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I’m sort of weak… March 2, 2007

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Never been a big fan of working out, too much of a geek for that. So when my dad asks me to go to a concert to “protect” my sister, I kind of wonder if he takes into account how weak I am. This quote summarizes it, it was in a conversation with Andrei today

Sam Purtill says: Dude, I’m weaker than a grasshopper
Andrei Ostacie says: you got to serve and protect
Sam Purtill says: The most damage I can do to a person is hack their computers

Ahhh 😀


Writer’s Block has been overcome February 28, 2007

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And I just read great quote #198274182379821 from Ayn Rand

That something happened to you is of no importance to anyone, not even to you. The important thing about you is what you choose to make happen – your values and choices. That which happened by accident – what family you were born into, in what country, and where you went to school – is totally unimportant.


My view on Writing February 27, 2007

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I came across this quote today:

Anybody can say you can’t write. Let no one say you don’t.

This really sums up what I think about writing and blogging for myself. It’s kind of funny, I have been thinking about a post to write about my view on writing in these last few weeks; this said it all in one sentence.

I know I can’t write — I am terrible at it. I have always been an analytical/math kind of guy, but I know that I need to be able to write if I want to have a great job when I get older (i.e., CEO). This is the #1 reason why I have blog, it forces me to write (writing for school just doesn’t help me anymore). And I have found that the more I wrote, the faster I can write. I get better ideas, am able to organize my thoughts much faster, and it just gets easier and easier. The same has been true with me and reading.

I also created a new desktop background, and there are these two quotes on it:

Keep Fighting – Keep Running – Keep the Faith


An inventor is a man who asks “Why?” of the universe and lets nothing stand between the answer and his mind (Ayn Rand)

Ok back to my never ending to-do list 🙂

This has to go under greatest quotes January 4, 2007

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This was one of the comments on a blog post by a friend on Facebook

In the words of the late, great Mother Teresa… “Bitch, you can’t hustle a hussla!”


Ayn Rand December 3, 2006

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Made this quote:

“Even if smog were a risk to human life, we must remember that life in nature, without technology, is wholesale death.”


Everybody has a billion dollar business model… November 18, 2006

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…But everybody overlooks these three things

  1. The idea
    The most important part of any Web 2.0 company
  2. The people making the product
    The second most important part. These are the people that take the idea and make it a reality
  3. The execution
    Marketing, investors, VC, etc… Extremely important

Too bad I can’t take credit for saying this… Gotta give it to Mani

Put this quote in a movie October 21, 2006

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You know me, I always want things yesterday. Things haven’t changed.

Atlas Shrugged quote October 17, 2006

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So far this book is insane. But this is my favorite quote by FAR… EVER. Francisco d’Anconia’s monologue about money being the root of all good

Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he’s evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he’s evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who attempts to purchase the brains of his superiors to serve him, with his money replacing his judgement, ends up by becoming the victim of his inferiors. The men of intelligence desert him, but the cheats and the frauds come flocking to him, drawn by a law which he has not discovered: that no man may be smaller than his money. Is this why you call it evil ?

Today’s word of advice October 13, 2006

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I went to lunch today with Mani and Ashish in downtown Mt View, and while talking about business, Ashish gave a great quote… Apparently from one of his professors at SCU.

 The farther and farther you move away from a keyboard, the more and more money you’re going to make.

Great stuff Ashish… I won’t forget that.

Some great quotes from Warren Buffet September 28, 2006

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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

On public opinion

You’re neither right nor wrong because other people agree with you. You’re right because your facts are right and your reasoning is right – that’s the only thing that makes you right. And if your facts and reasoning are right, you don’t have to worry about anybody else.

On airlines

As of 1992, in fact – though the picture would have improved since then – the money that had been made since the dawn of aviation by all of this country’s airline companies was zero. Absolutely zero.

On gold

It gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.

Um… could this guy be any more of a genius ???