Brett Domino Trio made a song about me! Also a bunch of other people.

I know that not many folks who read my blog care about this but me, but one of my favorite YouTube artists is Brett Domino Trio, and they have an album coming out soon. I impulsively supported it via Kickstarter after a late night YouTube session with Jacob, and was...

Let’s vote FOR a candidate, for a change.

Hey. I’ve been trying to tone down my political commentary this year in my public timeline and blog posts this year. Not sure how well I’m succeeding at that, but I feel like I have to say something that isn’t a joke or meme after this last debate.  ...

Ask Doctor Bitcoin: What Makes Ripple a Unique Blockchain Technology?

Kevin Rose, founder of the famous Web 2.0 startups Digg and Rev3 Networks recently announced that one of his blockchain investments from his tenure at venture partner firm Google Ventures has raised even more money from some particularly unlikely sources: big banking....

Ask Dr. Bitcoin: What is Dollar Cost Averaging?

The typical cryptocurrency enthusiast goes through a few steps as they continue their journey, particularly if they see any early gains with their crypto investments. Initially, they’ll put in some sum of money – usually small – into a cryptocurrency...

Ask Dr. Bitcoin: What does the Bitfinex Heist mean for cryptocurrency?

So last night, as my team was readying itself for one of the most well-attended #BigDNT presentations in memory, my attention was elsewhere, as one of the most precipitous price falls in Bitcoin history was underway. I posted to my Facebook account a quick update at...

Dr. Bitcoin on How to Install the Ethereum Mist wallet.

There’s been some interesting positive movement in the world of Ethereum, both locally in DFW as well as for the larger crypto markets. Just yesterday, Coinbase and GDAX announced support for Ethereum wallets and accounts on their web and mobile wallets –...

YoCoin, a local Dallas-run cryptocurrency.

On Thursday evening, I was invited to give a brief talk at the meetup for a new cryptocurrency, YoCoin. I was first introduced to the group by happen-stance, when two locals from the marketing team for YoCoin came in to make a Bitcoin purchase. I’ve had the good...

Roger Daltrey needs money more than he needs to create.

This morning, a story in Rolling Stone circulated quoting The Who frontman Roger Daltrey as saying he “can’t see [a new Who album] ever happening.” He laid blame squarely on the internet. Daltrey said he and guitarist Pete Townshend have discussed...

A Case for Re-organizing America

A powerful idea in a compelling map While going through my morning reading, I found an interview of Parag Khanna in the Washington Post promoting his new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” a book that points to the inevitable future...

Moving on from SiliconANGLE

Hello, my friends, readers, coworkers and peers. It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper update here, but I wanted to drop everyone a quick note to say that I’ve officially moved on from SiliconANGLE. As many of you noted on LinkedIN, I’ve...

Fadi Chehade to head a new ‘authoritarian’ governance regime.

Fadhe Chehade, former CEO and President of Internet governance body ICANN, has sent ripples through the community following a recent decision to be the frontman a new Chinese government program to franchise their way of managing internet access to the world. Chehade...

Spotify Mix: “Come Back to Dallas.”

I haven’t done one of these in ages. I haven’t done much blogging in ages – at least not on my personal website. Either way, I found myself last night poking around on Wikipedia around the history of various Dallas neighborhoods, and of course the...

Insightful Political Commentary (or not)

This is about the time in the political cycle where everyone gets sucked into talking about the Presidential rat-race. I usually devote my commentary to what the candidates are saying about technology, as politics/tech intersection has been my beat for decades, now. I...

Fallout 4: See you on the other side.

I’m probably not going to be any use to the world until I’m finished playing this game. Watch this stream to monitor my progress / descent into slovenly disorder. Watch live video from actuallyrizzn on...

I guess #gamergate is still going on?

Preface: I love women in general, and my wife in particular. I believe my wife and I to be equal partners in our marriage and life. My hiring practices as an employer show that I routinely put women in positions of authority in my organizations. I believe women to be...

Ellen Pao is a great object lesson for the Dunning-Kruger Effect

There’s a lot of perspectives on if and why Reddit is in its death throes right now (Duncan and Eric at SiliconANGLE have been doing a good job covering the story). I’m personally of the opinion that they bought themselves a stay of execution by releasing...