Me on Twitter

I’ve been playing around with Twitter for awhile. To follow along, see my Twitter page.


The Nerd Handbook

“A nerd needs a project because a nerd builds stuff. All the time. Those lulls in the conversation over dinner? Thats the nerd working on his project in his head.” A great post explaining us nerds.

Keyboard of Choice

As someone who has done a considerable amount of typing in his lifetime, I’ve become a bit of a keyboard connoisseur. My first computer was one of the original IBM PCs and one of the great things about that computer was the keyboard. It was this heavy, steel beast of a thing. The keys were well spaced and had the perfect amount of tactile feedback and travel. Maybe it was because I learned to type on that keyboard, but I haven’t found a better keyboard since. Luckily, a company called PC Keyboard purchased the technology/designs of this keyboard and are selling new versions. I just ordered my third ‘Customizer 104/105’ keyboard from PC Keyboard for a new iMac. If you’re unsatisfied with your current ‘board, I recommend checking one of these keyboards out.

When in Scotland

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a couple talks at the University of Edinburgh. I was invited over by Michael Clouser of the Edinburgh-Stanford Link program. My talks were on starting an Internet company in the 21st century and on utilizing blogs and wikis for business. I had a great time and met a lot of great people.

While there, I was invited to a formal dinner for entrepreneurs at the Edinburgh castle. I was

given the option of wearing a traditional tuxedo, or going with a kilt. Of course I had to choose the kilt. As an American, I had never had the opportunity to wear a kilt. It was a lot of fun, and quite warm. There are a surprising number of parts to a kilt outfit, and it took about 20 minutes (with help) to put the entire thing on. Interestingly, when you walk through Edinburgh wearing a kilt, people will ask if they can take your picture. Unfortunately, they were always disappointed to learn that I was an American. But that didn’t stop them from taking the picture.

Also while in Edinburgh, I had the opportunity to try a traditional Scottish delicacy. I am referring to a deep-fried Mars Bar candy bar. It was a wholly unique experience. The chocolate was warm and gooey, and then there was the breading and the oil. I’m not exactly sure why I bothered going with a Diet Coke for this particular meal.