What I saw this week #8: October 18, 2013

I’ve read less on my computer this week than many, many weeks due to travel and busy work getting in the way. So this week might be lighter than others.

Taj Mahal by Dan Rubin
Taj Mahal at sunrise by Dan Rubin.

Our Culture of Exclusion – Ryan Funduk is sick of drink ups. It is nearly impossible to hold a meet up of any kind and not exclude someone. But I do agree with Ryan that having a meet up about a particular technology is not great to do while drinking.

Money and Open Source – Isaacs covers the topic of trying to make a viable business out of supporting open source software pretty well. It isn’t about just be able to release some open source and supporting it on nights and weekends, it is about being able to put something of value out into the world, maintain it, and somehow have it make good business sense to do it. Great article.

iPhone 5S Review: Patagonia – Austin Mann takes a 5S to Patagonia to put it through its paces. Amazing photographs. I think we’re just starting to scratch the surface with what this phone can do. Check out some of my recent shots.

Video: Banksy sells art for $60 and no one notices. If you don’t know who Banksy is all you really need to know is that his/her art can go for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now watch the video.

Some thoughts on startup crowdfunding – Some interesting thoughts from Chris Dixon. Crowdfunding a startup may sound great, and probably will be in some instances, but the way it will all play out and how things will shake out the in end is what is going to be really interesting to watch.

App: Square Cash – You’ve probably seen this already but perhaps you haven’t taken the time to get it yet. Do it. Here’s why; it is absolutely free. If I need to borrow $100 dollars I get $100. Not $96.50 or $97.25. I get $100.

Video: Do Dogs Get Jealous? – Why am I linking to this? Simply because I sorely miss Cesar Millan on TV regularly. He’s a genius with dogs.