Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @manukumar ever

June 2012

Since all I ever get in snail-mail is junkmail, bills, and notices, I would be very happy to *not* have mail delivered on Saturdays.

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Beautiful Stanford #2 @ The Quad http://t.co/SP87ztNX

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Beautiful Stanford @ The Quad http://t.co/OSRu9lJm

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RT @om: Storms cause power outages, take down Amazon Web Services in Northern Virgina http://t.co/twkXNT5G

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Being denied in various apps and services because of AWS outage. #SinglePointOfFailure

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RT @TechCrunch: Gmail Now Has 425M Users, Google Apps Used By 5M Businesses And 66 Of The Top 100 Unive… http://t.co/H98qHMFT

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Go @Naval! RT @PandoDaily: AngelList Has Transformed Seed Investing — Are Recruiters and Job Boards Next? http://t.co/DVeIaO13

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@sidviswanathan Congrats in advance and hope you have a wonderful trip! :)

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Video of my talk at #MH2012 about The Myth of Overnight Success in the session on Launch and Iterate in Baby Steps http://t.co/VUA45Xtm

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@awmoore no ifs about it. Will swing by as soon as we’re done here. Cc @davemcclure

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At @davemcclure’s house… (@ 500 Startups w/ 3 others) http://t.co/Wm6nYjMN

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A fringe benefit of being a startup founder is that you don’t need to go to a amusement park to ride the roller coaster. #StartingUpIsHard

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RT @timechange: Zimride launched the awesome new Lyft app (like Uber w/ an army of vetted, amazing consumer drivers)
http://t.co/3cdJQGXR

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Amazing to me how the @CardMunch app is sucking post @LinkedIn acquisition, but people still keep raving about it. #SolvingARealProblem

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@johnbiggs lol. I’m not hiring, but my portfolio companies always are! :)

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@johnbiggs that’s because @TechCrunch has strong antibodies :)

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@johnbiggs what hasn’t AOL squandered? RT @TechCrunch: How AOL Squandered WinAmp http://t.co/BkC0R6nu by @johnbiggs

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TechCrunch How AOL Squandered WinAmp http://t.co/inOciPjd by @johnbiggs

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@crissman bizarre quirk, as sending yourself a message should be a normal thing to do. Fixed by adding the account as a “Send Mail As” acct.

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RT @davidsrose: An absolutely fascinating analysis of the Apple retail store experience and its brand interdependence: http://t.co/fySPHSqd

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Is it possible to use a regular expression in the ErrorDocument 404 section of the .htaccess? Want to send the query string to a diff domain

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@HumphreyPL Was emailing from GMail. Resolved by adding the alias as a Send Mail As account to GMail.

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@bipulsinha and “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers” http://t.co/EVs2F63b

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Geting down and dirty with some .htaccess rules. Will probably end up breaking something today. #rusty #OldDogLearningNewTricks

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@mikesibley fixed by adding it as a “Send Mail As” address in gmail

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@Kazanjy GMail alias — fixed by adding it as a “send mail as” account

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Bizarre email issue: When I email myself at an alias, I don’t get the email. When someone else emails me at same alias, comes through fine.

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@robgo I have done those from time to time, but only when ther are no visuals required

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RT @Techmeme: Hands-Off: Microsoft Surface Tablet Review (@dannysullivan / Marketing Land) http://t.co/ri42w6QO

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eesley China eastern airlines got me with this scam. http://t.co/iX03pYsS

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Very impressed by Tesla. Great job all around on product and experience @ Tesla Motors http://t.co/qxGtCxxw

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Model S Test Drive Route @ Tesla Motors http://t.co/J8gVlUsF

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Get Amped @ Tesla @ Tesla Motors http://t.co/TRTcZEzP

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Model S test drive (@ Tesla Motors w/ 8 others) [pic]: http://t.co/CoreftLW

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RT @mhofeditz: Amazing how right he was/is on so many things…leader/visionary… Steve Jobs Death: 20 Best Quotes http://t.co/pvr9ZaGO

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Pogue Shooting for NOVA ScienceNow: Turns out bees don’t sting at ALL when away from their nests—nothing to defend! http://t.co/2ARc9QAS

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RT @Techmeme: Google to launch Amazon, Microsoft cloud rival at Google I/O (@om / GigaOM) http://t.co/fSRT3Yyg

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@awmoore I tried “Note to Self” and it created a note. ‘Email to Self” started an email.

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@avirani BofA does have the best online banking and bill pay that I’ve seen compared to all banks. I use Schwab as well.

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@awmoore Can’t Siri do that already?

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@shaig NYC is rubbing off on you already ;)

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@shaig In case you can pass along the feedback, also let them know that fixed-width fonts went out of fashion in the 90’s :)

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@shaig Statements from that bank are no better. They can’t even send me an electronic statement. Has to be paper. Worse than BofA for that!

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Dear Bank of America, Your new statement format is disgusting and crummy. http://t.co/rUM7JU1Q Worse than what it used to be. cc @BofA_HELP

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Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - The Atlantic http://t.co/Jkd44wFm

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@umangjaipuria Already placed the order online, otherwise you’re right I would have done that already.

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What domain registrar do folks recommend for registering domains under non-US Top Level Domains?

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@pfinette Pretty sure that’s NOT the case here!

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You meant “check your tweets break” for sure? RT @benparr: Twitter wasn’t down. It just went out for a smoking break.

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On hold for over 20 minutes while trying to call a companies *sales* line. That’s a pretty good indication to not do business with this co.

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RT @ZelkovaVC: Successful entrepreneurs get shit done, unsuccessful entrepreneurs talk about getting shit done.

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Enjoyed Mary Meeker’s latest edition of 2012 Internet Trends: http://t.co/iespZBmz “Re-Imagination of Everything” indeed. (Thx @crissman)

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bfeld The software #patent system is killing innovation. I’m joining @EFF in fighting for reform. https://t.co/Lsw16Wmj #patentfail

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Not a fan of open working environments, so good to see this article: From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz http://t.co/zQBanCuJ

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Buying lightbulbs has become much more complicated. {LED/CFL/Halogen/Incandescent} x {Size} x {Base} x {Color Temp} x {Dimmable} #explosion

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@i8joe I think you know of at least one that might work for that ;)

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@i8joe how about some liquid chocolate? ;) (see http://t.co/A3kGMNzJ )

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@gwil So that I can say that to anyone who offers to take me out for coffee ;)

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I don’t drink coffee.

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Fighting for what you believe in isn’t wrong, but not being open-minded enough to question your own beliefs is.

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Running low on midnight oil. http://t.co/GPcN6sJf

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If my kids were old enough, I would absolutely love to attend Stanford Engineering’s (@stanfordeng) E-Day 2012 w/ them: http://t.co/FOuwjjnQ

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“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” :Steven Wright (as mentioned in the email signature from Jack Roseman)

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RT @lucidchart: Introducing a new commenting system and Lucidchart for @Confluence OnDemand - check it out/get started: http://t.co/zqrt9zXV

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In SF feeling handicapped as my phone isn’t getting any data signal. A phone only for calling simply doesn’t do it any more!

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RT @nprnews: Silenced Michigan State Rep To Perform ‘Vagina Monologues’ At State Capitol http://t.co/LXUaXAxY

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RT @robconeybeer: Dieter Ram’s quote “Less, but better” is far more practical than Mies van der Rohe’s quote “Less is more”

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KalPatel Microsoft to Buy Yammer http://t.co/cvEMQV3s

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Dessert! (@ Blush Organic Frozen Yogurt) [pic]: http://t.co/bXcRXJxZ

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@niketdesai agree, I think it needs to be even cheaper to make more people use mass transit. More usage also means more revenue.

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@samtcmu didn’t check since I usually stay don’t spend much time outside Palo Alto! :)

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@tonylucas parking at caltrain. Itself is $4/day, but yes, I agree that parking can make up for the diff.

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@dtunkelang @dbasch though being able to tweet on the train does have it’s appeal! #DontTextAndDrive

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@dtunkelang @dbasch $4/day parking at Caltrain, $7 trip one way. I think owning a car may work out equivalent for daily commutes.

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Tracks North @ Palo Alto Caltrain Station http://t.co/NPlKM77e

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First time on Caltrain since moving to California a decade ago! (@ Palo Alto Caltrain Station) [pic]: http://t.co/tkQduWy3

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Pinterest, Palantir & harsh reality of San Francisco realĀ estate http://t.co/z2BnTugZ

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The new tentative meeting slots feature in Boomerang Calendar http://t.co/QZCkTvBE is simply awesome. Makes me smile. Kudos @baydin!

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@tomiogeron I think bigger point is that too much capital make make the path bumpier, not smoother, and not the best outcome for founders

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@tomiogeron I wasn’t drawing a correlation between massive rounds and lack of success. Ultimately most of these companies get to some exit

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“Words are at best an imperfect means of communication.”

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I know the USPS is in financial trouble, but for me, snail-mail can’t die fast enough. Sending words on paper is ridiculous.

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RT @lawrencecoburn: No more new H1-B visas until Oct 2013. Crushing blow to Silicon Valley, great day for other countries looking for talent

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Not my most cogent blog post, but hope it gets the point across. The Curse of Over-Capitalization http://t.co/6LCVHGBh

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The Curse of Over-Capitalization: the vicious circle of funding and spending http://t.co/6LCVHGBh

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sarahintampa Mobile Money Management App Lemon Launches Digital Wallet, Closes $8 Million Series A http://t.co/yAiYj4l1

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bgurley Crushed by Android, one suspects @tomtom relaxed their pricing requirement of per unit fees for turn-by-turn to Apple. http://t.co/Cgz4ctwS

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RT @sbb: Taxi medallion systems hurt both passengers and drivers. Who would have thought? http://t.co/fHZkd4i1

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Meebo Gets The Classic Google Acq-hire Treatment: Most Products To Shut Down Soon http://t.co/5hQnnh5d via @TechCrunch

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I think Jonathan Kaplan is on to something here. @ The Melt http://t.co/8aOEmHy2

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RT @occipital: Captured horizons are straighter than ever thanks to quality improvements included in 360 Panorama 4.2. http://t.co/qkcfSXBj

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RT @Techmeme: Microsoft ending consumers’ ability to file class-action suits (@latimeslazarus / Los Angeles… http://t.co/FxPqkBDY

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RT @KalPatel: Visas for entrepreneurs: Where creators are welcome | The Economist http://t.co/XuaqVEKN #in

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Nothing beats the @CarnegieMellon work ethic @ Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley http://t.co/FqwmYKTa

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A mini-Fence at @CarnegieMellon Silicon Valley @ Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley http://t.co/UVaRgPKe

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RT @Lytro: Meet Lytro’s Founder, Ren Ng, at the SF Apple Store, Thu 6/14 4:30-6:30pm. Will we see you there? Details http://t.co/wR1fr62R

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Will miss Car Talk… RT @nprnews ‘Car Talk’ Guys Are Retiring, But Their Best Stuff Will Be Rebroadcast http://t.co/XaSVoZcL

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Cross-posting to Facebook from Twitter gets a much lower EdgeRank thank posting to Facebook directly. Can any one confirm/corroborate?

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TechCrunch Camera+ Turned Down Acquisitions From Adobe, Google, Twitter; Also Says “F*ck The VCs” http://t.co/mguH9wTG by @ripemp

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@JakeWitherell wow, sorry to hear about Ron Morris.

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@labusque I was never a fan of hired-gun CEOs and would rather see Founders running their companies. Welcome back

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@labusque I was never a fan of hired-gun CEOs and would rather see Founders running their companies. Welcome back.

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Go @labusque! RT @TechCrunch: TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque Takes Back The Reins, Stepping Back Into CEO Role http://t.co/SbSnnHQc

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Very pleased w/ @reachanika’s book selection from the library ;) #GeekDad @ Palo Alto City Library - Main http://t.co/ax9glmdK

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@alexia try http://t.co/43pEOJVj and give your http://t.co/jAusxUwc email address. I’m looking for better solutions too.

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@dvitanov @dropbox did that eventually, but something seems inconsistent when manipulating on the desktop. #NotRocketScience

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@asenkut love it. Agree 100% regarding the boutique approach. See my post from 2008: http://t.co/V4MmmFCB

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@dropbox trying to reorg a folder. Moved files, but some empty folders refuse to get moved/deleted. Any ideas?

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Does @dropbox not use NTP or other time-synchronization protocol to determine what files are newer!?? Seeing some really bizarre behavior!

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Congrats @asenkut! RT @TechCrunch: Another Super Angel Levels Up: Aydin Senkut’s Felicis Ventures Closes $70M http://t.co/j0pTv2PD

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I’m at Dogpatch Wineworks (San Francisco, CA) w/ 4 others http://t.co/yit0vNJq

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Lytro founder Ren Ng wants to make photos an experience http://t.co/wQmdJ2A0 via @CNET

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That Meebo was able to raise $70M baffles me. Google buying it for $100M baffles me even more.

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So much fundraising and M&A activity these days — it feels like the “storm before the calm.”

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RT @TheStreet: Facebook Blunder May Cost Nasdaq $100 Million http://t.co/pmeZoXMw

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@MKRocks as a Dad, ‘blowout’ has a totally different meaning for me these days ;)

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+1 RT @tamccann: if you use Gmail/Gcal - you need Boomerang - http://t.co/oG2m49mC go get it now

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RT @Werner: The most exciting phrase to hear in science, that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’ - Isaac Asimov

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RT @Forbes: 10 Brainteasers To Test Your Mental Sharpness. http://t.co/9JdknRCC

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RT @FastCoDesign: Weird But Genius: Feel Me App Turns Texting Into Touching http://t.co/Ikq7dT6y

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Congrats to @arlofaria on briging Modista http://t.co/w5gwRYUa back to life! (see my blog post for the back-story: http://t.co/cs4pskq9)

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I’m at Sierra Ventures (Menlo Park, CA) http://t.co/Dt9UiNBG

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Catching’ up w/ @joshuamerrill at @tapcanvas (@ AOL First Floor Labs) http://t.co/Ds8j3uh1

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