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Tag: Uber

Episode One Hundred and Forty Seven: I’m a Barista; More “Valley”; More Uber; They Create Jobs, Don’t They?; Dumb Telcos

0.0 Station Ident This is one of those mornings where I’m ever-so-slightly angry and rage-y, where I’m kind of hammering words out by bashing my keyboard at a good eighty words a minute and there’s some sort of righteous indignation flowing through my fingertips as if I’m a blogger (ha!) anyone would care to listen […]

Episode One Hundred And Forty Six: Not All…; Now Wear This; Uber

0.0 Station Ident Back in Portland, hiding in my corner in the basement writing this, the first time that I haven’t been looking at what’s been happening in Ferguson. Lots of meetings and phone calls, readjusting to being back in the family home, and nosing around websites having a think about strategy and communication using […]

Episode One Hundred and Thirty One: To Serve; Odds

0.0 Station Ident Our car is being ScotchGuarded. I suppose it’s the equivalent of putting a nanofilm of carbon on top of every possible surface in the car so that when it inevitable gets baby vomit or poo on it, it’s easy to wipe off. Materials science! I am sitting in the customer service area […]

Episode One Hundred and Thirty: Seeing; Shallow; Better Taxis

0.0 Station Ident This being Portland, there’s a lot of greenery around, so I’m in the kind of environment that (to my mind at least) prompts a bit of weirdness. Out in the back yard this morning, watering, looking at the plants and they do that *flip* in my head which means they suddenly look […]

Episode One Hundred and Nineteen: Bridj Laziness; Deciding In Public; Terrible Tools

0.0 Station Ident Leaving drinks with ex-colleagues this evening, fitting toddler-escape-prevention bars to windows this afternoon. Where: fries and a Diet Coke at Tilt, melting in the sun. 1.0 Bridj Laziness Outrage of the day came late, courtesy of Bridj[1], a startup based in Boston, Massachusetts, that promises “[b]etter transit. For everyone.” which is strike […]