# Monthly Archives: May 2012

## Facebook IPO – Smart Money Slips Up?

The VCs and Zuck’s employees got paid today. But not by me. Here’s one skeptical take. The Facebook IPO has priced at \$38, at the high end of its revised range, representing a market cap of \$108.6B, assuming exercise of … Continue reading

## Back When Everything Was New

Here is a series of photos from 1962, 50 years ago (pretty similar to today I’d say). A similar photo essay from 50 years before that, 1912, would present a much bigger change. From 50 years before THAT, 1862, maybe … Continue reading

## Turing Test as Trojan Horse

Bryan Caplan, I think, coined the “Ideological Turing Test”, which is a neat idea. Tyler Cowen likes it, too. Put me and five random liberal social science Ph.D.s in a chat room.  Let liberal readers ask questions for an hour, … Continue reading

## One Last Pivot

The key question when trying to value Facebook’s stock is: can they find another business model that generates significantly more revenue per user without hurting the user experience?… If they do that, the company is probably worth a lot more … Continue reading

## Wrong On The Internet!

I fell for it. Everyone’s falling for it: Someone’s wrong on the Internet!

## Michael Bloomberg, Javascript Jockey

Here’s Jeff Atwood with some, perhaps needed, pushback on the whole “everyone should learn to code” thing. The final straw for him was Mayor Bloomberg’s recent tweet: Jeff asks: if everyone needs to code, how would coding make the Mayor … Continue reading

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## Excel Min If and Max If Functions

Unfortunately, the only way to do this is with array formulas, which are pretty intimidating beasts. Here is a simple sumif function: =sum(if(((a1=b1:b5)),1,0)) Then hit ctrl+shift+enter (CSE: some call these CSE formulas). See here for more on array formulas. Have … Continue reading

## Knock, Knock

Here’s an interesting article about how the FBI came a-knockin’ on a company’s door one day. Some things that I found interesting: – having the FBI breathing down your neck is incredibly distracting. It’s no wonder companies in countries where … Continue reading