Stephen M Brown @ Large

Photo Exhibition

Looking for a Muse

This month I have a photo exhibit in Shizuoka. For more info, please see

There is no Accounting for Bad Software (Part 2)

In my previous post, I expressed frustration with trying to automate the accounting and administrative functions of my businesses and announced that I'm now on a quest to find a web-based solution.

Worried About Privacy? Finally Google Allows you to Opt Out!

Back in 1999, then CEO of Sun Microsystems, Scott McNealy told reporters that consumer privacy issues are a "red herring." "You have zero privacy anyway... Get over it."

Well as always, Google has come to the rescue!

There is no Accounting for Bad Software

Accounting is not a subject I have written about in many years but, in the slurry of new business and marketing paradigms, we tend to forget that a business is still a business, and its success depends on a good administrative and financial control system.

This Year Marks the Half-Way Point of My Life

Half-life Party Preview: Half-Life Party Image, Oct. 11, 2009

As most of my friends know, I'm not big on birthday celebrations. In fact, if it weren't for the email I get from my Mom, my birthday would slip by without notice.

This year is different.