Jeff Nolan's take on innovation, entrepreneurship, tech and stuff that interests me
We’re in the final stretch for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign and if you have been keeping current with the news you know that this holiday season is a lot tougher than in years past with demand for services much higher and contributions across the board a lot lower. I am making one last [...]
As the U.S. moves to energy policy that emphasizes renewable energy development, we would be wise to consider the impacts on land use and agriculture policy as well as recognize that the relationship between state and federal governments cannot and should not be trampled in process.
Richard McManus writes that the RSS market is in disarray. Specifically what he is saying is that the market for RSS client applications has gone sideways, he isn’t touching the other half of the equation, which is what publishers are doing with RSS. I wrote about the second half a while back in what was [...]
One of the displays that the smart meter PG&E installed in my home last month is a voltage display, which shows the total system voltage entering my structure from the power pole. This number fluctuates by 5-7 volts each day, which got me mildly curious but it was the supposed accuracy of the meter that [...]
Yesterday my pal Tom Raftery posted about PG&E’s smart meter rollout in California and problems customers were experiencing, and he featured some comments that I made during a phone conversation we had. “It seems that PG&E’s smart grid rollout is woefully under-resourced at the back-end. What PG&E should have is a system where customers can [...]
Normally I would tweet this but this feature in SF Weekly is so extensive and conclusive that it deserves attention. It’s time to face facts: San Francisco is spectacularly mismanaged and arguably the worst-run big city in America. This year’s city budget is an astonishing $6.6 billion — more than twice the budget for the [...]
Mary Meeker (yep she’s still rowing that same boat) came out with the mother of all reports on the mobile market: We decided to create The Mobile Internet Report largely in PowerPoint and publish it on the web, expecting that bits and pieces of it will be cut / pasted / redistributed and debated / [...]
Here’s a great video from U.S. Soccer talking about the Nike Lace Up Save Lives campaign.
It’s that time of year, the bell ringing red kettle and a plea for generosity to help those, an increasing number sadly, less fortunate than us. Please consider clicking on the Red Kettle in the sidebar or clicking on this link to make a small donation to the Salvation Army, an organization that has been [...]
In September 2008 I wrote this: Don’t you love how the proponents are telling us how much the ticket will cost even though this thing is two decades away from being completed, should the voters be duped into passing this measure. Sure, let’s add another $50 billion in debt that has a payoff price tag [...]