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Best Advice: Choose Your Fights Carefully

March 5, 2014

Confrontation is a natural mode for many humans, even nerd-variants like myself. It's a useful emotional vent, but can also be quite profitable by polarizing interested parties, and then selling one's services to one side or the other. Lobbyists and consultants in Washington generate a lot of billable hours that way. Me, well, I've learned… Read more »

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Glasses, philanthropy, last week

March 4, 2014

Hey, this guy knows Leonard Cohen (my rabbi)! We were just talking about how to better seriously share power and resources with people who need it, particularly in India and Africa. I've now gotten interested in that, and would love to work with people who really have their boots on the ground making a difference…. Read more »

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Will women dominate the tech field?

February 27, 2014

Hey, big news: for the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend? Stats are a little wavering and it's unclear. Mike Cassidy at Mercury News says that after Harvey Mudd College began emphasizing coding instead of siloing it, and started paying for freshman women… Read more »

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Dear Craig

February 25, 2014

DEAR CRAIG: I think the squirrel in my yard is trying to kill me. Help? — SCARED OF SQUIRREL

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Proud to be Suba!

February 24, 2014

Hey, I've mentioned the support I've provided for the computer center at Mfangano Island, and have recently received a few updates from people who have been using the center. I wanted to share their stories with you. I shared Eric's  story about not being able to press the keyboard buttons earlier this month, and here's… Read more »

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10 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter

February 19, 2014

Folks, my team and I have listened to many of the suggestions you've been sending our way, and we've compiled a list of 10 women entrepreneurs that you should follow on Twitter. These women really have their boots on the ground, and are doing good work. Please comment below to share your favorite women entrepreneurs…. Read more »

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Eric Omondi

I Could Not Press the Computer Keyboard Buttons

February 13, 2014

Folks, I've been doing some monetary support for the computer center at Mfangano Island, and have recently received a few updates from people who have been using the center. I wanted to share their stories with you. Here's Eric's story: It was in June 7th, 2010 that I first joined Ekialo Kiona Center. Though I… Read more »

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Why I'm a nerd and not a geek

February 7, 2014

I'm not going to wind up saying that being a nerd is better than being a geek. It's just different and overlapping. I'm pretty much old school. I was brought up during the Eisenhower administration and I fulfill the 50's or early 60's version of the nerd cliché. Y'know, the plastic pocket protector and all… Read more »

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Productivity Hacks: Get Out of the Way

February 5, 2014

Okay, I'm implicitly preceding this with "Hire people who are smarter than you," then "Delegate." Maybe that's cheating, but I figure that 1) it's a cliché, nowadays, and 2) people who're going to do it have done it already. So, the hard part is knowing when to let go. It's hard to let go, but… Read more »

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GI Bill complaint system helps protect vets and families

February 3, 2014

A team of gov't orgs, including Veterans Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Defense, and Education are working together to help vets and military families regarding the GI Bill and other programs. There's been SOME REPORTS OF abuse by some education orgs regarding this, so they've built "a new online student complaint system where service… Read more »

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