Band practice

Matt, Chalkers and I hooked up to play some tunes a couple of weekends ago. We were at least as good as the “on the road” years in Zippy’s …

We may have, er, tweaked the sound a little:

… but at least we had some better gear than uni days:

Startup School 2008

So Mike and I were fortunate enough to get an invite to 2008’s startup school, run by the good folks over at Y-Combinator. We piled into the Kresge auditorium over at Stanford with a bunch of other geeks to hear a bunch of great speakers talk tech for the day.

The speakers were all excellent, but the pick of the bunch for me was probably David Heinemeier Hansson who talked at length about how to build a sustainable business, rather than a sexy-for-20-seconds-then-completely-forgotten-about-web2.0-thingymagig. Go see the talk here if you’re into that sort of thing.

It’s hard work running a startup: