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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Mozilla. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Are we far too male-centric?

Are we far too male centric? Recently I’ve noticed how much wives put up with. From Eugene O’Kelly to Evan Almighty. And that’s just yesterday. It may sound naive but why are we still so very male-centric? Discussion at 9rules.

Viddler + MeToday = iPhone

I didn’t wait in line for an iPhone today. Largely because I’m on a great MyFaves Family Plan at T-Mobile. Oh, and I love my Pearl. But, today I’ve started something I attempted to do back in January: a daily video blog. Why? a) I hate failing and b) my favorite guys at Viddler are having a drawing to win an iPhone. Go get the details here. Watch me every day right here.

I’m worried too…

Danah Boyd has written some awesome papers. Her latest on social class and online social networks came to a good (tangent) point: With the hegemonic teens, I’m very worried about the stress that they’re under, the lack of mobility and healthy opportunities for play and socialization, and the hyper-scheduling and surveillance. I’m worried about their unrealistic expectations for becoming rich and famous, their lack of work ethic after being pampered for so long, and the lack of opportunities that many of them have to even be economically stable let alone better off than their parents. I’m worried about how locking teens indoors coupled with a fast food/junk food advertising machine has resulted in a decrease in health levels across the board which will just get messy as they are increasingly unable to afford health insurance.

What’s in a name?

Andre wrote an interesting article on naming products yesterday. This is where I step in and argue the opposite: names don’t matter.

Can Entrepreneurship be taught?

The question is straight-forward: can entrepreneurship be taught? Unfortunately the answer is neither black nor white. The problem being entrepreneurship is an area that area that requires some expertise, some experience, and sometimes pure luck. Some argue that entrepreneurs have inherit traits that make them more capable of starting a business, producing a good, or executing a service. On the other hand, Entrepreneur magazine says entrepreneurship can most certainly be taught. In fact, they rank the Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges each year demonstrating the academic resources dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship. Can both sides be right?

What are our priorities?

I’ve had a bit more free time lately. I took the summer off (between graduation and my full-time job) and have spent a lot of time playing, relaxing, reading. All the things I didn’t have time for just a few weeks ago. Do you know what you’d do with an extra day of free time? Just one more day each week: how would I spend it?

Noah’s visit

My buddy Noah came out to visit last weekend (as he mentioned). He wasn’t here to see me but he did live on my couch. Here’s a Flickr set documenting the excitement (Chipotle).

Let My People Go Surfing

I just finished one of the best un-business business books by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia: Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman. The book is described as the “long-awaited memoir/manifesto from [the] legendary climber, businessman, and environmentalist…” and the book encompasses one man’s three interrelated world views.

Creating a daily agenda

One of the most useful habits I’ve begun is very simple. It’s helped me accomplish more each day. It’s helped me feel accomplished before I go to bed. The best part about this technique? There are only three steps!

Community Next: Viral Marketing

As you may know, I helped Noah organize a conference in February. Now, Adam is organizing the next Community Next: The premier conference on viral marketing! Learn how to grow your site/business to a millions users and more… The morning sessions will feature panel-style discussion with the afternoon turning to group breakouts.