How to get started with Sonos: An In-Depth Guide
So the time has finally come where just about every person I know either already has Sonos or knowns they want it. As an early employee at Sonos (and now a proud shareholder) most of my friends ask me, “What is the best way to get started with Sonos?” I’m pretty sure I’ve answered this […] - 13 hr 16 min ago
Weekend Musings + Hiking in Austin
Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my Weekend Musings. I’ve had a few emails from readers over the last couple of months asking for more photos in my weekend musings posts so I’ll be doing my best to make these posts more visual going forward. The photo above is from a hike that we did […] - Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:32
Learn Python in a Weekend Building a Game and a Robot
I first learned Python in the late 90’s and I can honestly say it was love at first sight. While I spent most of my time in college doing low-level programming and making code run as fast as possible. Still I kept coming back to Python because I always found it was the best language to […] - Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:26
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Why Facebook doesn’t care who bought
It’s 2015 and the world has changed. There might have been a time where brands felt that they needed to own ever .COM associated with everything they do but that ship has sailed, and it’s sailing away faster by the minute as new domain extensions like .CO, .CLUB, .GURU and many more take the spotlight. […] - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 21:52
A few common misconceptions about Cython
I’m a big fan of Python, I’ve said it before and I’ll proudly say it again. At the same time I’m also a big fan of code that runs fast, really fast, which is why I’m a fan of writing high-performance Python code. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about Python Performance […] - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:55
Weekend Musings + An Exclusive Look Inside Sonos’ SXSW House
Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. It has been an incredibly busy week for us and even though SXSW is in town we’ve been heads-down working away. As I mentioned in my last weekend musing our major focus right now is scaling the team and it has been an incredibly interesting, exciting, and […] - Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 13:45
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VC firm wants to give you $50k. All you’ve got to do is come up with their name
Pretty cool story on Fortune about a VC firm looking to give you $50,000 if you come up with the name of their firm. Now understand the $50,000 will be allotted as an investment in their new fund. From the article: Atlas has just launched a new website, in which you can suggest up to […] - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 15:56
Find a Great Name in 2 Steps
“How do I find a domain name for my business?” As a domain investor, webmaster, entrepreneur or product manager, you’ve either heard, wondered or asked this question. Entrepreneurs often want to know the coolest tools available to help them with the naming challenge. They want a really cool name for their business, their products and... - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:54
Morgan’s Top 10 Must-Attend Events At SXSW Interactive 2015
We moved our startup, Fashion Metric to Austin in June of last year and since then I have to say, Austin has impressed me more and more by the day. This will be my first time in Austin for SXSW so I’ve been doing everything I can to maximize my time and the events that we […] - Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 18:43
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FoundersGrid Shares The Top 50 Austin Startups You Absolutely Must Know About
Never a dull moment and always exciting to wake-up and see Fashion Metric featured somewhere else online. This morning when I woke-up I saw that we were listed on FoundersGrid’s list of 50 Austin Startups You Absolutely Must Know About. As many of you know SXSW Interactive starts this Friday and with the Austin startup scene at... - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 16:40
My SXSW Interactive 2015 Guide Comes Out Tomorrow. Here’s how to get your event included!
It is pretty surreal living in Austin as SXSW approaches. This will actually be my very first time at SXSW and given how busy we are with Fashion Metric I don’t think I’ll have time to attend any talks, but I will be going to events on some of the evenings and over the weekend. I […] - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:12
What you should know about what Apple announced today, in less than two minutes
So you missed Apple’s live event today but you keep hearing about cool things that were announced. Don’t worry – as usual I’m here to save you time so you can just get the good stuff and go on with your day. As you all know (or should know by now) I am a huge […] - Monday, March 9, 2015 - 16:7
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Weekend Musings
Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. I’m going to keep this incredibly short (edit: looking back I realized this wasn’t short at all!) since I’ve been working Sundays and I’m still coding as we speak, so the code must go on! Still I like to take a few minutes out of my […] - Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 21:49
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... - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 19:30
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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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