Python Performance Optimization – 3 Ways to make Python go Vroooom
I love making existing code run faster. There’s something incredibly satisfying about taking code and optimizing it to get the same results, but a lot faster. When I was getting my Masters degree I took a deep dive into processor-level optimization and what I learned blew my mind. Now, fast-forward over a decade later and [R... - 16 hr 59 min ago
Virtual Reality – Not Just For Gaming
Three weeks ago I bought the Oculus Rift DK2, not just because I think it’s cool (which I do) but because I honestly believe computer monitors are going to look like ancient technology ten years from now. If there is one word I could use to describe the virtual reality experience it would be immersive. […] - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 19:39
My first impressions of
When it comes to investing, I still invest most of my money in domain names, they have always provided the best return and I don’t see stocks, bonds, or real estate beating them anytime soon, at least for me. This may have to do with the fact that I’ve spent the last seven years investing […] - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 22:4
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Fashion Metric Featured As One Of The Top 50 Startups To Watch In Austin In 2015
I’m a bit late on this one but someone just sent me an email congratulating me on Fashion Metric being listed as one of the top 50 startups to watch in Austin in 2015 by We’re in very good company with some incredible Austin startups on the list many of which we’ve either crossed […] - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 19:22
Weekend Musings + Getting Better At Saying “No”
Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. Right now I’m sitting in our office in downtown Austin working away. I’ve always found that Sundays are a great day to get work done with minimal interruptions and today has been no exception. I absolutely love what we are doing and wake-up so excited about […] - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 19:46
Welcoming Bob McGough to
As many of you know my life has changed a lot over the last two years. The biggest change without a doubt was leaving my domain business and putting my full time focus on Fashion Metric, the startup founded by Daina and myself. It has been an incredible journey and one that I find consumes […] - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 8:23
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Is Austin In Housing A Bubble? Comparing Austin To Los Angeles
When we moved to Austin everyone told us that this was one of the last accessible real estate markets in a major US city. After almost a year in the city I can tell you, those days are gone if you want to live in downtown Austin. Sure, you can live 30-45 minutes outside of […] - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:47
Owner of has amassed over 1,000 Domain Names To Grow His Business
Larry Myler wrote a piece today on Forbes, the article profiled Dan Boaz who has purchased over 1000 transportation related domains to help grow his business. Dan owns a very nice two word that is the flagship name for his business. It is a nice look at how one non traditional domain investor, […] - Monday, February 23, 2015 - 19:13
Weekend Musings + My Thoughts On The 2015 Oscars
Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my weekend musings. This Sunday is a special one, tonight is The Oscars (formerly known as The Academy Awards), a day where actors, directors, producers, writers, and all the other incredibly creative people that are part of the filmmaking experience are celebrated. This year we are the most behind ... - Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 11:26
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Fashion Metric Featured in Dataconomy
I couldn’t think of a more exciting way to start a Friday than seeing Fashion Metric featured in one of the top big data publications in the world, Dataconomy. In the article titled, The Data-Driven Future Of Fashion Daina talks about the intersection of technology and fashion and how Fashion Metric is using mathematical algori... - Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:51
Want to learn Python Flask? Here’s Five Places To Get Started (Updated for 2015)
So I used to be a low-level programmer, in fact that’s what I spent most of my time doing while I was at CMU. I did wild and crazy things like optimizing C code in assembly and making sure that code was not just re-factored but optimized for the specific processor we were using. Now […] - Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 22:2
Want Start Up Success ? Have Great Timing and a good Name
Max Nisen wrote an interesting piece on Quartz today, it looked at Start Ups and the value of good timing and picking a good name. The article delves into research from MIT and some of the datasets they used to determine patterns and trends for success. Figuring out which companies are likely to succeed is one […] - Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:19
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Why do most static hosting companies fail?
Yesterday I was looking-into different static website hosting options and what I discovered was pretty surprising. Just about every static hosting company that was recommended in articles online over the last few years has gone the way of the dodo bird. Here’s a quick look at a few attempts at static hosting that were popular f... - Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 8:48
A few thoughts on Augmented & Virtual Reality
As a startup co-founder I’m always trying my best to live in a fully formed future. This is what John MacFarlane, the co-founder and CEO of Sonos used to always say and it’s stuck with me. It can be easy to look what’s right in front of your face without paying attention to where things […] - Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:23
Weekend Musings – Is Virtual Reality Coming Or Is It Already Here?
Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. First things first I hope all of you had a great Valentines Day and a good chance to spend some time with the love in your life. It was a beautiful day in Austin, here’s a photo I took a few blocks from our apartment while […] - Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:58
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A look at the man and his company who beat out Google for Dot Blog
Kieren McCarthy published an article on The Register profiling the winner of the new .blog extension. I think .blog is going to be one of the more successful new gtlds when all is said and done. With the price of $30million it is going to have its work cut out it for it. You have […] - Friday, February 13, 2015 - 19:21
Over the last two years I’ve learned a lot about the power of focus. Rewind three years ago and I was a guy who had a lot of “projects” going on all the time. When people asked what I did I would usually say, “My full time job is at Sonos but I also run […] - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:7
Which do you use more? Instagram or Facebook?
Recently I’ve been trying to become more active on Instagram (follow me on Instagram) and honestly I’m starting to get it, however the fact that it has taken me this long is making me feel old. So it’s no secret that Instagram has taken-off in a major way and Facebook is starting to be known […] - Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 23:18
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Weekend Musings
Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my weekend musings. This weekend, like last weekend, we spent most of our time working on getting our new office setup. Saturday started with a trip to Home Depot to buy shower board which surprisingly can be used as whiteboards for a fraction of the cost.   One thing we’ve learned [̷... - Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 21:50
Which keywords led to the most click-to-calls from mobile search ads ? Marchex Releases Call Anal...
Venture Beat is out with a story this morning on Marchex (MCHX: Nasdaq) as they unveil a keyword tool that will show marketers which keywords are most popular for click to call in ads. They also put out a video which I have included below.  From the article: Today, mobile ad tech company Marchex is […] - Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:33
One of my all-time favorite Mondays…and here’s why
Today was an incredibly busy and intense day, but also one I really enjoyed and will always remember. First, it was our first full day in our brand new office (see below) It was also our very first board meeting which was intense but also a lot of fun, we have a great board and great […] - Monday, February 2, 2015 - 23:9
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Weekend Musings
Hello, Happy Sunday and welcome to my weekend musings! Its been a while since I’ve written a weekend musing but every single week without fail a few readers email me and say, “hey, why no weekend musings!” so I’ve decided to start them back up again. I’m also going to be writing a new article […] - Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:57
My first impressions of Ello
You’ve heard of Ello right? It’s a startup with a similar founding story to Craiglist, a cool product that friends were using to stay connected that got so popular before they knew it everyone wanted in. Unlike Craigslist Ello went the funding route which means they are able to grow faster than they would organically, [&#... - Friday, January 30, 2015 - 19:54
Techstars Alum Bench Raises $7M Series A Round
So it’s pretty rare that a day goes by that Techstars or a Techstars company isn’t in the news. Yesterday Techstars announced a new $150M fund called Techstars Ventures and today alumni raised a $7M Series A round led by Altos Ventures. Bench is disrupting a space that has been in long need of disruption, […... - Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 20:4
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The great debate – Single vs. Multi-Tenant SaaS
It’s a debate that has been going on for a long time and like most debates there’s no silver bullet that will work for everyone. While SaaS giants like Salesforce run on a pure multi-tenant model, we live in a world where spinning up a new “server” can happen in less than a minute and […] - Friday, January 23, 2015 - 18:55

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