Here is how to ask for a raise: Ask for a raise. Just asking is the most important thing. A lot of people don’t. Not everybody who asks gets one, but almost nobody who doesn’t ask gets one. If you want to get fancy, have good reasons. What are good reasons? Go make a friend […]
There have been many open-ish projects working with music genres, but nothing on the scale of Musicbrainz or Discogs as far as I know. Maintained on an ongoing basis Global reach Translated Professional-level musicology This territory is held by proprietary interests, including data vendors like All Music Guide (Rovi) and Gracenote, as well as music […]
I am enjoying the privacy of writing on this blog at some.gonze.com. The readership is much smaller than on Facebook, Twitter, or Medium so I can speak more freely. The down side is distribution. If I want my words to be read, this is not the place to write.
Republicans had already given away the qualifications argument to Hillary Clinton by nominating Donald Trump, but they are also watching the change argument quickly evaporate as voters are showing no signs of Obama fatigue. If Republicans can’t argue that they have the more qualified candidate, and the change argument falls on deaf ears, what exactly […]
Scripting News says: This came up in a thread on Facebook, once again being told that if you don’t own guns and study the hell out of them, you can’t have an opinion about which guns should be legal or not legal. If it’s hard to define what is and isn’t a good gun, just outlaw […]
When you switch social networks, you can only take a few connections along. You’ll have to build new connections among people who like the new network. This works against decentralized social networks. They maximize switching cost by maximizing the number of networks. Blogs are a single unified ecosystem, but there is a different group of […]
Trying to make it big is for marks. You will be taken advantage of until you are sucked dry. Nothing wrong with ambition. The opposite! But business requires a blunt appreciation of realities.
In my life I’ve been lucky enough to visit some brutal military dictatorships. From Suharto’s Indonesia as a child to Mubarak’s Egypt more recently, they’ve been really plea… Source: Tyranny is mostly pleasant | Ian McKellar
I’m trying to use my blog in place of posting to mersh social publishing tools like Facebook. That’s why there are so many posts here in the past couple days. But it is super annoying to write with WordPress. Very high friction in comparison. EG my “Press This” bookmarklet didn’t work on a page I […]
The voice-first user interface has gone mainstream And it is mainly a kitchen tool.