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First Home-Built Computer!

First Home-Built Computer!

Tweet Overview: This post is mainly designed to encourage those who might be looking to build a fairly high end computer, but have never done it themselves.  I believe that buying a computer these days is one of the best ways you can invest in yourself and buy a real asset (Thanks Guy Kawasaki: Rich Dad, Poor Dad).  For those of you who hesitate, it’s not TOO difficult to build your ...

The Meaning of Life?

The Meaning of Life?

Tweet Responses 1, 2, 3: Which Will You Choose? In lieu of my second life birth as Alyosha Runner, a first bloody nose while playing ultimate frisbee, and finishing up my master’s thesis, I’ve been contemplating the meaning of life.  I doubt that I could have actually found THE meaning, but here’s an option.  You will certainly understand a LOT about me if you understand t...

Changing and Developing Life Values

Changing and Developing Life Values

Tweet I haven’t updated in a long time, so here’s the newsletter for 2008.  I’m not planning on expanding this blog much since I’m planning on developing communities around my Ornithopters Blog, Ornithopters Network, UFLMAE Network and Hawthorne Reserve Network.   However, I do hope to keep a record of what was going on with me personally so in 30 years I and/or my ...

Starting an ornithopter community

Starting an ornithopter community

Tweet This website has been great as an information accumulator, but it does not provide as much interaction as I’d like the ornithopter research community (i.e. YOU!) to be able to have.  In addition, trying to make it a community tool limits how much I can use it personally.  As a result I set up a social network for ornithopters research at Ning. How Ornithopters.ning.com Can Help ...

TechCrunch50 Day 3

TechCrunch50 Day 3

Tweet Here are my favorites: Rich Media: VideoSurf offered a great demo to automatically tag your videos and share with everyone but Bojam stole the session as an AWESOME tool for musicians collaborate from around the world (both recording and learning from experts).  I CANNOT WAIT to see some of the music that comes from this site! Games: I’m a big proponent of engaging the real world...

TechCrunch50 Day 2

TechCrunch50 Day 2

Tweet Day 2: Collaboration: Popego: great interface to find information that really interests you online. Finance & Statistics: (all were studs) Emerginvest (ID places to invest in emerging markets) and iCharts (put interactive graphs in pdfs and ppts!) stand out as revolutionary Mobile: Tonchidot: you are going to be hearing about this company who brought the internet to the real world...

TechCrunch50 Day 1

TechCrunch50 Day 1

Tweet Brilliantly innovative companies and those hoping to find a niche are swirling around at TechCrunch50, which I’ve been given the privilege to attend.  Thanks to Mint.com for rewarding my storytelling with a pass to TechCrunch50.  Here’s my favorites so far (from a user’s perspective without regard to moneymaking potential): Youth and Entertainment: Hangout.net had a g...