What to Read…

Okay, so I read a lot. 2-4 books per week, plus a dozen or more articles. There are two very good blogs: 3 Quarks Daily: Collection of interesting articles and essays at 3Q. Arts & Letters Daily: Collection of interesting articles and essays at ALD. Both are...
Google’s Content Guide: No Gua-Gua-Gua!

Google’s Content Guide: No Gua-Gua-Gua!

Google posted the following list of questions on their blog in May 2011. It’s a very good summary for how the Google Quality Raters review websites and pages (I edited it slightly for consistency). When you create content for the web, i.e., articles on pages,...

Google Bug: Unusual Traffic

Another Google bug. I’ve been seeing this lately. You search at Google or use a Google tool and you get the following screen: “Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network.” When you get this screen, you can’t go...

Railroad Spikes

  Every once in a while, I find railroad spikes in my backyard. Our house is next to the Caltrain tracks for the San Francisco-San Jose commuter train. I suppose every once in a while, the spikes work themselves loose and some of these fly over the fence....

Silicon Valley Bubbles and Busts

Q. Is this a real boom or can the bubble burst? every business is boom-bust. first it goes up and then it crashes. the definition of a bubble: too much money but few assets to buy. when people have too much cash, they overpay for assets (stuff to buy, such as tulips,...