The 4 Mythic Characters of IT

The 4 Mythic Characters of IT Company owners often view IT through the lens of headache cure or damage control. And yes, when you’re dealing with the pain of unstable systems built on outdated equipment, all you want is relief. But when you only look to your IT team for palliative care, you may miss the opportunity to tap some…

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Tech That Subtracts

We aren’t unique in the San Francisco area in that we often struggle with the fact that our lives have become increasingly complex, with constant demands on our attention and time. Sometimes it seems like the speed of life is accelerating every week. There are so many tech products out there that promise to help us become faster, smarter, and…

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Techie Perks in SF

There are always a thousand reasons to appreciate why we live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are just a few of the latest. Living Innovation Zones--High Tech Playgrounds for All The SF Mayor's Office has rolled out a new program that introduces "innovation spaces" throughout the city. These environments showcase creative and high-tech interactive art and are now…

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San Francisco Small Business Resources

A Hidden Gem: San Francisco's Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center If you own your own business in the Bay Area or you're thinking of launching a small business, you may be surprised at just how many resources are available specifically to help you succeed. One of the hidden gems in San Francisco is the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in San Francisco, which is a…

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Thoughts on Persistence

We’ve all been inspired this week by the story of Diana Nyad’s successful swim from Cuba to Florida. Not only was this an extraordinary achievement in terms of distance covered—110 miles in 53 hours, but she swam without the protection of a shark cage. Oh, and by the way, this was Nyad's fifth attempt. At 64 years old, she’s achieved…

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The Agile Family

How Agile is Your Family? The world of software development has influenced many sectors of business, but this is the first time we've heard of someone taking the methods of Agile software development and applying them to raising a family. Take a watch of this video and consider whether you're ready to embrace this concept of the "agile family." Our first…

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Gestural Control for Better Productivity

There's been a lot of buzz about motion-control software that lets you run your computer with physical gestures, swipes, hand motions and more. Clear for Mac has recently announced that they will be integrating Leap Motion technology and enabling gestural control of their popular productivity application. In theory, the Clear desktop experience will better reflect the phone app experience, thereby…

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Upcoming Bay Area Tech Events

It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that when you live in the Bay Area, you have easy access to some of the greatest minds and most innovative projects in the global tech community. Indeed, we live amongst high achievers, and these folks want to share their information, get connected, and start great…

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Cloud Storage Price War Brings Discounts

As reported today in TechCrunch, Amazon and Google seem to be locked into a cloud storage price war. As is the case with such battles, cloud customers stand to win. Today, Google announced it's latest cut, bringing Cloud Storage Pricing to a total markdown of 30%. As the TechCrunch article states: Today, in a somewhat surprising move, Google announced that it…

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The Prospects of Seasteading

Seasteading: A New Kind of Future For all of those of you who have dreamed of a more-perfect future, have you considered the futurist lifestyle of seasteading? Seasteading, sometimes known as floating cities, posits the idea that we may someday create alternative communities out on the oceans. OK, banish the cringe-worthy images of Kevin Costner in the widely lampooned movie…

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