Hike blogging: 07-17-2017

Hike blogging has been on hiatus for several reasons, including no good pictures, packing up for a short move, too much rain - it's monsoon time now - and I've been getting back to biking as well. But this morning got out at 630 on to the Twin Buttes/Hog Heaven/Hog...

Flash Memory Summit next month

StorageMojo's crack analyst team will be attending next months Flash Memory Summit. The dates are August 8-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Wasn't able to attend last year, but the 2015 summit was the best storage show I'd seen in years. Flash is where the...

The moving target problem

With the news that Toshiba has developed 3D quad-level cell flash with 768Gb die capacity, I'm reminded of the moving target problem. This is a problem whenever a new technology seeks to carve out a piece of an existing technology's market. Typically, a startup seeks...

Why startups fail

A great piece at CB Insights. They collected the failure stories of 101 startups and then broke those failures into 20 categories. Spoiler alert! Here are the top 10 reasons for failure, as compiled by CB Insights. What I find interesting is that 8 of the top 10...

Hike blogging: Devils Creek Road

Taking a vacation from the usual slog in NoAZ. I'm some 60 miles north of Seattle, working on my rain tan. The weatherman claims we'll break 70 degrees sometime during my visit, but I'm not counting on it. Occasional patches of blue sky remind me of what is possible,...