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First Crack #127. A Guitar, Bass, Electric Trumpet, and Bryan Schumann on May 20, 2011 in Bryan Schumann, Minneapolis, MusicBryan Schumann and I talk about composing music, improvising music, and whether the classical guitar pairs better with an upright bass or an electric trumpet. Bryan Schumann’s links: Beznau Music Shop http://www.beznau.com/bddschumann http://ww...



First Crack #126. Hardware Startups with Matt Bauer on Apr 11, 2011 in Interviews, Matt Bauer, Minneapolis, Pedalbrain, PodcastsPedalBrain’s Matt Bauer and I talk about the challenges, capital requirements, and multi-year timelines inherent in bringing a retail hardware product to market. He talks about the recent epiphany he had with PedalBrain and how that enlightenme...



First Crack #125. Open Font Licensing with David Crossland on Jan 15, 2010 in David Crossland, Fonts, Interviews, PodcastsDavid Crossland (Cantarell font family, Open Font Library) and I dive into font licensing – specifically open font licensing – and the cultural benefits of open licensing. Links and topics we mention: Open Clip Art Library Creative Com...



Cold Start #4 – How to Start Your Startup with Dan Grigsby on Dec 18, 2009 in Dan Grigsby, Interviews, Minneapolis, Podcasts, Technology, iPhoneDan Grigsby from MobileOrchard, discusses how he’s building a comfortable life for himself with a combination of projects, what’s lacking in the Minnesota tech startup community, and why that isn’t a problem. Listen to Cold Start #...



Cold Start #3 – Changing Your Startup with Ben Moore on Dec 8, 2009 in Interviews, Minneapolis, PodcastsBen Moore from WorkSimple, discusses how, after almost 3 years into his funded startup, his company changed direction, branding, and almost everything else. Listen to Cold Start #3 – Changing Your Startup with Ben Moore [41 minutes]...



First Crack #124. Open Web Fonts with Ben Weiner on Nov 27, 2009 in Ben Weiner, Interviews, Podcasts, Web FontsBen Weiner’s been doing great work on giving greater visibility for open fonts – and has written a book proposal for web fonts. I called him up to discuss this work and my notion that web fonts are a brant new species of fonts. Links and...