1. It Doesn't Matter If There's a Bubble

    There’s a new four letter word in the technology world these days, especially around startups: bubble. David Pollak is a colleague of mine who I deeply respect. We work together on a few different projects, including Lift. Last summer, he had the following conversation on Twitter: Another day, another

    Matt Farmer industry, startups
  2. The Investment Vehicle Consultancy

    Lately I’ve been playing with the idea of a new type of consultancy. Tangental to this idea, there’s been a lot of thoughts around the current state of the technology industry simmering in my head. Particularly following the blog post from Groove about turning down the $5 million

    Matt Farmer industry, startups
  3. Security for a computer on your face

    The following is a quote from a PC Mag article about a security vulnerability that was found in Google Glass. “On the face of it, it’s a really exciting development,” said Rogers. “But the issue is the moment Glass sees a command code it recognizes, it executes it.” With

    Matt Farmer glass, google, industry
  4. PaaS isn't the end-all-to-be-all.

    I ran across this article while browsing on Hacker News that’s suggests the following idea for webapp development: “If you’re not building a PaaS, you should deploy on a PaaS.” I feel the need to point out (because I’m an incredibly opinionated person) that I strongly disagree.

    Matt Farmer industry, paas, server-administration, servers
  5. Steve Jobs and the Signal Bar Disappearing Act

    [![Full Bars! Illustration]( "Full Bars!")]( Credit: Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo There has been much talk recently of the issues with signal reception in Apple’s new golden child, the iPhone 4. Ever since

    Matt Farmer apple, att, industry, iphone, tech
  6. Guest Lectures = Good Teaching Tool

    [![Brantley Coile](]( Coile So Monday my Computer Architecture class got a guest lecture from a guy by the name of Brantley Coile, who was there to talk

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