Product Management

As a Staff-level Software Engineer, this post by Joel Spolsky best describes my standard of excellence for Product Managers – mostly in terms of the degree of attention to detail and technical aptitude that I would expect from a self-respecting, ambitious Product Manager. Even though Joel is talking about his experience as a Program Manager at Microsoft, most… Continue reading Product Management

The Software Business

I was reminded today of a quote by Bill Gates I had read 6 years ago in then-Sun Microsystem’s just-ex-CEO, Jonathan Schwartz. Here it is: The software business [is] all about building variable revenue streams from a fixed engineering cost base This is from Schwartz’s Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal post, which is also very informative about how Software Patents… Continue reading The Software Business

Acting Classes in Los Angeles

I finally went over my notes today and pulled out all the Los Angeles Acting class recommendations we got from Deb Fink at her Audition Workshop in the SF Acting Academy last year. Here is what I uncovered. Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade – Improv and Sketch Comedy in Fairfax / Hollywood. Beverly Hills Playhouse – acting classes for… Continue reading Acting Classes in Los Angeles

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WordPress on AWS

Introduction I had been running my WordPress blog on a shared hosting account at a shared hosting provider for a while now, when about a month ago I decided to consider alternative solutions. In particular, I wanted to see if I can lower the cost of running my site. Here was my starting point: Web Hosting from shared… Continue reading WordPress on AWS