A few good reads

Startup Upstart allows investors to back individuals, and to be repaid via those individuals’ future earnings. Google Capital will invest in growth-stage companies. Visualization of likely viable meeting times with international associates, courtesy of XKCD.   Quantified Self Fitness sensors in your headphones. DayScore, a habit building or daily motivation tool What kind of diet Read more about A few good reads[…]

Google App Engine (with Django and Google Cloud SQL)

Why cloud computing was a no-brainer for me I’m an analytics person. I wasn’t even a pure Computer Science major; I did a joint (not double) major with Mathematics. Why am I telling you this?  Because I dislike working with hardware.  In fact, I dislike working with any code or tool that knows anything about Read more about Google App Engine (with Django and Google Cloud SQL)[…]

A few good reads

I’ve been way behind on my RSS feeds.  Trying to catch up lately.  Here are some recent good reads.   Infovis: http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=1770 Stephen Few verbosely explains the same issues I’ve been seeing in recent research on chart junk in visualizations.   UI Design: http://goodui.org/ This is a great site for reminding you of design principles. As an Read more about A few good reads[…]

Keep cash reserves

Apparently over 60% of failed businesses are profitable.  They fail because people don’t keep enough cash on hand to deal with: the delay from accounts payable to accounts receivable emergency/unexpected expenses expected expenses that increase due to unexpectedly high demand I found this shocking at first, but then I remembered that most people don’t keep Read more about Keep cash reserves[…]

Startup founder daily life

For the curious, here’s a glimpse of the types of things I work on daily as a tech-oriented startup founder: requesting information/providing feedback/doing QA/writing documentation for 1-3 consultants, or my business partner poking at 1-2 HR or legal tasks (not my favorite things, so if I didn’t poke at them nigh-daily they’d never get done) Read more about Startup founder daily life[…]