Not Not Start a Startup? Not?

"If you took a nap in your office in a big company, it would seem unprofessional. But if you're starting a startup and you fall asleep in the middle of the day, your cofounders will just assume you were tired." Paul Graham in his latest essay "Why to Not Not Start a Startup"


BinNavi in action

Although I've written large chunks of this software I'm not a typical user of it (i.e. I'm usually producing my own bugs instead of taking someone else's apart in binary code). All the more interesting to see what kind of (freaky I might add) stuff folks pull off with it. Ero published a nice article where he shows some debugging work, stringing together a PE executable with a hex editor of all things!


beauty in the asphalt age

A couple of "human flowers" - highway interchanges viewed from above. The last one is from the movie "Alpha Dog". More in the "Museum of Ridiculous Highway Design". Apparently abominations like these are but a small sacrifice for "personal freedom"...


sexually satisfied chickens

Today he missed the rising sun by three hours. He met his day in the shower, washing his hair with shampoo that was guaranteed to have never been put in a bunny's eyes and from which ten percent of the profits went to save the whales. He lathered his face with shaving cream free of chlorofluorocarbons, thereby saving the ozone layer. He breakfasted on fertile eggs laid by sexually satisfied chickens that were allowed to range while listening to Brahms, and muffins made with pesticide-free grain, so no eagle-egg shells were weakened by his thoughtless consumption. He scrambled the eggs in margarine free of tropical oils, thus preserving the rain forest, and he added milk from a carton made of recycled paper and shipped from a small family farm. By the time he finished his second cup of coffee, which would presumably help to educate the children of a poor peasant farmer named Juan Valdez, Sam was on the verge of congratulating himself for single-handedly saving the planet just by getting up in the morning. He would have been surprised, however, if someone had told him that it had been two years since he had set foot on unpaved ground. - Christopher Moore, Coyote Blue.