Babson requires its two-year MBAs to complete an international component which may take the form of a “significant international experience.” When I heard that one of the options is a semester (three months) abroad in Madrid, Spain I knew I had to take a hard look at it. The Babson Office of International Programs hooked… Continue reading Impressions of the Babson MBA International Component at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain.
I was cruising digg and found an article by Linux.com author Nathan Willis that describes problems with people who desire personal ownership over open source projects. The article made reference to the concept of Cathedral Thinking, which is something I hadn’t heard of before. Some quick searching revealed that this appears to be the result… Continue reading Cathedral Thinking
Radiohead may know music–but they and their management do not know digital downloads. In trying to be artsy, buying In Rainbows was confusing and clunky. When it came time to download, they couldn’t handle the traffic. I found that particularly startling because a band with that kind of IT budget should have been able to… Continue reading New Saul Williams Album Shows Digital Savvy
[Updated 10/31/07, see bottom of post] I had a professor ask me for more information on what made OiNK special and what it was all about. I assembled the following information for him: Why Oink Was Special The community was very tightly controlled: Only albums that had a certain level of audio quality (192kbps+) were… Continue reading What Made OiNK So Special?
I performed a number of upgrades this weekend to help keep my web software up to date. I’m looking at this new media wiki / vBulletin integration called vBwiki Pro and before I tantalize myself with the possibility of adding the software I knew I needed to bring all of my web stuff up to… Continue reading Upgrades For Security, Drupal, WordPress, vBulletin
I’m bringing some G Adsense advertising back to this blog because I’m a student again, and the monthly checks help. Until my mindset changes I’ll include ads in entries I think will be getting a lot of search engine traffic. I dislike web advertising as much as the next person, and for people who read… Continue reading Adsense Textual Advertisements Returning To This Blog
I have been wanting to sync my Outlook 2007 calendar to my Blackberry Curve (8300) since I entered all of my Babson class data earlier in the semester. My Dell D630 came with Windows XP SP2 installed. When I installed the Blackberry Desktop Manager 4.2 SP2 and chose the Connection Options I noticed that the… Continue reading Setting Up Bluetooth Sync in Windows XP Using Blackberry Desktop Manager on a Dell D630
I’m very disappointed with Microsoft Windows Vista and am on the verge of downgrading to Windows XP. I started as an advocate for Vista when I rebuilt my machine in February. However, eight months later it is clear that making the leap was a mistake. Vista presented an enhanced interface where everything looked nicer. This… Continue reading I am Downgrading Vista to Windows XP
I paid 5 pounds plus the transaction fee on October 3rd, pre-ordering the new album. However, I did not receive an email from WASTE (Radiohead’s merch arm) with my activation code. I emailed them and asked what was up, and got an auto reply as follows: “Thank you for your message. Here is some information… Continue reading In Rainbows Delivery Dissapoints
Counting page views as a measurement tool for traffic ranking of websites is out. Average visit length is in. Want a metric? According to Google Analytics, my Dave Matthews Band fan site, Weekly Davespeak had 8,806 visits between July 1st and July 8th. Each visitor averaged six minutes and 27 seconds drifting from one page… Continue reading Three Links: Measuring Page Views, Cloverleaf, and RIM on AT&T/iPhoney