Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Squrl Lives!

squrlI gave up on my homegrown url-shortening exercise,, about a year and a half ago – it started as an experiment in MVC, which I tried to port to server side js, but lack of time and interest got the better of it.  So I shut it down.

Now, thanks to Pro, is back!  Just too bad I can’t get the cool logo Sean made for me up on the site… :-(

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Hey VCs - if is worth $8 mill, I'll resurrect the dead for pennies

So TechCrunch has the story of raising $2 milionl in funding for a valuation of $8 million (as in 800,000,000 pennies).  Considering the breadth of’s offering (or lack thereof), that is just insane.

If any VC or angel investor is out there desperate to throw money at Web2.0 ideas, I’ll resurrect for, let’s say, $500,000 (or 50,000,000 pennies)…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flying Nuts

My neighbor, Sean Tepper (graphics designer extraordinaire, designer of the logo) forwarded the video below, shot not too far from where I grew up in Norway:

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

Insane. Any one little gust of wind and they'd all be candidates for the Darwin Awards.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

One dead

deadsqurl is down, and will remain so until I gather the inclination and find the time to move it to a new home.  Sorry for the broken links…

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Friday, May 30, 2008

UrlBorg (aka is a TinyUrl/Squrl clone implemented using the Google App Engine.

They beat me to it - I had been thinking of converting Squrl, if but for the heck of it...

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