Archive for: April, 2008

X300 vs. Air Video

Apr 30 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Yes, yes… I have a X300 – and I love it… ๐Ÿ˜€

(Thanks Nate for the link)

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Thinkpad Power Manager problem

Apr 26 2008 Published by under Ramblings

I had a minor hiccup with my Lenovo Thinkpad X300 where the power manager went nuts and I wasn’t able to switch it to a lower power mode when on battery… after some googling, this blog post (and the comments) helped fix my problem:

I am working with a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 and ran into an unexpected problem. The Power Manager refused to start with the error You are not authorized to display the panel for selecting a power scheme though I am using a windows account with administrative rights

Thinkpad Power Manager problem

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Rackspace IPO Coverage

Apr 26 2008 Published by under Ramblings

SEC S1 Filing:

SEC EDGAR Filing Information

Rackspace’s Press Release:

Rackspace, Inc. (Rackspace® Hosting) today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The shares in the offering will be offered by Rackspace Hosting and certain selling stockholders. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not been determined.

Rackspace Hosting Files Registration Statement

The Rackspace IPO site:

http://www.rackspaceipo.com/

Public Press:

Rackspace Inc, which delivers Web sites, Web-based IT systems, and computing as a service, on Friday filed to raise up to $400 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

Rackspace Inc files for $400 million IPO

Managed hosting specialist Rackspace, Inc. confirmed late Friday that it has filed forms with the SEC for an initial public offering (IPO). The shares will be sold through a “dutch auction” process similar to that used by Google in its 2004 IPO.

Rackspace Confirms $400 Million IPO

Web hosting provider Rackspace filed for an initial public offering with the SEC last night, as we predicted it would. The company will try to raise $400 million, and it intends to set the IPO price through an auction, much like Google did. The underwriters are Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and WR Hambrecht & Co. (the leading proponent of such IPO pricing). Pricing through an auction is designed to make sure the company raises the most money possible instead of giving up a first-day pop to investors who are allocated shares by the investment banks doing the deal. Shares will still be allocated to such clients, but anyone who bids beforehand in the auction at or above the eventual IPO price will also get shares. All in all, it is a much more efficient way to price an IPO and more companies should do it.

Update: Rackspace Files IPO, Will Set Price Via Auction

Rackspace had raised more than $30 million over the past decade. It was founded in 1996 by three students at Trinity University: Richard Yoo, Dirk Elmendorf and Patrick Condon. Then, in 1998, Graham Weston and Morris Miller invested seed capital into the company and took over management of the company.

Web-hosting service Rackspace files for IPO

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-25

Apr 25 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • http://www.natuba.com/photo/ezxfyU/ – Met guy kawasaki #
  • Per Guy Kawasaki, if u don’t love Natuba then you’re a bozo! ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • Retweeting @TechCrunch: rackspace looks like it’s filing for an IPO. http://snurl.com/25qaw lots of evidence that it’s happening #
  • Retweeting @linuxjournal: Guy Kawasaki Speaks http://tinyurl.com/6kbob8 #
  • http://tinyurl.com/6nyq9f Hush Labs is looking for a web intern. Hone your design work on The Original iPhone Photo Sharing Site, Natuba.com #
  • @kurtstoll Have you seen the videos @monicayoo made for Bubblevine.com? http://tinyurl.com/68ab94 #
  • @charnellpugsley thanks! she’s been busting her ass working on Bubblevine for months! ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • Retweeting @StartupHouston: New blog post: Buy & Sell Your Stuff on Campus with Bubblevine http://tinyurl.com/62mcqc #
  • Testing mytouchkeys on my iPhone… Better but still not as good as a real keynd #

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BubbleVine Launches

Apr 25 2008 Published by under Ramblings

My sister just launched BubbleVine! w00t!

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-24

Apr 24 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • Retweeting @kurtstoll: Congrats to @monicayoo on the launch of Bubblevine. Look out Craigslist! #
  • @akpoff Good meeting you too – that damn wifi at Stag’s! curses! ๐Ÿ˜€ #

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Met guy kawasaki

Apr 24 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-23

Apr 23 2008 Published by under Twitter

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-19

Apr 19 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @JasonCalacanis Not surprised Rackspace isn’t a good fit for you… buzz sometime if you want to help with other options, u have my num ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • @kr8tr What do you mean? I’m the founder, former CEO, and current shareholder of Rackspace. And Jason is a friend- Rack isn’t right for him #

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Pre-Med Students

Apr 19 2008 Published by under Ramblings

As a former pre-med student.. all I can say is…. OUCH! ๐Ÿ˜€

For students who hope to study medicine, the college years are little more than a time to earn top grades by whatever means necessary. Their mercenary tactics can be tremendously annoying, but that irritating behavior is not entirely their fault.

Top 5 Reasons to Dislike Pre-Med Students

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-18

Apr 18 2008 Published by under Twitter

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-17

Apr 17 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @darbymullen indeed, its scary… but a reality. ๐Ÿ™ #
  • I agree with this article http://snurl.com/24tp9 my new lenovo thinkpad x300 is ridiculously faster than my 2.2g core2duo desktops #

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Your cellphone calls aren’t private

Apr 17 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Still think your cellphone calls are private? Not so much…

A web service that will make it easy and inexpensive to crack the GSM A5/1 encryption protocol, quickly enough for a call that is still in progress, is slated to launch at the end of April.

GSM Cracking: Coming Soon to a Computer Near You via a Web Service

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-16

Apr 16 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • OMG – I just got wasabi bombed! #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-15

Apr 15 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • heading to the Houston Linux Journal meet up in a bit… #
  • Retweeting @KatherineD: at the Linux Journal meetup. stag’s head. free beer. mmm. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-14

Apr 14 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @photomatt I met the people from Vosges – they’re really cool… awesome chocolate! #
  • @leolaporte speaking of l think I’m going to make some diy CFL based lights… cheap, light-weight, and cool. #
  • http://natuba.com/photo/cYx8Ni/ – Ordered more tapes – maxell dvm-60se #
  • @CareFlash great meeting you at the art car party on Satudray! #

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Ordered more tapes – maxell dvm-60se

Apr 14 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-13

Apr 13 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @lmayes isn’t there tons of caffine in tea? you’re going to be completely wired! #

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Fetch goes high-tech

Apr 13 2008 Published by under Ramblings

This is great!

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-12

Apr 12 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • driving around with the top down running errands – what an awesome day outside it is today! wow! #
  • @mwlundberg mission burrito is da bomb, yo! ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • @RakeshAgrawal look forward to the feedback on Natuba – we’re trying to make changes faster and faster to keep up with all excitment – Thx! #
  • I think its funny that so many people have resorted to talking about the weather on twitter – its like "small talk blogging"… ๐Ÿ™‚ #

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Whole-house industrial grade water softener – very little pressure loss

Apr 12 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-11

Apr 11 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @jeffdachis isn’t that a song? #
  • @shawnp0wers doesn’t it got a hemi?! ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • @shawnp0wers actually, I should have said "it can haz a HEMI?!" ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • Retweeting @natuba: NEWS FLASH – Natuba now supports direct posting to Twitter! Check it out on your account settings page! #
  • I just finished repairing a 42" LCD TV… sweet! ๐Ÿ˜€ #

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Google Houston Datacenter

Apr 11 2008 Published by under Ramblings

You can check out the (probable) locations of (some) of the Google datacenters here:

Our friends at Royal Pingdom have put together a nifty little map that shows Googleโ€™s various data centers around the world. They say thatโ€ฆ

Google Data Centers Mapped

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-10

Apr 10 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • shopping for camera-mount shotgun mic for Natuba video shoots…looking at simple Audio-Technica AT835b… thoughts? #
  • looks like the AT835b has been replaced with the AT8035 #
  • @shawnp0wers The reviews for the DM-50 are bad on Amazon. But the RODE VideoMic reviews are A+. #
  • @shawnp0wers I read that the DM-50 didnt’ sound that great. The RODE sounds awesome but is too hot of a signal for my PV-GS200 #
  • @shawnp0wers I guess I need to continue my research #
  • @shawnp0wers The AT8035 is what I’d get, but its pricey and I need to buy a shoe-mount and XLR-to-phono adapter which makes it even more $$ #
  • @shawnp0wers why don’t you just get a temp cheapo wired lav mic? – I got one for $30 with a really long cord. then continue researching #
  • d’oh – something happened and now there’s low water pressure in the house. ๐Ÿ™ #
  • the water is back… w00t! #
  • Retweeting @natuba: Natuba is on Facebook! Add the Natuba app to your profile http://apps.facebook.com/mynatuba/. Retweet please! #
  • @dsilverman re: natuba facebook app – no worries… so long as you’re posting pics to Natuba anyways… ๐Ÿ™‚ #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-04-09

Apr 09 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • Disconnected my Verizon EVDO… now using HSPA on AT&T – GSM AT LAST! ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • @Scobleizer we should talk sometime re: rackspace – there are always multiple perspectives. ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • @Scobleizer as a founder of rackspace, and a shareholder I find it interesting that you think my comments are negative… #
  • The generator that Dirk mentions in Scoble’s rackspace video is mine! Too funny! ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • @Scobleizer Rackspace is a very complicated beast… when you make it to houston we can chat over beer. I have lots of stories. ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • @pierre I didn’t know you were a rackspace customer. ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • @dsilverman I’m actually partial to Yia Yia Mary’s over Niko’s… ๐Ÿ™‚ #

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