12:03am local time, landed safely at OAK after a few days in Chicago.
Congratulations to my brother Jordan on hitting the one year mark!
Good advice from Paul Graham: “Worry most about how to make something people want. If you’re building anything good enough to copy, you’re way ahead.” Side note, I found this post on FuzzyBlog at the end of a chain of hyperlinks. Interesting what we each picked out from the original post. I agree with Scott that implementation is critical, but I don’t agree that ideas are easy, at least not ideas that have been thought through to the point where you could actually build them. Making something people really want means getting outside of your own head, and that’s pretty hard for most of us. I’d riff on Paul’s post by saying that mastery of implementation — stuff like identifying the substrates on which to build, scoping, dependencies and schedule — is sort of like getting a black belt in karate. It’s an achievement in one sense, but more significantly, it’s a gateway to greater things.
Matt Mullenweg: “It gives you a newfound appreciation for those nice Nigerian banking folks, who gave you attention before you were ‘big’.”
Holy crap, Jim’s Big Ego are on the PMN. That’s so cool.
Bill Ives comments on Wikipedia, “negotiated truth” and the term “Web 2.0”.
The SF Chronicle has an interesting piece on the ups and downs of South Park, the San Francisco neighborhood that PodShow calls home.