Python has one. Ruby has one. Clojure has one. Now PHP has one too. Boris is PHP’s missing REPL (read-eval-print loop), allowing developers to experiment with PHP code in the terminal in an interactive manner. If you make a mistake, it doesn’t matter, Boris will report the error and stand to attention for further input. PHP is such an embarrassment of a language.
It’s precisely because we lack a new vocabulary to describe this worldview that...– Learning From Los Gatos — The Peer Society — Medium (via fred-wilson) “What do you mean you don’t want to wear the ribbon?!”
I’ve listened to this song so many times....
Mother And Daughter Injured In Boston Bombing Face... →
This story about a mother and daughter injured in the Boston bombing is excellent, but it was tough to listen to on the drive in this morning.
Let's Chat →
I’m holding some open office hours today with some slots open. If you’d like to chat about growth or startups or analytics or product, pick a slot
The Nest Energy Services, as they’re calling the new features, will be available...– Next For Nest: Building Out The Smart Grid, One Home At A Time | Co.Design: business + innovation + design (via iamdanw) The economics of utilities in a few sentences: you would think they like people using more power because that is what they sell. In fact, their cost structure is essentially all...
Who Cares If It's Been Tried Before? →
parislemon: Elad Gil: Some good ideas have a lot of bad implementations before someone comes in and does it well enough to win big. Obvious, and yet, often overlooked. Let alone distribution models. It is surprisingly often we still hear, “If you build it, they will come.” It just isn’t true, and identical implementations can have wildly different outcomes.
Today’s economy is very different. It is based primarily on knowledge and ideas...– Mark Zuckerberg: Immigrants are the key to a knowledge economy It is astonishingly rare to see this idea in the wild, despite how true it is. We live in an era of positive sum and wealth creation, but we think only about getting a slice of a fixed size pie. For example, people talk about the...
I don’t want to jump into things blindly. So I’ve come up with a simple test:...– Should you even be an investor? This is from a new blog post, my first in a while.
Office Hours w/ Ivan Kirigin →
I’m going to start holding open office hours again. It is super fun for me, so lets chat startups, growth, whatever!