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A farewell to Mixx

Almost exactly four years ago, I left AOL to work at Mixx, a tech startup.  I started as VP of engineering and pretty soon became CTO.  That’s less impressive than it sounds, given that my engineering staff consisted at its … Continue reading

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More blogging by me!

I’m going to be occasionally blogging on technical matters on the new Mixx Engine Room blog.  (Mixx is where I work, for those who may not know.)  Those posts are going to be seriously geeky, so don’t be ashamed if … Continue reading

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We’re up!

Well, up in Beta, anyway. After an intense summer of activity, and a crunch mode that has lasted for the last three weeks or so, we’re now sending sign-ups to our private beta.  You do need an invitation, but that’s … Continue reading

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So what is that thing you’re working on?

We’re still in stealth mode, but at least we have something up on the web now.  It’s at: Go look at the pretty picture and imagine the wonderfulness that is coming.  Or give us your email address and we’ll … Continue reading

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Making it up as we go along

In the start-up life, there is no infrastructure, and your opinion on everything matters. Think of all the things that are provided for you in a big company.  There are standard offices, someone buys furniture, internet connectivity is provided, the … Continue reading

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Off to a good start

So yesterday, I’m sitting in an all-day meeting with my fellow starter-uppers to nail down details of how we’re going to work together and what we’re going to build. A lot of requirements discussions, diving deep into the product definition. … Continue reading

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Start of the adventure

After ten years of working at AOL, tomorrow is my last day. I’m joining a start-up as the VP of engineering, something that sounds a little less impressive when you realize that for the next six months at least there … Continue reading

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