Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer was an American chess Grand Master. He invented “Chess 960” where the game “employs the same board and pieces as standard chess; however, the starting position of the pieces on the players’ home ranks is randomized.” 960 apparently is the number of different starting positions one can have. Cool dude. (Inspiration: http://xkcd.com/1392/large/ )

svbtle wordpress theme

Finally. My favorite blog community’s look is available as a WordPress theme: https://github.com/gravityonmars/wp-svbtle I’m using it as is, cause thats how lazy I am. I think this theme has the potential to be the new default.

something to read out loud for startups

Here’s a passage from a speech by Theodore Roosevelt that gives me strength during the startup roller-coasters; the joyful excitement and the crushing disappointments. Please humor me and read it out loud: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of […]

I know I’m the right kind of busy when I…

don’t even finish this article.

Scaling Silicon Valley

Summary The world’s population will be one-day wholly integrated into the internet as buyers, sellers, passive consumers, content-creators, etc. Think about 100% reach and its political, social consequences. Think big, think huge, now is the right time for such grandiose creativity. Whatever you can imagine could be technologically as close as a use-case demo and a few […]

EV+ words to remember by 37signal’s Jason Freid

From How to Get Good at Making Money: People are happy to pay for things that work well. Never be afraid to put a price on something. If you pour your heart into something and make it great, sell it. For real money. Even if there are free options, even if the market is flooded […]

the UN is funny.

From Wikipedia: Day of the 7 Billion The Day of Seven Billion, October 31, 2011, is the day that has been officially designated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as the approximate day on which the world’s population reached seven billion people. [...] United Nations Population Fund spokesman Omar Gharzeddine said, “There’s no way that the U.N. or anyone […]