Monthly Archives: June 2012

Scotus on healthcare law

Well ok, to the extent that I meant by this that the Supreme Court would overturn the ACA, I was 100% wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Just to acknowledge this publicly. Maybe I’ll revisit this as we know more about the reasoning (I meant in some other sense that the ‘legal reasoning’ was BS compared to political/business […]

Military budget cutting

Shorter Bruce Bartlett: Yes, military spending is government spending. Yes, it makes no sense to spend on military to the exclusion of other things. Let’s keep doing it anyhow. Maybe we can improve some roads as a side-benefit. I love that we have basically begun treating the modern Republican party like silly, angry toddlers. Yes, […]

Cookie tracking, versus big data sources

This WSJ article, as well as an article on Ars Technica about the increase in behavioral tracking, has me thinking about the future of using people’s data footprints on the web. By “data footprint,” I mean that puff of residual that’s left by user activities, whether they be cookies on a website, or requests for […]

Seriously, the world is filled with wonder

It’s easy to get riled up. Let some jellies remind you how cool the world is.

Causation, association, and what leads to success

Geoffrey James of Inc. magazine Reports: A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the “best of the best” tend to share the following eight core beliefs. I dislike articles like this, books like this, talks like this, […]