Starfish

change is like an adrift starfish. a floating starfish seems free. to the starfish it’s agony other wall stuck starfish say, “that starfish is fortunate for the change”. these other starfish are glad they’re not adrift. the moral is never stick to a wall, to avoid the risk the pain of coming unstuck. that’s no way to live. in time the new homed starfish will be fine.... Read More

Personal Metrics Will Increase Your Performance

Some of you might know that some guys and I are building a watch to count laps for swimmers (www.lapview.com). Our small team at Lapview spends lots of time thinking about ways to measure information so athletes can improve performance. Personal metrics makes me think of the android character “Data” from Star Trek (pictured above). Data could sense a person’s blood flow and brea... Read More

Planning Ama Dablam Climb

I am planning a trip to Ama Dablam, 22,349 feet. The year is unclear as I’m still in planning mode. Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp, that’s when I first saw it and was captivated. It’s a gorgeous peak. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge (right skyline in the photo). Climbers typically set up three camps alo... Read More

My Prediction for 2010: Rise of “Micro Mapping”

I was a judge again this year at SJSU’s Neat Ideas Fair. It’s a student innovation contest that is open to the public. Two companies this year addressed a rising trend that I call micro mapping. “Kart Buddy” helps grocery shoppers create a route in the store matching their shopping list and “Airport Buddy” helps travelers navigate airports. I predict this wil... Read More

Everest Summit Day HD

HD footage from “ivegivenallican” (I’ve given all I can). Shows the the three most memorable parts of summit day, those being Hillary Step, South Summit and Everest Summit. I wish it showed the balcony — I have a pretty foggy memory of this spot and it would have been nice to see it again with a fully oxygenated mind. Everest is a different climb than any other mountain cli... Read More

My Email Usage

Shockingly, I write email on average from 6AM to midnight from Monday-Friday. The frequency is highest in the early morning when I am responding to customers and teammates. It dwindles in the afternoons when I take most of my meetings. This dataset is from my corporate email over the last 12 months. I created this report using an Outlook plugin called Xobni (a Cisco investment). This dataset exclu... Read More