Category Archives: My Thoughts

January 2, 2014

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After selling my iPad in October, I’ve been iPad-less for quite some time and this has lead to a backlog of Instapaper articles. I finally bit the bullet and started reading these on my computer which I hate doing. I was never an eBook guy until I got an iPad and my consumption has gone […]

October 28, 2013

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Data is really interesting and it tells the story. My perception and the specs released by auto-manufacturers simply don’t match the real-world. As someone who logs data points about my life every hour of the day, I thought it would be interesting to see how my new car, a turbocharged, 0-60 in 5.2 seconds Golf […]

October 12, 2013

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I visited Seattle in 2010 when Ford gave me a car and a single Seattle Seahawks ticket for opening weekend.The drive from San Francisco to Seattle with a stop-over in Portland was fun. Only 3 years ago but it feels like decades since I’ve been here.    Seattle is one of those cities I could […]

September 18, 2012

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It has been almost three weeks since I posted this rant about how I believed Starbucks Rewards was becoming less appealing each year since its release in 2008. Today, I received some welcome news from Starbucks. You can view the new Starbucks Rewards program here: http://www.starbucks.com/rewardsfaster. I’ve copied this and pasted it below:  For starters, rewards […]

August 30, 2012

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September 4th, 2010. This date seems less important as time passes. I guess that’s how it goes. Time keeps going and memories become more faint and somehow less important. That day was the day that I started my job at TomTom. This Tuesday is my 2nd anniversary at TomTom. September 1st is my 2nd year […]

August 30, 2012

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I’m through with trying when it comes to Starbucks’ Rewards Program. You can read all about the program here. I’ve been a very vocal customer when it comes to their gold card and subsequent gutting of the program. Review of the initial $20 Starbucks Gold Starbucks removes the $20 barrier to entry for Gold Starbucks opens […]

July 12, 2012

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At NikeTown in NYC, the entire 1st floor of a 6 story building is dominated by gigantic screens displaying a wrist band that calculates how active you are. There are dozens of employees offering hands on demos making sure all customers walking through the front door stop by to try one on. I don’t try […]

May 22, 2012

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RSS is so misunderstood. When people say RSS is dead they are talking about the news feed platform or, to put it in easier terms, Google Reader and all similar tools are dead. I can’t say RSS is dead because Twitter is the largest RSS publishing platform in the world. Did you know that every […]

April 11, 2012

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This post could be a bit premature. This October, I would have lived in New Hampshire longer than I lived in San Francisco. Thinking back on so many memories and accomplishments in my time spent there, it feels like I was in SF for a decade when it was June ’08 to August ’10. Two […]

April 5, 2012

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Hi UMF. Congratulations on your 14th year! You’ve stayed in Miami, gone from 1 day to 3 and people from all around the world come to dance and party with you. That’s pretty awesome. Before this year, things were awkward. Well, it’s still awkward but in a good way. Your weirdness makes the party better […]