• Here’s a small way to start building your resistance to Y Combinator rejections

    Here’s a small way to start building your resistance to Y Combinator rejections

    Who loves a good niche? We sure as hell do. And we also love niche products that address those niche problems — especially tech niches. So here we are, with Today in Good Niche Things. This time it’s a small little thing on the internet that sends you a rejection letter from Y Combinator before you even had a chance to apply to Y Combinator. It, instead, will send you a… Read More

  • It is finished: I'm iPhone-less

    This used to be me. Not the guy in the sweater, but the guy with the bag. But I wasn’t Asian. Nor did I wear a sexy t-shirt/button-down ensemble. This is the saddest day of my adult life. In preparation for the iPhone 3G (“The same, only with 3G”), I’ve given up my iPhone to a relative in far off Poland. I swapped out my SIM card, placed it into a Nokia N95 8GB, and… Read More

  • Anti-energy drink movement makes me sad

    When Aerosmith released a chart-topper called Livin’ on the Edge back in 1993, the opening phrase “There’s something wrong in the world today, I don’t know what it is…” sung by Steven Tyler would have sounded far different had the song been written today. This is what’s wrong with the world today; an anti-energy drink. Why? Why? Why? I’m not going… Read More

  • Sad clown: No cross transmission

    So maybe everything isn’t totally rosy in Leopard world. Apple promised we’d be able to sync notes from our iPhones to but it turns out this is impossible. The new has a sort of “Note to self” feature which is actually an email generated to look and act like a little note. The notes appear in your mailbox as a mail message, provided you’re not… Read More