“I felt the relief of being known”

I’ve been reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore for a work book club. It’s the first novel I’ve read in a while that showed people like me. It’s based at a bookstore in San Francisco and involves programmers, VCs, graphic designers, website managers, and the future of human immortality. A few weeks before starting Mr. Penumbra’s I was thinking […]

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Can I use the power law distribution predict where an egg came from?

One of the core questions I need to answer before I build my Source app is whether tracing source-countries rather than supply chains is an accurate way to guess where a given object came from.  This is a novel approach. Most of the other folks working on global supply chains focus on corporate transparency (see […]

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Symptoms of a well-networked conference (#14NTC and #14NTCtest)

I’m enjoying my second day at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. I’m used to pure technology conferences–the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is always inspiring–but like the mix of comms, IT, and fundraising folks. As usual, I have also been live-tweeting my sessions. Sometimes the #tags for a conference session is pretty dead, sometimes […]

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“Royals” and working at a nonprofit (#14NTC)

I listening to “Royals” on a loop right now (particularly this version) after a day at the Nonprofit Technology Conference and thinking through an itty-bitty epiphany. The first fifteen or fifty times that I listened to “Royals” I just heard the chorus, and it sounded like another sing-about-money-to-get-money pop piece, albeit with a lush alto voice crying […]

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