Against Hackathons

Hackathons are how marketing guys wish software were made.
On nineteenth February, Mr. Dave Winner spots on the real matter, again.
To me, hackathons look like those early games we used to play, then,  in our youth, while sitting in the back of the car. A strange kind of pleasure obtained in less than fourteen minutes.
Nothing less far from real love.

Unable to create directory?

You, dearest reader, might make use of the wunderbar WordPress well-know editor - aka CMS - to write things you care about  in your blog.
But, sometimes, somehow, you might receive this message working with fresh installation of the tool:

"unable to write or create var/hosts/www/"

Well, what to do then?

Do not panic. This simple thing in your modified .httaccess file

ifmodule mod_security.c=""
files async-upload.php=""
SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off

 may save your post. Enjoy bloggin'!

Material Minded Online

Your application for credit could be declined not on the basis of your own finances or credit history, but on the basis of aggregate data — what other people whose likes and dislikes are similar to yours have done. If guitar players or divorcing couples are more likely to renege on their credit-card bills, then the fact that you’ve looked at guitar ads or sent an e-mail to a divorce lawyer might cause a data aggregator to classify you as less credit-worthy.
Is Facebook is using you? An interesting article written by Lori B. Andrews for the NYT.
Read it here.

Too Old to Apply?, part 2

Research by Vivek Wadhwa, VP of academics and innovation at Singularity University, and his team found in a survey that the average and median age of the founders of successful U.S. technology businesses (with real revenues) is 39. They found twice as many successful founders over 50 as under 25, and twice as many over 60 as under 20.

In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up, read it here

Segonquart Studio

Note from the Editor: Segonquart Studio task force becomes active again, as we've heard. Website and domain ( ) re-vamped here, and social connections established here and there.

Today, is the second anniversary of the dissolution of the Bespoke design and development büro: Segonquart Studio

 A company I was able to found and manage over the last ten years, in which I had the big pleasure to work and collaborate with brilliant companies and teams of creatives, designers, coders, et al.

Above all, I had the great opportunity to learn. Learn a lot about the world of design, Internet and business in general.

You might want to have a look at this page. A small reminder of what once, in the pre 2.0 world in which we live now, it was a brave adventure.
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