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Jan 21 | A reflection on Stanford’s AI-class, DB-class

Last quarter I had the opportunity to participate in one of Stanford’s newest education initiatives, db-class and ai-class.

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Jan 6 | The new urban landscape

I had the opportunity to visit the Design With The Other 90% exhibit at the United Nations lobby today and it was a stark reminder about how so much is happening around the world that I must not to lose touch with, and I think one of the more powerful insights I gained was how so many cities around the world are making successful transitions to more efficient people transportation in ways that have so much positive ripple effects.

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Dec 24 | Annotations on the Walled City of Kowloon

About a month ago I came across an interesting article about the walled city of Kowloon, a enclave that had nearly 33,000 inhabitants in an area no more than 6.5 acres.

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Sep 6 | The little computer that could

A history of the Minitel

Few outside of France have heard of Minitel, a remarkable precursor to the Internet that managed to holds its own well into the digital age.

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Mar 21 | Podio Hack Day Wrapup

I decided to spend Sunday indoors at Podio’s new space on 6th street in San Francisco, hacking away at code for a chance to win a ticket to Denmark or a new iPad.

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Jun 24 | The Most Unexpected Game

What with the World Cup fanfare, I thought it’d be interesting to bring this little gem of a story up for your entertainment.
The year was 1994, the location, the sunny island of Trinidad and Tobago.

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May 21 | Impostors in Academia

A flurry of news articles have surfaced regarding the recent revelation that a Harvard student slated to graduate this spring was actually a complete fraud, having fabricated his attendance at MIT, Philips Andover, as well as recommendation letters and SAT scores.

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Mar 22 | The Prius Syndrome

The recent spate of runaway Toyotas makes it all too easy to blame the machine instead of the driver.

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Jan 18 | An Engineer’s Nightmare - Ocean Tower, South Padre Island

Also known as: Faulty Towers, or The Leaning Tower of South Padre Island.
We see this as a great opportunity to get a bargain right now on what will become the finest quality built tower - in the best location - on South Padre Island.

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Jan 11 | The emergence of a new world order

Does the map below strike you in any fashion as odd?

In Japan, this is the typical world map you would find in a standard school textbook.

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