January 7, 2008
One of my favorite fashion blogs (well actually the only one I really visit) is the The Sartorialist, which is Scott Schuman’s blog. Basically he roams around and takes pictures of people with great fashion. This sort of site is quite trendy at the moment, I’ve been hearing of more and more of them.
A friend of mine, Helena, just told me she’s doing the same thing at Youth League and the Spies. It’s pretty good, check it out.
August 24, 2007
We’ve all been there, there’s a TV commercial or movie trailer with a great song that we love but we can’t for the life of us figure out the song name or artist. Well there’s a site called AdTunes which hosts forums for people to come together and figure out the song names. The members of the forum are extremely friendly as well… check out this exchange of private messages that started just minutes after I joined:
alleycat08: hello…i noticed ur new here and would like 2 introduce myself. i’m allie a.k.a. alleycat08.
Me: Not to be rude, but why?=)
alleycat08: SORRY!!! just makin friends….but whatever
Me: Was a legitimate question, no reason to be offended.
alleycat08: …i’m not… but gosh, how old r u?
Me: I will tell you but why would you like to know?
alleycat08: well u kind of seem bitter and in a bad mood…which is sometimes a sign of aging. and i dont mean 2 offend u whether ur old or young. i’ll tell u my age if u tell me urs.
Me: Bitter? Bad mood?! I gave you a smily face in my first response! I was trying to be friendly yet at the same time discover why you picked me to befriend.
Then you got offended, in a bad mood?
I’m 26, and aging quite well thank you=) (please note smily face)
alleycat08: oh sorry… i just happened to notice u were knew so i thought i’d give ya a buzz…btw can we change the subject now? i dont want us getting off on the wrong foot! …cool?
Me: That’s very neighbourly of you, but I’m not actually into “cybering”… litigation reasons and all… I’ve been hurt in the past…
alleycat08: i understand… sorry if i’m bugging you.:(
Me: Yeah you just never know with the internet, you could be a vivacious 19 year old co-ed at UCLA or you could be a 44 year old data analyst from Ohio – there is just no way of knowing!
alleycat08: well for starters, i’m not a damn co-ed! i’m 17. i could prove it 2 u by showing u a pic of me…but then again – skeptics wouldnt believe me!
Me: That’s a bit young, some might even say illegal. Plus I don’t think my wife and kids would understand.
Yeah I know, I’m an idiot
August 20, 2007
RedEye VC is the blog of Josh Kopelman is a partner at VC firm First Round Capital. This blog is always an interesting read and features indepth looks into how VCs work – ie. what they are looking for, analysis of business models, current trends, and is not afraid to admit a bad call by featuring is woulda coulda shoulda list of startups gone big that he had passed on.
March 13, 2007
Now that I’ve resigned (but still have to work until the end of April), I have more free time to start thinking of my future what I should do next. To that end, I’ve started reading about startups and entrepreneurship while at work and have come across a new site called Startupping. Rather then summarise it myself, read from the site itself:
Startupping is a one-of-a-kind community resource created for Internet entrepreneurs by Internet entrepreneurs. It is a place to share information, ask questions, and tap into the experience of others who have built and are building web businesses. Read blog posts about startup issues, participate in our discussion forums, and view our wiki resources, including sample term sheets and a glossary. For more information about the Startupping site, see our about page.
I’ve taken a look around and there seems to be quite a bit of content for a site that just launched with information on a wide range of topics. I took a look at what they had on financing and valuation (my area of expertise) and it seemed a bit sparse. Once I fully stop working I might see what I can add as the site encourages read contributions, much like Wikipedia.
January 28, 2007
I’ve started adding a bunch of sites to the links section, one in particular which is quite cool is the The Sartorialist. In short its a blog by a GQ columnist which just has pictures of very “stylish” people.