Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Phillipp Lenssen speculates on 5 (Fictional) Rules for Blogging at Google. In this post I will violate each of them. Refer to the original article for full descriptions of the rules. :-)
2. Do not post financial details
2.1 Keep fresh
3. Don't lie unless you have toand4. Do not blog at work
5. Mentioning competitors
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Friday, May 13, 2005
I didn't plan on being up this late, but OS upgrades have funny ways of distorting time. Anyhow, it's a quarter to 2, and there's a rocket launch from Vandenberg AFB at 3:22am. An hour and a half from now.
If I didn't have to leave the house at 8 or 8:30am I'd stay up. That is, if I'd gotten more than 4 hours of sleep last night, which I didn't. Drat. I haven't seen a rocket firing in a long time, and even though Vandenberg's 260 miles south of here, you can still see the rockets on a clear night like tonight. Then again, it might not launch at all today. Though by the time you're reading this, it's resolved either way.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Rachel and I went furniture shopping last weekend. We intended to drive in to the city to check out a sofa Rachel loved and look at a few other things and go back home to do some work. In reality we spent 4 hours looking at fabrics, ordering five chairs for the game room, and agonizing over living room options. It's a good thing, though. We're really coming a long way in taking a fantastic skeleton of a house and augmenting it with our own style.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
While Rachel and I are communicating via a pad and paper, she's found a much better way of communicating by blog. Just a little more than an hour out from oral surgery and she's keeping us all up to date.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Had my woot canow (err, root canal) this morning and it went really well. Granted the novocain hasn't worn off yet, but other than taking about twice as long the experience wasn't significantly different than getting a filling.
I was lucky though. I didn't have any sort of infection or pain prior to the procedure. Most people get root canals because their tooth is causing them agony. I got mine because a regular (though much delayed) checkup found the tooth on the edge of infection.
I'll let you know tomorrow how the experience turned out, along with an update on Rachel who, totally outdoing me in the realm of oral surgery, is getting all four of her wisdom teeth extracted tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Thanks to Slashdot for bringing this to my attention. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story last week from Cary Sherman, head of the RIAA, where he lambasts students using Internet2 for file-sharing, claiming that the music industry and artists everywhere are in danger of going under because 42 students traded thousands of mp3s with each other on the high-speed backbone.
In response Roger Dannenberg, one of my favorite professors at CMU wrote his own letter which was subsequently printed in the Post-Gazette. I only wish he had more column inches.
Monday, May 02, 2005
In honor of MIT's time traveler convention I need to recount the following memory:
When I was 14 I wrote a Word document to my future self to go back and time and deposit $500 into my savings account at a date a few days beyond the day I wrote the doc. I wrote my bank information and the account number and I remember telling my future self that it was very important to deposit this money without saying why, and thinking to my child self that I could get so much cool stuff with $500.
After the 'drop-date' came and went without a miraculous deposit I deleted the file so that I could still believe in time travel. Without a note, it's small wonder the funds never arrived. It's funny to think that my memory of the letter probably has a much longer half-life than the file would have, sitting on its 400K floppy.
Friday, Apr 29, 2005
Rachel and I have been in New York since Wednesday. I went to participate in the Gel conference and it's been a fantastic experience. I'll be writing up a synopsis of the experience along with pictures some time in the next week.
Seeing such amazing speakers is always so inspirational and more than anything I want to transform this weblog into a better experience. As for work, after talking to a lot of very excited people about their Gmail experience has reminded me that my job isn't to make deliverables to make my coworkers happy. It's to create better experiences to make the users out there have better experiences. There are so many people out there who don't even know what they're missing, and if I'm going to make sure they get it, I need to be working for them. Okay. Back to it, then. Just know that even when I'm nto blogging, I'm workin' for ya.
Monday, Apr 18, 2005
Heya, so Netflix Friends features are so much more useful when you have more than two netflix friends. Are you on Netflix? Do I know you personally? If so, pelase add me as your netflix friend so we can share the collaboritive filtering fruits of our friendship!
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005
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