As hardware become cheaper and more powerful, everyday objects are starting to get smarter. Air conditioners, lights, scales, even your dog is now connected to the cloud. In a Star Trek future the objects in your life will know who you are and react to your intentions. At StartupGiraffe we’re really interested in the
Two years ago we were late on delivering a project, and one of the developers came up to me and told me his launch-critical piece of functionality was delayed… again. Blame it on fatigue (I’d been up for about 30 hours) and inexperience but I made a critical mistake. I got angry. I yelled for
After leaving India and spending an insanely awesome month decompressing on the beaches of Thailand, I’m officially back in New York. The first thing I noticed is that in the two years I was gone, things didn’t really change that much. My family and friends are all still goin’ strong, the same guys are still
I’ve been playing Fantasy Football for the last 8 years and absolutely love it. For those who don’t know how it works: you join a league with your friends, draft real players, and accumulate points based on how the players do in real life. Each week you match up against one of your friends,
Each summer my buddies from college all get together and spend a few days being debaucherous. We unanimously agree on a host and it’s up to them to ensure a good time. Previous trips included such exotic locations as, the Jersey shore, Cape Cod, Vegas, a trailer park in Mexico and Lake of the Ozarks.
While staying up all-night in your mom’s basement, battling magical orcs and pounding Cheetos sounds awesome to some people: most of us would rather meet up with friends and do fun stuff in the real-world. Virtual worlds are dying. Instead, we use status updates and check-ins to show off how awesome our first lives are:
Last weekend I gave a short talk as part of the inaugural meeting of IgniteMumbai. It was a really fun experience, the organizers did a great job and the crowd was really into it. The talk was short, but the format made it difficult: 20 slides, 15 seconds apiece, slides automatically rotate. Not much room
It’s been a busy month, I had a few friends come in from US and we took a much needed week off to go to Goa and Kerala. It was my third time to Goa since I’ve been here and I feel pretty comfortable there. I know my way around, I can recommend some good
Today is Holi and a buddy of mine from work was nice enough to invite us over to celebrate. The city looked like some bizarro war, there were gangs of kids running around pelting people with water balloons and colors. There’s not much to say other then it was a great time,and I’m still purple.
So I’ve been in Mumbai for about 3 months now. They say it takes that long to acclimate to a new job, I think the same can be said about getting used to a new place. Surprisingly, I’ve started to feel at home here. A lot of things that bothered me when I first moved