […]

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Software and Programmer Cartoons

September 19, 2008

Joel Spolsky’s StackOverflow website allows users to ask and answer tech-related questions in a sort of Digg/Expert-Exchange/Free way. The entire effort was worth it for just this one page that simply answers the question What€™s your favorite ‘programmer’ cartoon. Hilarious!

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