Archive for: August, 2007

More Natuba Press

Aug 31 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Who would have thought that our small project would be all that interesting?!

Rackspace Alum Targets Social Networking

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Houstonist Tech Buzz – 090207

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Local Press

Aug 29 2007 Published by under Ramblings

It appears we’ve made the the local paper today… πŸ™‚

Entrepreneur passes over Austin and picks Bayou City as he continues to develop ideas such as Natuba.com

Calling Houston home

And its on the front page of the biz-section:

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World’s largest remote control

Aug 26 2007 Published by under Ramblings



World’s largest remote control

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Barcamp Houston starting…

Aug 25 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Barcamp Houston starting…

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Fortune cookie

Aug 22 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Fortune cookie

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Wealthy and Dull

Aug 19 2007 Published by under Ramblings

All tho’ this article makes a distinction between single digit millionaires and other wealthy people… This is pretty much the lesson that is taught in the book The Millionaire Next Door

If the 1980s created yuppies (young urban professionals) and the 1990s brought us bobos (bourgeois bohemians), the 2000s may be giving rise to a new kind of elite: yawns.

Yawns are “young and wealthy but normal.” They are men and women in their 30s and 40s who have become multimillionaires and billionaires during the wealth boom of the past decade. Yet rather than spending their money on yachts, boats and jets, yawns live modestly and spend most of their money on philanthropy.

The Rich Are Duller

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Working Class Millionaires

Aug 17 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Maybe these people should move to Texas. πŸ™‚

Mr. Steger, 51, a self-described geek, has banked more than $2 million. The $1.3 million house he and his wife own on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is paid off. The couple’s net worth of roughly $3.5 million places them in the top 2 percent of families in the United States.

Yet each day Mr. Steger continues to toil in what a colleague calls “the Silicon Valley salt mines,” working as a marketing executive for a technology start-up company, still striving for his big strike. Most mornings, he can be found at his desk by 7. He typically works 12 hours a day and logs an extra 10 hours over the weekend.

In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don’t Feel Rich

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To Catch an i-Jacker

Aug 11 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Frustrated iPod owners are angry, their music taken from them by thieves Dateline caught on hidden camera.

On Dateline Wednesday, Dateline investigates if it’s possible, using some of the same high-tech capabilities that make the iPod the phenomenon it is, to track down people who take iPods that don’t belong to them.

Hot iPods: Is there a way to stop thieves cold? A Dateline hidden camera investigation.

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Natuba

Aug 10 2007 Published by under Ramblings

One of our projects made the Houston Chronicle Blog… cool!

The last thing the online world needs is yet another social network service, but they keep right on coming. If you’ve got outposts for your life on a variety of sites, and you have friends and associates who want to see what’s up with you, then you’re sending those friends hither and yon.

A place for your stuff

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Ronco Bankrupt?

Aug 09 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Wow, I didn’t know that Mr. Ron Popeil’s products weren’t selling all that well anymore… last I heard he was worth $250million…

“… despite the loans and successor management’s continued efforts, Ronco’s revenue base had dropped too far to recover and Ronco filed for Chapter 11 in June.”

Sanders Morris Harris writes off Ronco loan

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Visiting Google

Aug 08 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Visiting Google

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In ur cafez hav’n ur dinnerz

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Jim Cramer

Aug 08 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Jim Cramer goes nuts on the air… woah.

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Playing with OpenMoku at LinuxWorld

Aug 07 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Playing with OpenMoku at LinuxWorld

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Houston Streetviews

Aug 07 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Awesome! Google Maps added Street views of Houston!

From TechCrunch:

Google continues to add cities to its Street View maps product that launched earlier this year. You can now view and stroll through high quality photos of most of the downtown areas of San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston and Orlando. Nine cities are now covered – click on the camera icons to dive into the city and see it.

Google Street View Adds Four Cities

From Houston Biz Journal:

Google Inc. has turned on the cameras in Houston.

Google puts Houston on camera

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Mochi Media

Aug 06 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Mochi Media

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Mileage Runners

Aug 05 2007 Published by under Ramblings

A pretty cool life-hack…

“Wired News has a great story today about “Mileage Runners” who tweak the airline reservation system to plot insane (and insanely cheap), multi-hop air trips that accumulate bazillions of air miles. A hacker friend of mine recently came out to me as a mileage runner, and described a system he’d worked out for gaming the reservations computers to get $400, round the world business-class fares.”

Mileage Runners hack air travel for maximum miles

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At Defcon

Aug 03 2007 Published by under Ramblings



At Defcon

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In and out

Aug 02 2007 Published by under Ramblings



In and out

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Rent Vs Buy

Aug 02 2007 Published by under Ramblings

More on the Rent Vs Buy Debate…. πŸ™‚

Renting vs. Buying: The Realities of Home-Ownership

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Maker Faire – Austin

Aug 01 2007 Published by under Ramblings

I’m going, are you? πŸ™‚

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