Category: Mountain biking

  • What is the best project management software for a startup

    Somehow I got roped into a thread on Quora and noticed this item http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-online-project-management-software-for-a-startup Lots of people shilling their Web 2.0 SaaS services for project management but at the end of the day, you have to ask why a startup even needs project management software. I’ve been thru a few startups either as founder or CTO […]

  • Home alone, at work: 6 tips for independent consultants

    A good friend of mine, who was a senior manager at IBM, is now working as a freelance consultant – as he put it: I’m discovering the good (and the bad) of “freelance life” – plenty of free time – but not always when (or where) I want it One of my in-laws has a […]

  • Professional skill sets

    We spent the past week in Tzfat  (Safed) – situated in the northern part of Israel and with a 900meter elevation, the weather is cool and dry and a welcome relief from the humidity and heat of Tel Aviv. We met a couple at dinner one evening – the husband is a retired aerospace software […]

  • Clear and present danger – on a bike.

    Walking down the street this afternoon – I could not believe my eyes. I see this  bike streak by down the main street. A father riding a bike (with a helmet) and baby in back seat (with helmet) – talking on a cell phone. Now That’s Foolish and Dangerous. Tell your friends and colleagues about […]

  • Great achievements involve great risk

    Is it possible to have good kharma in information security – when you’re trying to keep the bad guys off your network (firewall, IPS) and keep the good suff inside (data loss prevention) and maintain good internal security (network surveillance)? I got a Powerpoint slide show in the email this morning from my friend Jeff […]

  • Man – is it hot today!

    This Sunday I have an early morning meeting and I won’t be able to do my planned 5 hour ride. Shucks.  So, I left this morning at 6:00 and climbed the hill thru Mevo Horon to the beginning of the big climb to Neve Ilan, down to Shaar Hagai and thru Derech Nof Dromit thru […]

  • Things they don’t tell programmers

    Today is a rest day from bike riding. I have on my todo list a bunch of F&A items – like expense reports and cleaning out my inbox from old scraps of paper. I found one of those scraps with notes on writing a business plan. Waiting for a flight back to Israel from EWR […]

  • From Modiin to Neve Ilan on a mountain bike

    Two weeks ago, my friend Bob called me up and invited me to a night ride from Park Canada (aka Park Ayalon) to Neve Ilan – I pleaded busy with other things (like preparing the Torah reading for Shabat) but I was actually unsure I could hack it at night. But – just to prove […]