Thursday, September 24, 2009

Incredibly eloquent writing by C.S. Lewis on money and power.

The motives of anyone who desires power over others needs to be questioned. Corruption is not "out there", the seed and the weakness is in all of us, in all moments, but it is possible to guard against its expression. My favorite example of defending against this is the fictional character Maximus in the movie Gladiator. When asked to become emperor of Rome, he is troubled because he dreams of returning home to his wife and child.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I can hear you dying Myspace

I finally added a filter to remove all of MySpace's annoying, desperate emails to "see what my friends are up to."

Build something good, and do not try to monetize your customers for the maximum amount with a screen full of ads. So much of life is about comedy and love for two. Business for another.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The downside of Amazon becoming profitable is that their prices have been creeping up over the years. But you can download a badass little plugin for Firefox named InvisibleHand that will check for lower prices of the item on other sites and display a notification if it finds a better price. Well done.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blizzard should release numbers on the total development and maintenance budget of WoW in order to deter competitors from making their own MMOs. (Unless the budget happened to be extraordinarily low.) But there would still be entrepreneurs spouting "if we only captured 2% of the market we'd be rich, yada yada."