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Why we built Lookmark

Lookmark is the best way to read, share, and discover the Web. Here's why I built it (cross-posted from the Lookmark blog).
September 28, 2012

The joy of code

The Age of Big Data approaches. How to learn how to code (and maybe even enjoy it).
April 12, 2012

Starting up again

It's been almost five years since my last startup; the excitement of starting a new company.
March 26, 2012

10,000 steps to better health

You make what you measure, so measure your health. My review of the Fitbit.
February 24, 2012

Don't put your career in stealth mode

I spent most of the last four years writing code, but almost nobody knows it. Don't make the same mistake.
February 16, 2012

Writing about loss

The difficulty of writing well about death; a review of William Maxwell's So Long, See You Tomorrow.
February 10, 2012

The death of the master builder

Ever-increasing complexity has outpaced the abilities of individuals in many fields, but not in software. A review of "The Checklist Manifesto."
January 26, 2012

We had grandma for Christmas dinner

Why is it so hard to find good jokes on the Internet?
January 20, 2012

Great reads: Uncommon Carriers

John McPhee writes from behind the scenes of commerce.
January 17, 2012

Great reads: The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes on memory and the passage of time.
January 10, 2012

6 Reasons to Move to New York City

New York is a great place to start your next startup.
January 05, 2012

Great reads: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman on behavioral economics and predictable irrationality.
December 28, 2011

Talent is the limiting factor in startup growth

It's easier to start a company but much harder to hire employees.
December 12, 2011

Long-term thinking

Jeff Bezos on company vision and long-term thinking.
November 15, 2011

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Email Delivery, Part 3

Working with email providers to improve delivery.
January 07, 2009

Alice Munro

A passage from The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro.
December 09, 2008

Home

A short excerpt from Marilynne Robinson's new novel, Home.
October 25, 2008

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Email Delivery, Part 2

Getting past spam filters, part 2 -- DNS–based antispam measures.
October 23, 2008

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Email Delivery, Part 1

The long, difficult road to the inbox; first post in a series explaining how to improve email delivery.
October 18, 2008

Blogging, Again

My short re-introduction to blogging.
October 15, 2008

Being "well-adjusted"

David Foster Wallace's amazing commencement speech at Kenyon in 2005 is full of insights.
October 11, 2008