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Resolutions of a Nerd

December 31, 2014

Hey, it's that time of year where people are making resolutions for 2015. I have resolutions year- round, especially since, long term, I want to figure out how to give a voice, using the internet, to everyone on the planet. I'm a nerd, and I figure things should be fair. My resolution for 2015 is to: Learn to… Read more »


Knowing When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

December 29, 2014

Back in '77, I had recently taken a job at IBM Boca Raton, in the "advanced technology" department. It was beginning to dawn on me that I needed to be somewhat less nerdy in behavior, if not core, attitudes. A few folks visited what was then Bell Labs, which had been responsible for a lot… Read more »


4 More Websites I'm Impressed With

December 26, 2014

Earlier this year, I shared 5 sites I've got bookmarked that I thought might surprise some folks. But maybe not, I'm a nerd, and some sites I've got bookmarked might be predictable. To be honest, I'm a sucker for those that do factchecking well and those that humor me. On that note, here are 4 websites… Read more »


Why We Need More Women In Tech

December 16, 2014

Women and girls still face a lot of obstacles in shaping technologies. The digital gender divide might be getting worse. Women and girls everywhere are missing, underrepresented, and dropping out from technology fields. As a result,  today's tech – and increasingly today's world – does not reflect the diversity of women's experiences or ingenuity. This isn't fair,… Read more »


Big News: $2M+ Raised for Nonprofits in CrowdRise Holiday Challenge

December 11, 2014

Folks, I just got an update from Ed Norton, one of the co-founders of CrowdRise, about the #GivingTower Holiday Challenge I'm sponsoring with MacAndrews & Forbes, Fred & Joanne Wilson, and Isaac S. Gindi. This year I'm giving $50k to support nonprofits. A total of $250k is being given away in prize money, but an… Read more »


How #GivingTuesday Raised Over $45million

December 5, 2014

Folks, I support #GivingTuesday each year because it's the real deal. I got an update from Henry Timms… More data and stories are still coming in, but here are the highlights as they stand right now (more soon!): Indiana University is estimating an overall 63% increase this year in online donations. Early results from Blackbaud… Read more »