Ryon Nixon

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The Best and Easiest Grilling Recipe Ever - Santa Maria Tri-Tip

As a kid, I helped prepare this dish for thousands of people. My dad had a welder create a huge diamond-plated pit that fit neatly inside the back of …

The uncomfortable difference between being a founder and an employer

It's a common gripe about tech blogs: They spend so much time focusing launches and exits that they don't write much about the stuff in between. And …

Pando

In my previous post I laid out some dos and don’ts for board meeting attendees. In this post I’ll describe best practices that help enable the board …

The dream and the myth of the paperless city

When Rahm Emanuel took office as Mayor of Chicago in 2011, he asked his constituents for advice. What should he change about Chicago’s notoriously opaque government? How should he balance the budget? Which technologies should he embrace? He would take suggestions on a free, public website so that …

Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body hackers

Shawn Sarver took a deep breath and stared at the bottle of Listerine on the counter. “A minty fresh feeling for your mouth... cures bad breath,” he repeated to himself, as the scalpel sliced open his ring finger. His left arm was stretched out on the operating table, his sleeve rolled up past the …

For Amusement Only: the life and death of the American arcade

If you’ve never been inside a “real” arcade, it could be hard to distinguish one from say, oh, a Dave & Buster’s. Authenticity is a hard nut to crack, but there are a few hallmarks of the video game arcade of days gone by: first, they have video games. Lots and lots of video games, and (usually) …

The one reason a Facebook phone would make sense

So Facebook is reportedly about to unveil a phone, built by struggling Taiwanese handset maker HTC, that has been modified to put Facebook and its various services in the foreground. Facebook has been working on this for years.<p>The business case for both companies is clear, in theory. Facebook wants …

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Proving Greenspan Wrong Shows Why Rey Became Worthy to Bernanke

Helene Rey made a side trip on her way to the hospital to give birth to her daughter in September 2006: She stopped off at the main office of London …