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Best. Farewell Note. Ever.

From an amazing person whom I have worked with. He embraces politically incorrect in a whole new way, and sets the standard high for all of us. Greetings all, I will be coming in today for TRULY my final day, winding up what has been a wonderful, albeit short lived career with some of my favorite people who have touched me (see: {Employee name redacted}) in ways (and places) I never thought I could be touched. Being that I am bad with names, I would like to express my gratitude toward the Korean guy, the Hispanic girl, the beautiful young old woman, the hunky too-good-looking-to-be-hetero guy (see:{Employee Name Redacted}), the smart guy who I am pretty sure is Jewish, the over achieving 29 year old mom from San Jose, the blond with wet hair, the ladies in sales and the "Gays" and "Nerds" (I don't like to typecast; think of it more as profiling). A special shout out to { Employee Name Redacted} who has my final paycheck, and to { Employee Name Redacted}  who

Location Based Deals Have Some Work To Do

I'm a big proponent of Foursquare and other location based services. Recently, many have started adding deals to their services by incorporating other companies and services. A good example? JetBlue awarding JetBlue points for checking in on Facebook to their "official" JetBlue locations at the airport. But Foursquare keeps trying, and recently they upped the ante by partnering with Groupon to feature their deals. However, they still have some work to do. For example, Foursquare will often prompt you to add "to do's" for places: essentially, bookmarks. Ok, fair enough. A while ago, I added a To-Do for a sushi place folks told me might be good. Now, at this point, Foursquare has the info: I want to go there. And, the other day, I fired up Foursquare and saw this: All good, right? I click through, and I see: Now, what, you are asking, is the problem? Well, look at the time at the top: it's 9:46 PM. Now, look at the bottom: "Must present between

Best Reason To Use Android

I always try to keep myself out of the canonical debates on OS. Mac Vs. PC? I used to head up the largest Mac user group in the world, but today I prefer Windows 7. Palm Vs. Anything? I was a Palm guy, all the way, but as soon as iOS hit, I gladly jumped ship. Today, it's all about iOS vs. Android. I won't get into the debate, but suffice it to say, there are good points on both. Me, I come down on iOS, but I just picked up an Android tablet (more on that in another post), to be sure I haven't been missing out, or maybe see the other side. Through all of that, however, the best argument I have seen for using Android on your mobile phone was made by this article from Ars Technica . Someone lost their phone; it happens all the time. Sure, there's software that you can install ("apps," for those new to this arena) that, when installed before you lose it, helps you to track your phone down. What happens if you had not yet installed that software, through? Out o