23 Apr, 2014

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic) | Entrepreneur.com
By Catherine Clifford|Apr 11, 2014, entrepreneur.com

From thou­sands of miles away, Sil­i­con Val­ley can feel like a magic box: nor­mal peo­ple enter and out pop bil­lion­aires. But the start­up ecosys­tem is much like the Wiz­ard of Oz, where, when you pull back the green cur­tain, there stands a…

21 Apr, 2014

Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)
Sean Jacobsohn, Emergence Capital, venturebeat.com


When I meet with entre­pre­neurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.”

How many deals do we see? How many meet­ings? How often do we con­duct due dili­gence? How many of those com­pa­nies do we invest in?

I thought it would b…

20 Apr, 2014

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 will finally take over video and the Web this year
Erika Trautman, thenextweb.com

Cas­sette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these medi­ums need a play­er to work, and all three medi­ums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more effi­cient means of play­ing music, and dig­i­tal files replaced CDs …

14 Apr, 2014

5 Great Call-to-Action Film Quotes For Entrepreneurs
Matthew Toren, entrepreneur.com

Great films tell sto­ries and inspire us to become bet­ter peo­ple. There’s noth­ing more pow­er­ful than an inspir­ing movie that leaves you want­i­ng to be your best and try a lit­tle hard­er tomor­row. While there are some truly moti­vat­ing…

7 Apr, 2014

29 Mar, 2014

Why it’s OK that startups prefer to hire younger workers
Max Nisen, qz.com

Sil­i­con Val­ley’s “youth prob­lem”—its cul­ture of bar crawls and tech­ni­cal inter­views that dis­ad­van­tage older engi­neers—caused some hand-wringing in the New York Times recent­ly. And the New Repub­lic called Sil­i­con Val­ley “one of the…

25 Mar, 2014

Google’s Cloud Platform Goes On The Offensive With Price Cuts, New Features
Frederic Lardinois, techcrunch.com

Google is launch­ing a wide range of updates for its Cloud Plat­form today that aim to make it more com­pet­i­tive in a mar­ket where Ama­zon Web Ser­vices is still the de facto plat­form for cloud-based appli­ca­tions.

To say that Google is…

Few Minutes of Excitement with Mac OneNote

25 Mar, 2014

I have been a faithful fan of Microsoft OneNote; the rich functionality, collaboration features, and tight integration with MS Office play especially well with SharePoint and Office 365. Most importantly, the Windows Key + S screen capture shortcut is a godsend.


I liked OneNote so much that I shared some tips at the Southeast Asia SharePoint Conference few years ago (Slideshare). 

All this changed when I switched the Kattelo hardware platform to Mac. Office Mac 2011 does not include OneNote. Alternatives are OneNote Web App and virtualized Windows environments. While the OneNote Web App offers the basics, it does not quite compare to the full fidelity of a desktop app, like Evernote.

Regarding virtualization, the most popular options are VMware Fusion, Parallels, and Virtual Box (free). Our Kattelo teams ended up deploying VMware Fusion for the unity feature, which allows Windows applications to seemingly run natively on Mac.

Luckily, Microsoft enhanced the interoperability by releasing OneNote for iPhone and iPad apps last December. However, there a desktop version for Mac was still missing.

All these changed on March 17, 2014, when Microsoft released OneNote on Mac App Store, Hoping to synchronize all notes saved in Office 365 across the various devices, I was rapidly disappointed. The current version does not support Office 365!

Only OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) is supported as of this writing. As much as I find Evernote limiting, I simply cannot recommend OneNote to organizations with cross-platform, cross-device requirements until Microsoft ups the interoperability ante, hopefully in very future.

About Kenneth Lo, PMP

Journey of a Former Programmer