Why not Foursquare?

rickwebb: For everyone looking for a good map application that actually knows where Bloomberg is (or, my perennial annoyance, General Assembly, which Google Maps still can’t find), might I recommend Foursquare? It’s pretty much the best map system if you’re trying to find a building, office, landmark…

Why I'll be dropping AT&T when the new iPhone comes out

Prepaid Cellphones Are Cheaper. Why Aren’t They Popular? Update: I didn't go through with switching away from AT&T. Virgin Mobile has essentially no coverage at my home or near where I usually work, in SoHo. parislemon: Brian X Chen: The iPhone with a two-year contract on AT&…

Morgan Missen: int main()

Finding, growing, and keeping the best team possible is the challenge that unites our industry, from the earliest startup to the largest public company. Every tech leader will tell you how critical--and how difficult--it is to hire great people. — Morgan Missen Enjoyed reading some startup news that wasn't from a…

A long life does not equal a quality life.

This morning on reddit, I made some comments about nutrition and subsequently realized that life expectancy is often used as a proxy for health, but that it doesn’t consider quality of life at all. A long life does not equal a quality life. This strikes me as the same…

Chris Kurdziel on Saying No

In its essence, I think this boils down to one thing: being present. Pick the things in life that really matter: your family, your friends, the people, work and art that truly inspires you. You don't have to ignore everything else, but don't say yes to anything that compromises the…

On Jeremy Lin and Linsanity

Linsanity is only possible because pro basketball is so boring to begin with. In college ball, every player is as impassioned as Lin.…

mp3 vs. aac

I did a couple tests today, one blind and one not, comparing a couple 196 kbps mp3’s against the same songs encoded in aac format at 128 kpbs. Even with the crappy headphones I have here at work, I could tell the difference. The acc encoded file sounded more…

Contemporary

Despite what the dictionary says, my experience suggests that contemporary is actually a synonym for “that which has recently gone out of style.”…