I slept at work again last night; two and a half hours curled up in a quilt underneath my desk, from 11am to 1:30pm or so. That was when I woke up with a start, realizing that I was late for a meeting…But it was no big deal, we just had the meeting later. It’s hard for someone to hold it against you when you miss a meeting because you’ve been at work so long that you’ve passed out from exhaustion.
Ben Horowitz is the co-founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and has invested in Twitter, Skype, and Facebook, among other top companies. In a 2009 talk, here’s what he has to say about what it’s really like to start a tech company. Watch the whole thing, especially for the part about his conversation with Michael Jackson on a specific moment in the movie “The Wiz”. (via Ben Horowitz Discusses Starting A Tech Company)
Reblogging to watch tomorrow.
Request for Startups: Kill Hollywood. (ycombinator.com)
One Story of Nikola Tesla (flyingmoose.org)
Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France (washingtonpost.com)
Send Them Your Money: A Campaign to Send The RIAA/MPAA Billions (sendthemyourmoney.com)
Fluid windows (toki-woki.net)
How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big Budget Flick (wired.com)
great read about one software manual writer that posted a story on reddit and is now working as a hollywood screenwriter. Rome Sweet Rome, a story based on the question “Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU [Marine Expeditionary Unit]?”.
Kim Dotcom: The US Government is Wrong, Here’s Why (torrentfreak.com)