Here’s a very cool site with an interactive map of the nearby stars. http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/
You may need Chrome to view it. But the very best part is this line that appears in the help:
Warning: Scientific accuracy is not guaranteed. Please do not use this visualization for interstellar navigation.
Happy New Year!
Without (much) preamble, let’s fire up the Blog Engines for our first survey of hiring at smaller tech companies in the year Twenty Hundred and Thirteen: Continue reading
The new OS rocks. For the first time in about 15 years, Microsoft has invented something really good that wasn’t just a copycat. (I include Xbox as a copycat).
They’ve done first what was inevitable…a way to marry touchscreen computing with PC computing into something intuitive and elegant. They also have switched the focus from “software programs” to “subject matter”. The Messaging tile can bring together all the different providers. Same with People, Music, etc.
I think Microsoft is going… Continue reading
Yes, that’s a picture of Oprah Winfrey—though not super recent. What’s she doing in a blog that talks about tech and digital media in Southern California? Tech and digital media companies like all others are collections of different personalities and that’s one of our favorite topics here at Pivotal Points. Darn near every American recognizes Oprah and has a quick understanding of who she is and what kind of person she is. She’s a prototypical Idealist, more specifically a… Continue reading
Think tech in LA is just about bad Internet TV? Think again! There’s some cool stuff being invented here, according to Ben Kuo. Continue reading
The latest edition of our periodic look at hiring in our Southern California neighborhood: Continue reading