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  • Dec 2011
  • Christmas Tree Lane

    Over the weekend I got to play dream maker again. Each December, my street transforms itse ...

  • Nov 2011
  • Jafet = Speed

    Tyler's soccer team this past season had a secret weapon. Jafet Oidor is a striker on the ...

  • Yelp Release Notes go Political

    I always make it a habit to read the release notes of apps when they push updates to see w ...

  • Jack Dorsey the Zen Master

    I had a great day yesterday at the GigaOM Roadmap conference. The agenda had a number of g ...

  • Digital Cartography

    Eric Fischer takes large datasets and turns them into art. His flickr stream is a collecti ...

  • Oct 2011
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    There's the 10 o'clock news and then there's the sound of helicopters over my house as ...

  • Chris Poole on Identity

    Chris Poole (4chan, canv.as) spoke about identity at the Web 2.0 Summit going on right now ...

  • Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011

    Raise one to Steve - who celebrated the crazy ones. ...

  • Sep 2011
  • Flaming Lips makes the upsell into an art form

    I've written about the innovative use of the premium upsell as something instructive for a ...

  • Google Wallet in the Wild

    OK, call me an idiot if I missed something but I just saw a headline speculating on rumors ...

  • Those Who Seek Beauty, Will Find It

    Over the weekend I saw the film, Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary about the New Yor ...

  • Google Flight Search UI - Brilliant

    Google's Flight Search scatter plot visualization of fares is brilliant. Word is that ...

  • Airbnb started as Air Mattress, Bed and Breakfast

    Touching story about how Airbnb started and grew into what it is today. Talk given by Joe ...

  • Aug 2011
  • Textbook 2.0

    I've written a few times about the future of publishing. Once to highlight concepts by Bon ...

  • Steve Jobs, Master of Delivery

    Watching Steve Jobs introduce new technology is a wonder to behold. He doesn't bash you ov ...

  • New Job, Two Weeks In

    A friend from Finland asked how things were going at the new job which nudged me to put so ...

  • Jul 2011
  • Back to Base

    Today is my last day at Nokia. The great mobile adventure is over. More accurately, th ...

  • Jun 2011
  • Oblong and the g-speak UI

    Remember the computer UI in Minority Report? Yeah, they can do that now. ...

  • Excellence In Advertising

    I was asked the other day to name my favorite advertisement. In terms of effective eng ...

  • Peanutweeter

    From a site called @peanutweeter which combines tweets with stills from Peanuts, updating ...

  • MyBlogLog → OneTrueFan

    Remember those subscriber cards you found tucked into magazines that asked questions about ...

  • May 2011
  • Leaving Finland

    Tomorrow I leave Finland, our home for the last two years. It's always bittersweet pac ...

  • Howl 2.0

    UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg and documentary filmmaker (and founder of the Webby Awa ...

  • Seth Godin on Changes in Publishing

    Seth Godin's is a prolific writer and a champion for the book business. That's why he want ...

  • Life 2.0, a movie about Second Life

    It's been years since I have written about Second Life, the virtual reality platform which ...

  • Spielberg does Tintin in 3D

    Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will release The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of th ...

  • Mikael Granlund's Amazing Hockey Goal

    Just in case you missed it. 19 year-old Mikael Granlund scored an amazing goal in last ni ...

  • iPhone Tracker Art

    Dav Yaginuma, my brother-in-law, exported his iPhone's location data and, using the op ...

  • View Source Parody

    A derivative work surfaced the other day, helpfully linking itself to it's source material ...

  • Cloud Computing through the Ages

    The Network is the Computer - Sun Microsystems - 1990s Nothing but Web - Google - 2 ...

  • Douglas Adams on Location-Based Services

    Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, spoke to a room ful ...

  • Julia on Violin

    She's been wanting to play for years. and now she's now learning to pluck the strin ...

  • MyBlogLog Memorial Screenshot Gallery

    A couple of weeks ago I grabbed a bunch of screenshots off of MyBlogLog.com. MBL is one of ...

  • Steve Ballmer Developers Rap

    Mad props for getting Linus Torvalds into a rap song. This has to be a first. Smixx ...

  • Information as Entertainment

    OK, so word is out that Solid State Drives (SSD) are not as reliable as they were once tho ...

  • NY Times - Project Cascade

    The New York Times R & D group (nytlabs) has a sexy demo video up on their site show ...

  • The $8,000 dumb phone

    When you can afford a personal secretary to keep track of your every need, a mobile phone ...

  • First Report of Raid on Bin Laden on Twitter

    The global nervous system that is Twitter caught wind that something was up at 1AM in Abbo ...

  • Apr 2011
  • Clever Hack for Mobile User Studies

    For less than $100 you too can whip together a pocket cam rig to film test users of yo ...

  • Moving Sale

    The two year Finnish adventure is coming to a close so the wheels are in motion to pack up ...

  • WVIL Concept Camera

    Flickr's Camera Finder tells us that the traditional point-and-shoot cameras are on the wa ...

  • It's not that bad

    The inevitable layoffs announced today at Nokia (where I work) were not as bad as expected ...

  • First Crowd-Sourced Car Company

    I just listened to a TWiST interview with John "Jay" Rogers, President and CEO of Loca ...

  • Speed Climbing Eiger

    I first read about Eiger in Jon Krakauer's book, Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Moun ...

  • Dear Blank

    This brilliant zinger and more await you at Dear Blank, Please Blank. ...

  • More Sellouts from the Archives

    Part of the joys of packing (I'm due to move back to California from Helsinki at the end o ...

  • 森の木琴

    OK. Making fun of Sharp's Touch Wood phone's naming was an amateurish cheap shot. Mea culp ...

  • Eco-friendly module housing from Finland

    4Nature is a Finnish company that makes modular homes that are easy to construct, giving p ...

  • Media Distillery

    Fooling around with wordle.net here is what I get when I post the entire text of the t ...

  • The Modern Media Stack

    All eyes are on SB Nation who will play host to a new gadget site powered by eight staffer ...

  • Mar 2011
  • Amazing Video of Narrow Escape from Tsunami

    On February 11th, 30 minutes after the Tohoku Earthquake, the town of Kamaishi was wiped o ...

  • History of Content

    In the great content debate, the pendulum continually swings back and forth between the fa ...

  • Location Traces as Art

    Determined to teach others how much data telecom providers not only harness but retain, Ge ...

  • The world is not going to change. Each one of us will change ...

    It has been two weeks since the disaster in Japan. We can choose to look at this as a setb ...

  • Matt, meet Andy

    I love hyperbolic prose. Especially when it's used to sell something. Better yet when it's ...

  • Tony Conrad on TWIST

    I'm an occasional listener to Jason Calacanis' podcast, This Week in Start Ups. The guests ...

  • PowerKiss, Wireless Charging from Finland

    Wireless charging technology has been around since Nikola Tesla came up with the idea. In ...

  • Update from Tokyo

    Following up on last week's letter, here's an update from my father who lives in Tokyo. ...

  • Three Days of Terror at Pinboard

    Pinboard has a three-day trial period, and I was now having nightmare visions of spending ...

  • Letter from Tokyo

    My father just sent an email yesterday to my sister and I describing the situation in Toky ...

  • Order out of Chaos

    From tweet aggregator site, prayforjapan.jp As people begin to pick up the pieces follo ...

  • Japan, how to help

    Red Cross Disaster Relief page. Alternatively, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to do ...

  • Japan Earthquake - Useful Links

    At 2:46 pm today, an 8.9 earthquake hit off the coast of Japan in the afternoon local ...

  • Social Decay

    The money shot from yesterday's Yahoo Research's Like Log study is the social activity gra ...

  • Hakkapeliitta spirit

    During the Winter in Finland the ocean freezes over. Highways that normally twist around t ...

  • Driving around with lasers

    I heard about this cool project from a Nokia colleague on the Maps team using some amazing ...

  • More CNN on Helsinki

    Following on the popular Helsinki Snow How piece, CNN's Richard Quest went on to make thre ...

  • Conan O'Brien updates Nokia Ringtone

    Conan available online all week in Finland thanks to Team CoCo. Tonight's segment? A rocki ...

  • All Aboard for the Cloud Wars

    Marketing campaigns are gearing up for the major players offering cloud services as add-on ...

  • Feb 2011
  • will.i.am on chips talking to chips

    In a post last year, I paraphrased a quote, "If you are not paying for a product, you are ...

  • The Future of Glass

    For Corning, the future is made of glass. Corning makes Gorilla glass (check out th ...

  • Three Schools of Thought on the Internet

    Adam Gopnik has a survey in this week's New Yorker running down a few of the recent books ...

  • Touch Wood Phone?

    I love Japanese design, everything was looking great about this latest concept model f ...

  • Nike Cosplay in Akihabara

    When it comes to Japan, they just do things different here. The video below is actually se ...

  • Mobile in Japan - ON FIRE!

    comScore released their Mobile Year in Review report for 2010 which, for some reason, ...

  • Japanese Train Infographics

    Japanese trains are the paragon of efficiency. During peak rush hour, 11-car commuter trai ...

  • Watson Wins Jeopardy

    Ken Jennings graciously concedes losing to IBM's Watson computer on the final day of t ...

  • Coca-Cola's Secret Recipe

    Could this be Coca-Cola's secret recipe? NPR's weekly radio, This American Life, show dust ...

  • IBM Watson on Jeopardy

    In a brilliant piece of PR, IBM Research stormed back on the scene matching their artifici ...

  • Push Button Social Networking

    HTC announced two phones with dedicated buttons for Facebook. The touchscreen Salsa and Ch ...

  • Dual SIM is Better Than One

    Nokia Researcher Younghee Jung has an fascinating two-part post about how people are h ...

  • David Segal on Search

    David Segal, the same New York Times journalist who filed the fascinating 5,500+ word piec ...

  • Singularity and Sentience

    I tuned into the launch of Echo's social media mixer, the StreamServer, which they des ...

  • Helsinki "Snow-How"

    7-minute video on CNN about how Helsinki handles it's annual snow removal operations. The ...

  • Bohemian Rhapsody on Ukulele

    TED has a video of Jake Shimabukuro playing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody on his Ukulele. As J ...

  • Europe at Night

    This amazing composite image hosted by NASA and other cool images are hosted over at T ...

  • Throwing Stones

    The images coming out of Cairo are very disturbing. Nothing good can come out of a sit ...

  • What Not to Say. . .

    . . . when you are trying to instill global confidence in your leadership abilities. ...

  • Peaks and Valleys

    There's a great post over on TechCrunch about what it's like to be a startup entrepren ...

  • Jan 2011
  • Two ways to watch the SOTU

    Last night I watched the 2011 State of the Union address, conveniently streaming it via Yo ...

  • Foursquare 2010 Infographic

    Foursquare has published a beautiful infographic highlighting tidbits gleened from the ...

  • Skeuonyms and Collapsitarians

    Just finished Kevin Kelly's latest book, What Technology Wants, and learned two new words/ ...

  • More LinkedIn Visualizations

    A couple more visualizations that use the LinkedIn API that I missed on the previous post. ...

  • Smart LinkedIn Integration

    Congratulations to whomever is turning up the heat over at LinkedIn. It's been just over a ...

  • Celebrity Sellouts in Japan

    Here's a bit of Friday fun for you. Way back when the internet was limited to newsgroup ...

  • Facebook and your Contact Info, a Proposal

    Facebook just announced that they are suspending a previously announced expansion of their ...

  • Raindrops and Private Clouds

    Before Christmas I posted about the possible break-up of clouds.  For the past 5 years or ...

  • Social Cruft

    First I read through a longish piece outlining how Forbes is re-inventing itself into a hu ...

  • Japan Shatters Tweets Per Second Record

    I spent the year end holidays in Tokyo with family and friends. As with every visit I ...

  • Isotoner 2.0

    I remember when Isotoner gloves were the default fallback Christmas gift when you didn ...

  • Dec 2010
  • Cloud Burst

    Warranted or not, the great delicious.com shutdown scare of December 2010 teaches us all a ...

  • 200-year old Champagne Preserved by Icy Baltic

    Earlier this year it was reported that several cases of champagne were discovered in a ...

  • Nov 2010
  • Longevity

    I was just cleaning up some old blog posts and noticed that the link to a Honda viral vide ...

  • Captain Haddock

    I jumped on the latest Facebook meme and changed my profile picture to a comic charact ...

  • $335k For Virtual Property, What Bubble?

    Yes we all may laugh at people spending real money on virtual goods but for some it ma ...

  • Using Wordle to Visualize Keyword Traffic

    On Avinash's excellent Ten Steps to Love & Success post on Web Data Analysis he writes ...

  • The Next Opportunity in Publishing

    Much to the chagrin of my wife, I took over the remote on our internet-enabled TV (old mac ...

  • Oulu Open Hack

    I spent a couple days last week in Oulu (a city in Northern Finland) helping out on a hack ...

  • Why We Hack

    Reposted (with modifications) from ouluopenhack where I'll be tomorrow. It all star ...

  • Dekotora

    Which came first? Transformers or Dekotora? - via Pink Tentacle ...

  • Soylent, the macro made of people

    More on this question of crowdsourced writing, (plugging wet-ware into software) comes Soy ...

  • Textbroker.com - low cost, bespoke content

    So the results are in from our little experiment and the view is . . . you get what you pa ...

  • Jon Stewart's Closing Remarks

    Jon Stewart's closing speech at the Rally to Restore Sanity was brilliant. On mass media t ...

  • Oct 2010
  • Outsourced Thinking

    Last week a colleague of mine tweeted about a new service that offers "exclusive written a ...

  • Built-to-order

    Custom, made-to-order merchandise was a feature of the fashion industry for many years. Th ...

  • Social Media Isotope

    I moved my blog from a dedicated host over to Laughing Squid's cloud service (thanks F ...

  • User-Driven Development

    It's one thing to put yourself in the shoes of your potential customers and think about ho ...

  • Re-Skinning Facebook

    Stumbled across a quick and dirty side project that uses Facebook's social graph api t ...

  • Sep 2010
  • Nokia N8, Big and Small

    The promotional drumbeat grows ever louder as we get closer to the release of Nokia's new ...

  • Laura Miller Kennedy 1925-2010

    My Grandmother passed away earlier this month and although I could not make it to her memo ...

  • The Future of Print

    Two concepts floated around in the past year envision the future of print on connected tab ...

  • Facebook virtual currency now real

    USA Today reports that Facebook Credits will be available as gift cards at Target. The ne ...

  • Aug 2010
  • Pokémon Breeding and the Masuda Method

    The depths of Pokémon gamer knowledge are beyond my reach. My kids, on the other hand, hav ...

  • Miss Universe National Costumes

    I had no idea that there was a National Costume portion of the Miss Universe pageant. ...

  • Getting Down Finnish Style

    Hope you all had a chance to tune into Radio Helsinki at 4:30 pm and boogie down. For some ...

  • EdgeRank, the Facebook Newsfeed Algorithm

    Michael Berstein, a researcher at MIT, posts a snapshot of the algorithm used to calculate ...

  • Fun with Foursquare

    The visualization below was built in 48 hours using the FourSquare API. Ian Kennedy ...

  • Back to Blogging?

    Paul Carr - Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity by consta ...

  • What to do in Tokyo?

    An old friend is visiting Tokyo and asked for recommendations. I often get this kind of qu ...

  • Cheesecake for Breakfast

    I just got back from two weeks vacation in Paris with the Izumi and the kids. We opted to ...

  • Jul 2010
  • Google and Intergalatic Law

    What happens when you open Google in a non-standard browser like Opera Mini? You get the f ...

  • Are you a Hacker or a Hustler?

    Micah Baldwin has a great post on what it takes to make a successful startup. One of the f ...

  • Moo Vision

    ReadWriteWeb posts about Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream company, releasing an Augmen ...

  • Obvious in Hindsight

    Today's history lesson. Cracked.com helpfully points out that depictions of Vikings wi ...

  • Manga Farming

    From the sustainable Otaku department. Tokyo artist Koshi Kawachi demonstrated how to ...

  • Finnish Town Rivalries

    Despite their quiet nature, the Finns have a fierce sense of loyalty to their hometown. Yo ...

  • Viral Video - Two Approaches

    My aunt Karen is in the advertising industry and she forwards me snippets where our two in ...

  • Jun 2010
  • Simple Solution - Nokia Bike Charger

    Sometimes it's the simple things. Why not a dual purpose phone charger, phone mount fo ...

  • docomo's designer collection

    My wife just got back from Japan and picked up the latest brochure from NTT Docomo. As a m ...

  • May 2010
  • Onkalo, long term planning

    How would you like to be the Project Manager on a construction project that is due to ru ...

  • N900 PR 1.2 - Like Christmas Day

    I've been playing around with the most recent upgrade to the Nokia N900 and it really is l ...

  • [Humor] Sponsored Conversations

    What do you get when you combine speech recognition, contextual advertising, text-to-speec ...

  • Unfortunate Truth

    With reports of large plumes of underwater oil making their way to the Louisiana coast ...

  • Finland Suggest

    In homage to Laura Lippay's Google Suggest experiment, I decided to do a few of my own. ...

  • Apr 2010
  • A Good Host is Worth It

    A couple of days ago I had one of those "uh-oh" moments when you're not quite paying atten ...

  • Internet OS - an Update

    Long post by Tim O'Reilly on the current state of the Internet as an Operating System. Man ...

  • Mar 2010
  • Heating by Bytes

    File this one under Green. Sometime in the near future, district heating in Helsinki wi ...

  • USPO should copy Finnish NetPosti

    A recent editorial in the New York Times spoke of how internet commerce is eating into ...

  • Monetizing Games

    Practical advice on game design from Disney Imagineer and Carnegie Mellon Professor, Jesse ...

  • Feb 2010
  • My Favorite Super Bowl Ad

    It's a different experience when you're a world away. I watched the commercials on the spe ...

  • Stamp Rally for Grown-Ups

    On our last trip to Japan, we decided to take our dog, Mimi, along to meet the rest of the ...

  • Loosely Connected

    Mike Manos has joined Nokia as VP of Service Operations and has been tasked to build the c ...

  • The iPad is a Digital Coffee Table Book

    After looking at the video below, which shows off the signature Apple User Interface, it's ...

  • Nordics Bathed in Broadband

    More pretty infographics via Focus.com's 2009 State of the Internet report. What is it abo ...

  • Solving Rubik with a Phone

    With a Nokia N95 and a Lego Mindstorm NXT kit you too can have robots solve your Rubik's c ...

  • Jan 2010
  • Housekeeping

    For those of you who read this blog through a reader, I took care of few things on the blo ...

  • Avatar, Performance Capture

    I had a chance to see Avatar this evening and was blown away at what James Cameron has don ...

  • Dating Site Profile Pics

    The dating site okcupid.com published a fascinating study of their member profile pictures ...

  • Fun with SoundCloud

    I've been playing around with a service based here in Berlin called SoundCloud. It's geare ...

  • Haiti Decends into Terror and Chaos

    The terror and chaos that is Haiti following the devastating earthquake is hard to ima ...

  • Misa, a touchpad guitar

    The Misa is "not a guitar" says Michael, it's creator based out of Sydney, Australia. ...

  • How to Export Your Data from MyBlogLog

    It was a sad day when I read the ReadWriteWeb post about the rumored shutdown of MyBlogLog ...

  • The Confederate

    I think I found a motorcycle that rivals the Honda Valkyries. Made out of aircraft-gra ...

  • Navel Gazing, 2009

    For giggles, let's repeat what I did almost exactly a year ago and take a look back at my ...

  • Physical and Virtual Spaces

    I just returned from a year-end holiday in Tokyo. As always, the city never ceases to ...

  • Dec 2005
  • 2005 in Review

    I sort of let the holidays wash over me without taking the time to do much more than the b ...

  • A long pipe to the sea

    I'm eating breakfast and the family is getting in the mood for a trip down to Monterey for ...

  • The Sounds of the Ocean

    We're eating breakfast and getting in the mood for the seashore. It helps to listen to the ...

  • "Human social networks constitute a habitable environment an ...

    UC Berkeley grad student Sean Savage writes about social networks from the perpective of m ...

  • How my Uncle discovered technology which led to stealth bomb ...

    My uncle tells a great story about how he discovered some of the technology that contribut ...

  • Google Reader API and Microsoft plans to bake RSS reader int ...

    Niall Kennedy rolled up his sleeves and reverse engineered the Google Reader product to do ...

  • We're the Nicholsons

    Six Apart featured a few of our Flickr photos on their new microsite promoting how blogs c ...

  • Yahoo Hosts Movable Type for its Small Business Customers

    So I'm really happy to see the announcement. I knew this was in the works but, because I u ...

  • Satellite Radio as a Wireless iPod

    Thursday's Wall Street Journal had a piece on their front page (timed for the Howard Stern ...

  • How many times do I need to tell you Hashimoto-san. It's the ...

    Another reason why you need a good night's sleep before executing large block trades with ...

  • Yahoo & Del.icio.us

    Happy Friday! I'm really pleased to write that Yahoo closed an acquisition of the social b ...

  • Rocketboom now available on your Tivo

    Rocketboom, the daily video newscast is now available for download to your broadband conne ...

  • rsstroom reader - toilet paper printer

    wireless connectivity rss 2.0 & atom compatible random mode biometric user iden ...

  • Vertigo on the flatscreen

    We all got a kick out of Google's satellite view and enjoyed zooming around with Google Ea ...

  • Origins of the "TiVo" moniker

    The winning answer was we were naming the next TV. I thought it should be as close as po ...

  • Innovation Creators & Enterprise Digging

    Rod Boothby has been hard at work beating the corporate blogging drum where he works and p ...

  • How do you define "Social Media"

    I joined Havi Hoffman (a Social Media partner in crime here at Yahoo) and Stowe Boyd for c ...

  • Stowe ain't no pigeon

    Anyone who follows more than a couple of feeds in their reader has had this problem. Bolde ...

  • Our Italian Daughter

    I think she's been watching that character Kramer on Seinfeld too much. ...

  • Yahoo Services on Tivo

    USA Today's got the story, and Zatz Not Funny has screenshots. I'll have to try this when ...

  • Nov 2005
  • Sauna in a Container

    "The Sauna Box is water tight and can be transported to any location, needs minimum si ...

  • Yahoo integrates RSS into Mail client

    RSS reading is going to be integrated into the next version of Yahoo Mail which is out in ...

  • Insulting British Slang

    The BBC has a web site where you can browse or lookup British Slang. I guess that's fulfil ...

  • Yesterday

    For the past week, Julia's been breaking out in spontaneous song. Short clips here and the ...

  • Tyler's First Grade Report Card

    Tyler is at grade level in all areas. He is well behaved and well like by others. He is a ...

  • Daytripping to Santa Cruz: The Mystery Spot & Boardwalk best ...

    So ends our long weekend. It's amazing how refreshing some time off can be when you take t ...

  • Masher Defined

    Hi Matt. I was going to post a comment on your post but your blog provider seems to be dow ...

  • Huge jellyfish off the coast of Japan

    In other new, huge jellyfish, weighing up to 200 kilograms, are wreaking havoc to the fish ...

  • Thanksgivings

    This year we decided to stay close to home for the holidays. Partially out of necessity ...

  • What's Scoble Reading

    We'll get <meta> on you today. Here's a link to Robert Scoble's Blogroll. ...

  • Richard Scarry's Cultural Commentary

    Flickr user Alan Taylor finds some interesting differences between his 1963 edition of ...

  • Original Content from Yahoo

    Last week I met one of the editors of Yahoo Sports and he gently reminded me that Kevin Si ...

  • Remix as a Business Model

    My friend Alex has the coolest job. His company, Rock River Music (throw on the 'phones, c ...

  • RSS for Data Synchronization

    Exciting news out of Redmond. Ray Ozzie is bringing his experience and approach to synchro ...

  • Are we there yet?

    So if Microsoft and Yahoo are cross-linking their two IM networks and now AOL and Microsof ...

  • The $100 laptop

    The MIT Media Lab has released photos of its $100 laptop designed for children in developi ...

  • What would you do with unlimited bandwidth?

    If you're Time Warner/AOL, you'd use it to clean out your attic and broadcast re-runs. Act ...

  • Deleted

    Tyler told me yesterday that he learned a few new songs at school but couldn't remember so ...

  • Shoposphere

    Just in time for Christmas, Social Networking comes to wish lists. ...

  • Mike Torres and his gadgets

    While some of us talk about the upcoming convergence of television, PCs, and mobile, Mike ...

  • What's going on at Yahoo?

    If you're interested in reading up on what Yahoo! is thinking about, I encourage you to re ...

  • End of the Season

    Today was Tyler's last day of soccer. This was his third season and he's come a long w ...

  • Privacy Wall

    I wrote the following post on Friday and was going to mull it over for a bit but then this ...

  • SD Forum Search SIG

    I went to the SD Forum Search SIG over at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus last night ...

  • TimesSelect Annual Revenues Nearly $5M

    The New York Times announced that it has over 270,000 subscribers to it's premium TimesSel ...

  • Lizards & pork chop hats = entertainment

    Now wonder the rest of the world thinks Japan is crazy. Here's a video of an old game show ...

  • Tag Cloud

    I'm playing around with Tag Cloud and put a large chunk of my OPML into it to see what all ...

  • Yahoo to connect to TiVo

    Via the New York Times, Yahoo and TiVo announce that TiVo users will soon be able to acces ...

  • James Fallows on Yahoo & Social Media

    I was pleased to see this weekend's piece in the New York Times by James Fallows attemptin ...

  • RSS is the TCP/IP Packet of Web 2.0

    Reading through Richard MacManus' excellent recap of coverage of Microsoft's live.com laun ...

  • Put them in a box and keep 'em there.

    I really should go to bed as I've got an early commute tomorrow but I can't stop playing w ...

  • Aliens Among Us

    Tyler & I riffed on a cool plot line for a movie. Aliens, who have come to apprecia ...

  • Yahoo Maps Beta & Event Browser Mashup

    It's out in the wild! I was floored when I first saw this and now I'm totally psyched to ...

  • 500 pieces of candy in 90 minutes

    All the kids in Alameda have the day off from school on Halloween which just makes the wai ...

  • Oct 2005
  • Blackout

    The power was out when I came home today, second time this week. Alameda Island has it ...

  • "Hosted Office. Hosted Everything."

    Richard MacManus hones in on the key quote in an Information Week article about Microsoft' ...

  • Penny for your thoughts

    Anil Dash writes that Flickr, because it's generating ad impressions off of content submit ...

  • Mie & Dav's Wedding

    .flickr-photo { border: solid 1px #000000; }.flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: cente ...

  • Spam Blogs and Financial Incentive

    Technorati's Niall Kennedy posts about the recent spate of spam blogs coming out of Google ...

  • Unsubscribe

    In this new age of, "get your information when you want it & how you want it,&quo ...

  • Casual Content Creators

    In my new role here at Yahoo, I am shifting gears and tone down my focus on corporate blog ...

  • Working towards a new metric

    Back in August, Mary Hodder riffed on the shortcomings of Google's PageRank and Technorati ...

  • Blogs by Mail

    I was listening to the This Week in Tech (TWiT) podcast this morning and Dvorak called the ...

  • Belated Review of Web 2.0

    I'm a bit slow out the gate with this post and I expect you all to take whatever I say wit ...

  • Burning Man Puppet Show

    So Tyler & Julia are getting excited about Halloween - costumes are a big part of it. ...

  • Web 2.0 Acid Test

    On the eve of the second annual Web 2.0 conference, Tim O'Reilly posts a longish analysis ...

  • Tombstone Epitaphs

    We're getting a jump on Halloween and putting some tombstomes out in front of the house fo ...

  • The first week

    One week at Yahoo and what a week it's been! Monday was employee orientation - got mysel ...

  • Sep 2005
  • Tim O'Reilly Web 2.0 Meme Map

    For those who want it in pictures, Tim O'Reilly's posted a map of all the memes that make ...

  • Microsoft, Google & Cross Dressing

    Whew! Take a week off and all hell breaks loose. First the rumored Google Secure WiFi se ...

  • Video Games Live with Full Orchestra

    Advertised in the entertainment section of my paper as, "A groundbreaking live event c ...

  • The Walk to School

    Over on the work blog I've posted about switching jobs to work at Yahoo. I'll be starting ...

  • SF Fisherman Survive 8 Hours in Icy Waters

    The SF Chronicle Bay Area section is always good for a personal interest storty or two. Y ...

  • Exit Stage Left, Fade to Yellow and Purple

    Friday was my last day at Six Apart. On the 26th, I'll be driving down to Sunnyvale fo ...

  • The New Yorker on DVD-ROM

    Every issue of The New Yorker since 1925 is now available on DVD-ROM for $100 from thenewy ...

  • The Baseball Collector

    Six Apart has a partnership with Major League Baseball to enable their fans to keep blogs. ...

  • The Ultimate Disclaimer

    I read & review quite quite a few legal agreements in this job. If you do too, then yo ...

  • Sack Artist

    Julia has taken to wearing an eyeshade when she goes to sleep at night. We have a couple o ...

  • Brushed Metal gets the boot from iTunes

    There are quite a few Mac fans around the office. There was even a white board where peopl ...

  • Cal Football Opening Day

    Our friend Michael Karp scored tickets to the Opening Day of the football season at UC Be ...

  • First Day of School & Labor Day is surely mislabelled

    Tyler's never been one to dread the classroom and despite having had only one month of ...

  • Sarcasm & Vitriol

    The enormity of the suffering and absurdity of the federal government's response is be ...

  • Katrina Resources

    Four sites that I want to highlight that are excellent sources of information about Katrin ...

  • Aug 2005
  • RSS feeds for Salesforce.com

    You gotta love it. Ex-Newsgator developer, Charlie Wood has attached RSS feeds to salesfor ...

  • Serendipitous Audio Streaming Services

    Now joining last.fm is a new service, Pandora, which suppliments revenue from affiliations ...

  • More stinkin' badges

    I love it when customers turn into a fan base! Six Apart ProNet member Jesse Gardner des ...

  • Round Up of Round Ups

    It's that time again. Both Kottke and MacManus post lengthy on the inevitable coming toget ...

  • Infoworld on Blogs as lightweight content management

    InfoWorld surveys the corporate blogging landscape and sees them as a right-sized solution ...

  • Movable Type 3.2

    The pop of a champagne cork at Noon today signaled that Movable Type 3.2 has been pushed o ...

  • Six Apart Mascot

    OK, I can no longer resist. My colleagues from my previous employer would appreciate this ...

  • The lowdown on RSS Feeds

    Feeds, feeds, feeds. What are they and what can they do for me? How do I read them and how ...

  • Fear of being blogged

    One last thing about the Blog Business Summit and then I'm done. Really. I was sitting ne ...

  • Slogging up the Business Blog Slope of Enlightenment

    Debbie Weil, a blog business consultant, points to a Gartner conference call in which they ...

  • Blog Business Summit - Day Two

    One thing I learned from looking at my Day One post on the various aggregation engines and ...

  • Reshelving Project

    Ooh, this looks like fun. Hack the bookstores!3. Go to the bookstore and locate its copies ...

  • Blog Business Summit - Day One

    I was at the Blog Business Summit all day and weaved in and out of discussions about basic ...

  • Plain English Description of Web 2.0

    I've been writing about this new world of mix-and-match web services for some time now so ...

  • Last FM Update (II)

    I love the concept of tagging your music so that others can share what you have and you c ...

  • Crazy Runner Dean Karnazes

    I've thought I might want to aspire one day to train for a marathon but this guy runs one ...

  • Owl Hairball

    Tyler brought home a small tupperware case full of damp mouse hair and small little bones ...

  • Last.FM Update

    My favorite social media sharing site, last.fm, just got a facelift. I haven't had a chanc ...

  • Japan

    Before they drift into the murky past, let me share some thoughts from the trip to Jap ...

  • Search Engine Strategies

    I'm off to San Jose tomorrow morning for the Search Engine Strategies show to cruise the f ...

  • Sifry's State of the Blogosphere

    It's time again for Technorati's quarterly summary of the what they're seeing and the numb ...

  • MSN to compete with Gawker & Weblogs Inc.

    Now we know why Microsoft was seen on the job boards looking to hire bloggers. MSN's new s ...

  • comScore Measures the Blogosphere

    Over the weekend comScore Networks released a market research report (pdf) on the growth a ...

  • Photos from Japan

    Ok, I'm getting there. I've uploaded some photos from the Japan trip to give you a sense o ...

  • Business Blogs gets local coverage

    While I was on vacation last week, the Oakland Tribune ran a story about corporations gett ...

  • 15 minutes of fame

    While I was in Japan last week, the Oakland Tribune ran a story about corporations getting ...

  • "Blogging" as a hook

    Airbag notes that Gateway is now using "blogging" as reason to buy a new computer. Amazin ...

  • My brush with Louis Rossetto

    I read Gary Wolf's Wired, an account of the magazine and it's founder, Louis Rossetto. The ...

  • Jul 2005
  • Big Media turns it's focus on Corporate Blogs

    Like a Tour de France peleton chasing down a breakaway, the mainstream media has turned it ...

  • iPod Flea

    What if Apple took miniaturization to next level? ...

  • Voce Hosts Event on Corporate Blogging

    Voce Communications who advised Yahoo on their popular Search Blog is hosting an event in ...

  • Engrish on Flickr

    Why didn't I think of it earlier? An Engrish photostream on Flickr. ...

  • Fat Man Walking

    Read about this one in the paper. Steve Vaught woke up one morning tired of not being able ...

  • Shameless Plug

    The recent upgrade of TypePad has brought a whole host of new features that are worth high ...

  • Corporate Blogs, a new paradigm for product design

    Backbone Media, an internet marketing and web development firm based outside of Boston, ha ...

  • Chirac mocks British cuisine, UK fights back by stealing Oly ...

    Nothing like a good international rivalry to brighten up your morning paper and the French ...

  • Google's Master Plan Revealed

    Google's Masterplan discovered on a "Do Not Erase" whiteboard, photographed and ...

  • Tintin and old friends

    Yesterday I had a nice suprise. Mark Prendergast, a childhood friend from when I was i ...

  • July 4th weekend, Dancing 'til Dawn, BBQs, Parades, more BBQ ...

    My sister finally fulfilled her dream and dragged me out for a night on the town. We piled ...

  • Decadence

    My high school roommate, Andy Hoffman, dropped me an email to ask if I wanted to join ...

  • Peeling away the years

    On Market Street in downtown San Francisco they're pulling away the awful faux marble faca ...

  • Ian Turner Missing

    Update: He's been found! Safe and sound but missing a passport in Atlanta. The blogospher ...

  • Jun 2005
  • Oliver Mtukudzi

    So I never got around to posting about the concert I went to see at Yoshi's on Monday nigh ...

  • Treasure Hunt #3

    TypePad 10% Lifetime Discount card to the first one there. In a back alley in San Francisc ...

  • Google Earth, the ultimate time sink

    So I thought I'd spend some time catching up on some reading tonight but nooooo. . . Googl ...

  • Product Blogs, a new business model

    My colleague, Loic Le Meur, is interviewed by Shel Israel for their upcoming book on busin ...

  • Charlie Wood, RSS as the Information Bus

    I wonder how many out there have, upon reading Steve Jobs' recent commencement address, ha ...

  • Microsoft, Longhorn, and RSS

    Lots of buzz around Microsoft's announcement that they are going to bake RSS into the next ...

  • Open Source Humor

    Ever since I learned to read, I enjoyed cartoons that came each week in my father's New Yo ...

  • The Two Cultures

    Remember CP Snow's book, The Two Cultures? CNet staff writer Stephanie Olsen compares Yaho ...

  • If only I was in better shape. . .

    In a past life I cycled my way across Europe including climbs over the Pyrenees and the Do ...

  • Les Claypool

    On a whim, I went to see Les Claypool last night. His bass playing style is a hard-hitting ...

  • A Drinking Club with a Sailing Problem

    Today Mie & Dav came over to Alameda with their bikes and we rode to several yacht ...

  • Morgan Aero 8

    My father used to go on and on about how a Morgan would be the perfect car for me. Bec ...

  • Email is broken (part II)

    Further expanding on a point raised last year, today I received an email the had the f ...

  • Father of Web 2.0 planning on move to SF. Bringing wife and ...

    Richard MacManus, widely hailed as the Father of Web 2.0 is pulling up stakes in New Zeala ...

  • Yahoo hoovers the dark web

    Big news. Yahoo has quietly launched a beta service which allows you to use the Yahoo engi ...

  • Zuppa, good for the soul

    Zuppa (564 4th St, San Francisco, 415.777.5900), an Italian restaurant around the corner f ...

  • Class of '84 Update

    Dear Middlesex Class of 1984, It's that time of year again - the lazy days of Summer ...

  • Skiddaddling Alarm Clock

    Ever had one of those mornings where you hit the snooze bar one too many times and end ...

  • Creepy Animation

    Update: the movie's been taken down :-( Not something you want to see late at night, by ...

  • Tyler keeps 'em busy

    Today I received word of Tyler's doings in Japan. My parents took the kids for the afterno ...

  • KRON TV blogger meetup

    On Saturday, I headed over to check out the KRON4 Blogger Meetup. I was not sure what to e ...

  • The largest sloop in the world

    In the artists rendition on the left even a J-boat looks small in comparison to the 24 ...

  • Technorati Beta

    It's out folks, the latest and greatest version of Technorati is now available in a public ...

  • GPS Moblogging, another first

    Two years ago, my sister was moblogging with full GPS support (click Location Info) in Jap ...

  • Podcast at 30,000 feet

    In what has got to be a first, Jason Calcanis "Planecasts" from 30,000 feet abou ...

  • The Fine Art of Search Engine Marketing

    I dropped by the recent OMMA (Online Media, Marketing and Advertising) conference here in ...

  • Keen, local footwear

    I've been seeing more and more of these funky looking mocs around town that I began to won ...

  • Romance Novel Cover Art Fun

    Spotted on PC Magazine's Backspace page. Mark Longmire pokes fun at romance novel cove ...

  • Treasure Hunt #2

    If you're going to be in San Francisco, look behind the "s" for 10% off your TypePad s ...

  • Word of the Weekend: "kerfuffle"

    Kerfuffle. It's funny how some words bubble up from the collective subconscious and you he ...

  • Birf-day Weekend

    Tyler called me on Saturday and told me to look in the drawer under my sock drawer whe ...

  • Birthday

    Let's tag this one as "Current Affairs" as my 39th birthday is something that only hap ...

  • Scraphouse

    In the grand tradition of the DIY spirit and in celebration of World Environment Day, ...

  • Contagious Media Showdown

    There's lots of slick sites here, all looking to catch that hook that will bring the fame ...

  • Star Wars Easter Egg Hunt

    I haven't had a chance to see the new Star Wars film yet but when I do, I'll be on the loo ...

  • Syndication Monkeys Gone Mad

    It was inevitable. Richard MacManus posts his thoughts on vendors that are taking the publ ...

  • TypePad Enhancements

    Everything TypePad gives a taste of some of the cool new features coming down the pike for ...

  • Boeing's Flight Test Blog

    Ever wonder what it's like to beta-test a major airline? Boeing takes the wraps off of the ...

  • May 2005
  • Laying Newspapers down to rest

    More from AlacraBlog, Steve Goldstein has a roundup of some of the latest stories pointing ...

  • Grokker & Data Visualizaiton

    I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for whiz bang tools that change the way we lo ...

  • The Bed's Too Big Without You

    On Friday morning I packed up the wife & kids for a two month trip where the plan ...

  • Cousin Kennedy is in town!

    My cousin Scott is visiting for the day and wanted to know how easy it is to update th ...

  • Word Meme

    Every now and then, a new word makes its way through our office as if everyone is reading ...

  • Weekend Treasure Hunt

    Looking for 10% lifetime discount off on a TypePad subscription? Just to keep things inter ...

  • Sparkle Body Spray - P&G Character Blog

    The interactive agency Imc2, has launched a character blog running on Movable Type for P&a ...

  • NY Times puts their best known writers behind the gate

    TimesSelect, a new package being launched by nytimes.com in September, will restrict acces ...

  • Technorati Amplifies the Conversation at Salon

    Technorati has integrated itself into Salon.com with a new feature which lists the most bl ...

  • Big Blue Blogging Army

    It's been known for some time that there are hundreds of bloggers toiling away inside IBM ...

  • Bloggers & the Law

    Those looking for a little legal advice on corporate blogging would do well to read Ephrai ...

  • The very first Mommy

    A tough questions from the weekend from our little inquisiter, Tyler: Who was the first m ...

  • Fresno Bee does RSS

    Mark Thompson over at the Fresno Bee is turning on the paper's online readers to the wonde ...

  • QR Code shortcuts text entry

    This is  old news for those of you who have been to Japan. Anyone that's used UPS or ...

  • Spring Skiing

    I'm catching up on my backlog of photos here but a two weekends back we headed up to T ...

  • O-Hashi

    It's been said that a girls fine motor skills advance more quickly than boys and much ...

  • Game On!

    Tyler's T-Ball league teams are all named after real Major League teams. Tyler plays f ...

  • Department of Defense can't keep secrets

    The Pentagon recently posted a heavily censored document concerning the accidental shootin ...

  • Walter Cronkite blogs the way it is

    I smile when I read Walter Cronkite's first post on Arianna Huffington's new group blog. I ...

  • Six Apart is Hiring

    We're looking for someone local (San Francisco) to help out with some of the volume of inq ...

  • NY Times recommends blogs to build trust

    I find it interesting that the New York Times is recommending that blogs are one way to re ...

  • Newsgator and Factiva

    So nice to read that Factiva has partnered with Newsgator to bring Factiva's premium conte ...

  • Tyler Reading

    Tyler is now reading to us. It's like magic - a couple of weeks ago he was sounding out si ...

  • nytimes.com surveys readers on $50/year subscription fee

    The Wall Street Journal Online reports and BusinessWeek blogs that the New York Times is s ...

  • Apr 2005
  • Guess The Google

    Here's a bit of distraction for you. This site will pull together a set of images from a G ...

  • University of Minnesota upgrades to MT 3.16

    University of Minnesota's UThink installation is one of the largest, (if not the largest) ...

  • Japan as an imperfect copy machine

    From this: To this: This guy's a hoot! ...

  • Online Media Meet Market

    Most writers view advertising as a necessary evil. Working for a weblog software company w ...

  • Mary Meeker on Online Advertising

    Yesterday I visited the Ad-Tech show here in San Francisco to catch the last 20 minutes of ...

  • I am You as You are Me

    Matthew Haughey says all this fuss over the Mainstream Media is meaningless when so many b ...

  • She Passed!

    Izumi's had a bit of a struggle with getting her California Driver's License and I don't b ...

  • Seth Goldstein on discovering something you didn't even know ...

    In part three of his five part piece on Media Futures, Majestic Research co-founder and fo ...

  • Blogs on the cover of BusinessWeek

    It's going to be another busy week - BusinessWeek has a lengthy cover story on why compani ...

  • Artwork

    There is a difference in each of our kids' artwork. Julia, the younger one, draws with d ...

  • The King of San Francisco

    As we were driving through the city Tyler asked who lived in the majestic building tha ...

  • Alameda, a boating community

    This is the view from the High Street Bridge, about a ten minute walk from our house. ...

  • Insider Pages - open source advertising

    Bill Gross' Idealab launches Insider Pages which takes a shot at local listings, combi ...

  • RSS traffic to nytimes.com grows by 342%

    The Silicon Valley Watcher points to a New York Times press release that states that pagev ...

  • Automatic Niceties

    I'm behind an older gentleman in the supermarket checkout line and the boy bagging the gro ...

  • Favorable Review of TypePad

    The Associated Press has done a review of several hosted weblog services including Microso ...

  • Contextual Advertising & Unintended Consequences

    The screenshot (click on image to view full screen) was taken from an entry in my feed ...

  • Projects around the house

    We didn't get up to much this weekend (short trip out to Japantown for their Cherry Blosso ...

  • The New News at Yahoo

    Richard MacManus of Web 2.0 has some initial thoughts on the redesign of Yahoo News. More ...

  • Julia's Special Day

    I took the morning off on Wednesday to take Julia to school for her "special day." On ...

  • Mr. Smiley the Bus Driver

    One thing I love about living in the United States is the sense of humor that finds its wa ...

  • We got Hats! We got T-Shirts!

    A shameless plug for the Six Apart Store. Be the first on your block (maybe the only one e ...

  • Thomas Nelson Corporate Blogging Policy

    One of the best corporate blogging policy guidelines I've seen. Written in plain English w ...

  • Boeing Blog takes off with Movable Type

    After a false start with "another blogging software package," we're pleased to see that Bo ...

  • Real Estate as an API

    This is a great case when two APIs get hooked up to make something greater than what each ...

  • Bite PR on Doc's "snowballs"

    Bite's Trevor Jonas posts about the marketer's perspective of Doc Searl's snowball metapho ...

  • Bite PR Blogging Seminar - Mark Jen

    Mark Jen was fired from Google. He broke a few cardinal rules such as not being sensitive ...

  • Bite PR Blogging Seminar - Tom Foremski

    Tom previously was the Silicon Valley correspondent for the Financial Times and later foun ...

  • Bite PR Blogging Seminar - How to Pitch Bloggers

    Presented by Jill Ratkevic of Bite. Tivo - select play, select 30, select. Not somethin ...

  • Bite PR Blogging Seminar - Q&A

    Rod Boothby (E&Y) asks - what about the blogging in companies? Are conversations of b ...

  • Bite PR Blogging Seminar - Doc Searls

    I'm attending the Bite blogging seminar at the W in San Francisco. Swish venue with not on ...

  • 100% Love

    Here's a shot of Tyler that will come in handy should he ever want to run for political of ...

  • Maps? Cool. Satellite Overlay? Wicked!

    So those of us on the bleeding edge have all seen Google Maps and have commented upon the ...

  • Happy Anniversary

    Today is our 7th wedding anniversary. The way it's been lately with our two kids and work, ...

  • Ship of Fools

    In case you missed it, here's a round up of some of the mischief making the rounds today ( ...

  • Mar 2005
  • BBC sources photos from Flickr

    Steve Rubel over at Micro Persuasion notices that a recent article about Podcasting carrie ...

  • del.icio.us goes pro

    Joshua Schachter, the creator of the social tagging system that has taken the blogging com ...

  • How much for that shack in the paper?

    A popular topic in the Bay Area is real estate. With home prices reaching obcene levels, a ...

  • Easter Sunday

    After some fun with Mie on Saturday, we stayed home on Easter Sunday to take part in t ...

  • The Great Debate

    Had the great debate between George Bush and Saddam Hussein actually taken place in 2003 h ...

  • General Motors gets mileage from blogs, now Podcasting

    General Motors created a lot of excitement and gained serious cred in the blogging world w ...

  • You must not throw up at the Dojo

    Izumi IM'ed me at work today: izumikennedy: we have to come back from Aikido, tyler th ...

  • Topix.net takes on mainstream media investors

    Topix.net, the automated news aggregation service, has taken on investment from Knight-Rid ...

  • Yahoo Generates Buzz

    The folks over at Yahoo Research have teamed up with O'Reilly and Newsfutures to run a sim ...

  • Corporate RSS Made Simple

    I share a lot of the burden of explaining what blogs & RSS feeds are all about with my ...

  • Only in Japan - Thanks Tail

    A polite society based on mutual respect and courtesy requires new tools for the road. You ...

  • Hey You Potter!

    For Tyler's 6th Birthday we didn't have a big party. He chose instead to redirect the birt ...

  • Affiliate marketing offline browser

    People always ask me how they can make money writing a blog. The question is like someone ...

  • Yahoo to buy Flickr

    In other news this weekend, Yahoo has confirmed that it has purchased online photo collabo ...

  • Diller to buy Jeeves says New York Times

    Barry Diller's InterActive Corp is set to buy Ask Jeeves, the 4th largest search engine co ...

  • All Grown Up

    John & Yuko Garrett, two old friends from Tokyo, were visiting San Francisco this ...

  • code or developer, chicken or egg?

    Found this by browsing the popular links page on de.licio.us. Google has countered Yahoo's ...

  • Microsoft RSS Reader, Start.com

    I first heard about this from Richard MacManus' Read/Write Web and only now am getting a c ...

  • Statistically Improbable Phrases

    Via Paul Bausch is news of a feature in Amazon.com that runs analysis on books scanned int ...

  • Blogging and Meetup

    I'm going local on you, I know but I just wanted readers in the San Francisco/East Bay are ...

  • Ketchum on Blogs

    Nicholas Scibetta and Adam Brown at Ketchum discuss how the art of Public Relations can be ...

  • Fluid Market for Ringtones

    In the March 7th New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones writes about the cell phone ringtone indust ...

  • Little League

    Tyler debuted on his little league T-ball team this past weekend. In Japan they have s ...

  • Collective Loan Network

    The internet is a wonderful catalyst for busting apart black boxes that mediate experience ...

  • My Grandfather Died Last Night

    My Japanese grandfather passed away last night. Oji-chan was of the generation that li ...

  • Microsoft to Acquire Groove Networks, Ray Ozzie Will Join Mi ...

    Wow. This news took me totally by surprise. Groove is peer-to-peer collaboration software ...

  • Yahoo API plugin for Movable Type

    It was only a matter of time. Ken McCloskey over at Pixelabra has developed a plug-in to a ...

  • Reading vs. Scanning, Browsing vs. Searching

    A common objection to blogs is that because the medium is so easy to update and the cost s ...

  • Dining with Yahoo

    The folks at SFist write about their dinner with Yahoo where they get an insight into some ...

  • Nando Rebranded

    A sign of the times perhaps. Nando Times, one of the first online media organizations is b ...

  • 2MHost.com is now a Movable Type Hosting Partner

    I'm pleased to announce another Movable Type Hosting Partner. 2MHost offers an Movable Typ ...

  • TypePad in the Classroom

    Bud Gibson, who teaches at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, writes ab ...

  • Redwoods, Wine, & Seashore

    We went up to the Russian River this weekend to celebrate Izumi's birthday. The draw w ...

  • Steve Fossett, where are you going?

    When talking with Tyler this morning about Steve Fossett's solo flight around the world, m ...

  • Annoying Message from the Sponsor

    Don't you hate those corny flash movies that dance around in front of you like a spastic c ...

  • Pay-Per-View Blogging

    I'm a kottke.org micropatron. I was going to post (or should I say pile on) the comment ...

  • Yahoo Search API

    Just in time for it's 10 year anniversary, Yahoo opened up API access to its search platfo ...

  • ThinkEquity, Equity Research Demystified

    ThinkEquity Partners, a San Francisco based boutique investment firm, launched a blog for ...

  • Earings

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  • Daily Show on Bloggers

    In case you missed it, here's a link to the hilarious commentary on Jon Stewart's Daily sh ...

  • He shoots, He Scores!

    For the past month we've been sending Tyler to a local "supplemental educational cent ...

  • Feb 2005
  • "Like Mommy Does"

    We had some guests over for dinner on Saturday. Julia now insists on helping out and s ...

  • Monday Morning Read In

    Elise Bauer has published an update to her overview of blog tool market share and has dete ...

  • GPS Photoblog

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  • Rain, Rain, Go Away

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  • Middlesex Class of 1985

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  • Personal Privacy and Commercial Databases

    First ChoicePoint and now Westlaw. Both are in hot water because of news because of real a ...

  • Walking to school with my son

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  • Livingdot covered in the New York Times

    The folks at LivingDot let me know that they were covered in yesterday's New York Times. ...

  • Alex Wise

    I'm sitting here with Alex and he thinks that his website should be my homepage. ...

  • Microsoft AntiSpyware

    James LaLonde, who used left Microsoft to work for Network Associates as the head of their ...

  • Google Hubris?

    I just uninstalled Google Desktop Search which has been running alongside Yahoo Desktop Se ...

  • One veteran of Seventies politics says goodbye to another

    Jerry Brown, former Governor of California, democratic presidential candidate, and current ...

  • www.sixapart.com

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  • Internet Explorer Update this Summer

    Microsoft announced that it will be updating their Internet Explorer browser which hasn't ...

  • Smart Mobs

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  • Hawaii

    For those of you who were wondering where we were - we skipped out of town for a week in H ...

  • Local Newspapers

    Alameda Island, where I live, is one of the more wired neighborhoods in the Bay Area. This ...

  • TheNewPR/Wiki

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  • Girl's Day

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  • That's one way to get your company's name out there. . .

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  • Alameda Antique Fair

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  • The Mind of a Link Spammer

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  • Random Silliness

    Something to pull up on your co-worker's computer when they step away from their desk - it ...

  • Nisenholtz counterpoint to Dan Gillmor

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  • Ask Jeeves launches blog on TypePad

    Ask Jeeves moved to a shiny new office tower in Oakland and launched a shiny new blog to b ...

  • Six Apart Global Headquarters

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  • Pictures of the office

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  • BBC on blogs at school

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  • Rubel on Business Blogs

    Steve Rubel writes about The Rise of Business Blogs and covers the growth within Microsoft ...

  • Farking Google

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  • Yahoo cuts to the chase

    We've seen it played out over and over again. The internet has enabled consumers to go dir ...

  • Jan 2005
  • SiteDigger 2.0

    Foundstone, a subsidiary of McAffe publishes software called SiteDigger. The publishers de ...

  • Jupiter Blogs & ROI

    Closest thing I've see so far to a statement on the ROI of a corporate blog can be found o ...

  • A9 Yellow Pages, teaching an old dog new tricks

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  • Up on two wheels

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  • Napa

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  • Andy Lark

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  • New Communications Forum

    Just got back from two days at the New Communications Forum which was an interesting mix o ...

  • Taquitos.net

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  • Krap Dance

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  • GM Blogs

    I'm here at the New Communications Forum conference up in Napa, now in the second session ...

  • Bloggers vs. Journalists, it's Over says Jay Rosen

    NYU's Jay Rosen declares the "war" between New and Old Media over in a long keynote at the ...

  • Higher Relevance = Lower Ad Sales

    Kind of obvious when you think about it but if the industry were to continue down the path ...

  • Ukrainian man hasn't slept in 20 years

    I tend to be a bit of a night owl but I can't see how this is humanly possible. I used to ...

  • Blog University, Napa

    I'll be up in Napa tomorrow for the New Communications Forum Blog University. If any of yo ...

  • Google Video Search

    Google Labs just announced that they are now providing a video search engine. Details in a ...

  • Bring Down the Wall says Gilmor

    Dan Gillmor argues for the newspapers to unlock their archives from behind the pay wall an ...

  • "to the 40, to the 50, to the 60, he's going all the way on ...

    One of the nice things about walking Tyler to school each morning is that during those 15 ...

  • Speed Lumps

    I've heard of Speed Bumps and Speed Humps but here in Alameda we have Speed Lumps. Wha ...

  • TV while-u-wait

    While filling up on gas on the way to Tahoe the other weekend, I noticed that they had ...

  • Morning Walk

    We took the kids out for a longish walk this morning. It was a bit nippy (but nothing ...

  • IBM

    There is a very interesting theory about why IBM shed their vaunted ThinkPad & PC hard ...

  • Tahoe

    We went up to Tahoe last weekend to catch some of the record snows that have fallen on ...

  • Achenblog

    Washington Post's columnist Joel Achenbach is up and running on TypePad for his Achenblog. ...

  • Technorati Tag Bookmarklet

    Only a day out and someone's already created a bookmarklet to make it easier to add tags t ...

  • Zoomer's Brilliant Idea #194

    How do you get a 3-year old girl to drink her cold medicine? Slap a Hello Kitty sticker ...

  • Technorati Tags

    Our friends at Technorati have launched a service that pulls together a view of the blogos ...

  • Steve Case talks his game

    One thing I love about being in the Bay Area is that there are so many interesting eve ...

  • Commuting Choices

    At long last our offices are now up in San Francisco so I am no longer taking the auto ...

  • Movable Type Hosting Partner page

    For those of you who subscribe to this site via RSS (and for the benefit of the crawlers o ...

  • Frequent Flier Miles as Currency

    According to a story in The Guardian, The Economist reports that if you added up the v ...

  • Scoble's Business Blog Book

    Microsoft Blogger, Robert Scoble, and seasoned PR pro, Shel Israel, are working on a new b ...

  • Harley-Davidson, Japanese Engine?

    I took my father in law out to visit a motorcycle distributor where he was hoping to get a ...

  • Buzz Marketing with Blogs

    I haven't had a chance to skim this yet but it should be of interest to anyone thinking of ...

  • Six Apart & Live Journal

    The internet has been on fire the past few days here at Six Apart sales with the announcem ...

  • Class of '84 Update

    Dear Middlesex School Class of '84, Last time around, a fair amount of people wrote in ...

  • Credit History

    So I'm almost done updating my addresses on all the various magazines, credit cards, frequ ...

  • Monterey

    For the last weekend of the year, we travelled two hours south to Monterey where we st ...

  • Livingdot.com

    I'm happy to announce our second Movable Type Hosting Partner, livingdot.com. ...

  • Dec 2004
  • just a little light

    I've been trying to come to grips with the news coming in about the Indian Ocean Tsunami. ...

  • Have a Great Day!

    You know you're not in New Jersey anymore when even the roadsigns greet you with e ...

  • Battelle on "Sell Side Advertising"

    I missed this the first time around but John Battelle's description of how Overture and Ad ...

  • Christmas Eve

    We were invited to the Central Baptist Church by Betty, our landlord of two months, while ...

  • Media Temple

    Media Temple is our first hosting partner to offer Movable Type integrated into their host ...

  • Udell on the definition of Blog

    Jon Udell hits the mark again. I should be packing up for our big move up to the city (sta ...

  • James Lileks on Old Media

    The Daily Peg pulls together some choice zingers from Star Tribune columnist and prolific ...

  • Run, Robot, Run

    Honda made a robot that can run.

  • Hamako Sushi

    Last night Izumi and I went to Sushi Hamako on Carl Street in San Francisco. Run by a ...

  • Care Package

    We sent a care package to a friend's cousin who is on the front lines in Iraq. Ramen n ...

  • New TypePad Widget

    Today we launched a new sidebar widget which pulls in your Amazon wishlist and displays th ...

  • Playing Father Christmas

    Tonight I had the rare privilege of keeping the dream alive for some 70 kids who came to o ...

  • Thai Brunch in Berkeley

    We finally made it to the Thai Brunch place in Berkeley that my sister has been wantin ...

  • Office Party

    On Friday, my company held its Christmas Party in its new offices in San Francisco which a ...

  • MSN Desktop Search

    I can barely keep up! On Monday, MSN announced the beta of their Desktop search toolbar. A ...

  • FCC and Doraemon

    This is old news but Terrie Lloyd, who's always good a picking up tidbits for his excellen ...

  • Yahoo Desktop Search

    Yahoo! throws down a card in the ever escalating search wars. Based on X1, the Yahoo engin ...

  • Santa Mail

    Izumi's been feeling under the weather for the past few days with a stomach virus so I've ...

  • OhmyNews interviews Dan Gillmor

    OhmyNews, one of the very first citizen journalist sites, interviews Dan Gillmor on his th ...

  • Christmas Party

    We had a gaggle of folks over for dinner on the weekend. Dav rolled up on his motorbike, f ...

  • You can almost taste it

    Izumi's junior high classmate is an accomplished photographer and worth checking out f ...

  • Mother & Daughter

    Julia still wakes up pretty regularly at around 11pm wanting the quick reassurance of her ...

  • Field Trip

    Today everyone in the office loaded up into a bus and headed up to San Francisco to se ...

  • Howard Stern on Blogs

    Robin Quivers asks "What's a blog?" and Howard Stern rails on. In typical New Yo ...

  • Dan Gillmor moving on

    Dan Gillmor of the San Jose Mercury News writes in his blog that he is moving on to work f ...

  • Real Time Posting

    I was at a panel discussion down in Santa Clara last night and was called into action to b ...

  • December 9th TiE SIG meeting

    I took notes at the inaugural meeting of the new TiE Special Interest Group focused on the ...

  • "Wikis, Blogs and Other Four Letter Words: Next Wave of Inte ...

    Reporting to you live from the TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)  event in Santa Clara wh ...

  • Isn't She Beautiful?

    An old website I started with my dad and a group of friends while living in Tokyo just ...

  • BusinessWeek on Blogs

    Commenting on the nascent growth of ad supported weblogs, BusinessWeek says that Madison A ...

  • Kids in a timeshifted world

    Tivo - television on your own terms. What would the world be like for kids that grow up kn ...

  • Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph

    This photo will only mean something to a select few people in world. I am honored to c ...

  • Julia on IM

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  • MSN Spaces

    I've been staying up late playing around with Microsoft's new blogging tool, MSN Spaces. S ...

  • Cold Snap - News at 10!

    Izumi and I had a laugh at the news this evening.  They top story was the cold weathe ...

  • Nov 2004
  • The end of media as we know it

    The creepy tone of the background music sets the stage for this look back at the demise of ...

  • Stormy Monday

    It started when the cinnamon toast caught fire in the oven and had to be put out with a sa ...

  • Slow News Day in Japan

    I just love the Crime column in the English language Yomiuri. It's either about some extre ...

  • Le Monde invites readers to the conversation

    Going one step further than The Guardian newsblog which is open to reader comments, Le Mon ...

  • Christmas Lights

    So we live on a street that's also known as "Christmas Tree Lane" and while we're not goin ...

  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving at the Yarrington's - good company, food, drink, and (most importantly fo ...

  • Visitors

    Izumi's old friends from Guam, Kazumi and Akiko are visiting today on their way back f ...

  • Marqui's "Blogosphere Program"

    Internetnews.com writes that Marqui is paying bloggers ($800/month) to mention their produ ...

  • Tokyo Storm Drains

    This has absolutely nothing to do with media, technology, or finance but hey, it's the hol ...

  • SuperDeluxe is the Best in Asia

    Our friends over at Klein Dytham architecture have made Time Magazine's Best of Asia list ...

  • White Rabbit

    Now I know where Jefferson Airplane gets their inspiration for their songs. Chinese ca ...

  • Boating with my neighbor

    My neighbor has a small powerboat that he takes out to cruise around the Bay, includin ...

  • Tim O'Reilly on Web 2.0

    Richard of  Read/Write Web interviews Tim O'Reilly on the idea of Web 2.0 which, since the ...

  • Fresh Fish

    We made our way up to the 99 Ranch Market, in El Cerrito for a spot of shopping. The m ...

  • Wise Guy

    When the kids ask for something without saying "please," we teach them to use th ...

  • Blogs for the Enterprise

    I'm starting a new category today to bring together news about the inevitable march of blo ...

  • Soccer Champion

    Last Sunday was the last day of the Alameda Soccer club season. Tyler's coach, Jim Koermer ...

  • Library Card

    Now that we have a permanent address and can prove to the local library that we're not ...

  • Giant Robo

    I finally got the digital camera hooked up to the Mac and pulled out the photos that were ...

  • MSN Desktop Search

    Windows fan site Neowin leaks screenshots of the makeover of Lookout, the two man company ...

  • That's not so funny!

    Tyler accused me of lying last night. He said I had deceived him when I was describing the ...

  • Tivo Sells Out?

    The LA Times reports that Tivo will now insert advertiser logos onto the screen when you f ...

  • A picture is worth a thousand comments

    We've all seen how the comments section of a blog can sometimes turn into a pile-on of epi ...

  • More details on Apple's Spotlight

    A technical document recently posted on Apple's developer site details Spotlight, the new ...

  • Guessing what you're after

    I just downloaded Firefox 1.0 this morning and with my Noia theme there's a big blue lolli ...

  • Mothballs!

    This photo is from a couple of weeks ago when we were still in the rental but it shows ...

  • Playing with WYSIWYG

    Having fun with the new TypePad interface that lets you create and edit posts using a ...

  • Naked Stowaway

    I've never needed to catch a flight this badly. ...

  • Oct 2004
  • Show me the money

    We just got our absentee ballots from New Jersey today. We didn't think we really should r ...

  • Boxes and Bubble Wrap

    It's been a whirlwind few days with the movers, unpacking, transferring license plates to ...

  • Sad is a rainbow

    We traded in "Flash," our 4 year old Honda Odyssey, for a new Mazda MPV which is small ...

  • State of the blogosphere: Big Media vs. Blogs

    I would be remiss if I did not mention that David Sifry recently published an analysis of ...

  • WinFS as a GUI to Search

    Microsoft blogger Dare Obasanjo digs at Google's Desktop Search and points to data visuali ...

  • Craigslist vs. Newspaper Classifieds

    More clouds on the horizon for papers that don't change their ways. Steve Outing writes in ...

  • Shopping Cart Lady

    One thing about moving from a small, rural town to a semi-urban community is that you run ...

  • Using Web 2.0 for an instant storefront

    Richard Soderberg writes on a quick and easy way to tie together a number of web services ...

  • Somtimes a bumpersticker is better than a blog

    Chris Shipley writes on her experience trying to use blogs to move opinions and gain aware ...

  • Paperwork

    We signed our loan papers for the new house today. The stack of forms we needed to sign wa ...

  • Google Desktop Search

    In a move that took everyone by surprise, Google announced a new downloadable product that ...

  • isbushwired.com

    The blogosphere is on fire about the strange lump on the back of Bush's suit during the fi ...

  • Fenton's Creamery

    Went back to visit an old college haunt with the Karp's this weekend. Fenton's on Pied ...

  • everwas.com

    As I was listening to the radio the other day and the Talking Head's song Once in a Lifeti ...

  • Can there be two "internets"

    Watching the second presidential debate and just caught another verbal slip to go with the ...

  • AOL dumps Netscape?

    I'm not sure I totally follow what's going on here but CNet reports today that they are no ...

  • Web 2.0

    I realize I'm getting liberal with the "Milestone" tag but it truly seems as if we are liv ...

  • How News Gets Made

    What a week! Amidst all the excitement of Web 2.0, we announced that we raised $10 million ...

  • Snap.com

    At Web 2.0 this week and saw Idealab's Bill Gross announce the release of snap.com - a new ...

  • From Vivisimo comes, Clutsy the Search Engine

    From Vivisimo comes, Clutsy the search engine which has elicited guffaws over it's name, c ...

  • Blogs on Jeopardy

    As a self-titled weblog about the intersection of media, technology, and finance, the appe ...

  • Reunion Brunch

    The other great thing that happened this weekend is that we hooked up with some old fr ...

  • More ways to get there. A9 from Amazon

    Amazon's A9 came out of beta with much fanfare and continues to get rave reviews because o ...

  • Home at Last!

    Almost two months to the day of searching and we finally got the house of our dreams. We a ...

  • Fear Monger

    How do you win an election when you've driven up the national debt, sent 90% of the ac ...

  • The uncertain future of Internet Explorer?

    It's been three years since a significant update to IE. Has Microsoft abandoned IE? Micr ...

  • Sep 2004
  • Mexed Missages?

    Phew! The first presidential debate is over and President Bush grasped to his single flip ...

  • Google News Forever in Beta

    Why has Google News been in Beta for three years? Because as soon as they try and place ad ...

  • Improving RSS

    In response to the growing popularity of RSS and it's increasing demands for bandwidth, Bl ...

  • Big Blue Masala

    IBM will release a new corporate search engine, the "DB2 Information Integrator" (code-nam ...

  • Flying

    Michael Karp, our new friend in Alameda, took Tyler and I up for a spin around the Bay ...

  • The Political Bias of Algorithms

    In a review of the Google and Yahoo news sites in Online Journalism Review, Ethan Zuckerma ...

  • They Came From Hollywood

    I had to post this magnificent screen shot from a game that I can't wait to play. The ...

  • iPod Scroll Wheel

    Ask any iPod user what they like the most about their device, and most will probably m ...

  • This story has legs

    This week's Time Magazine has Dan Rather on the cover with the title, "Who Owns the T ...

  • Surfing One Huge Wave

    The site that hosts this video tries to pawn this off as a shot of someone surfing Hurrica ...

  • House Hunting

    Tyler and Julia now get in on the game and construct the perfect home with sofa pillow ...

  • Cracking open the nut

    In contrast to my earlier post, The Guardian writes about the benefits of online versions ...

  • Old Media: Beacon or Servant?

    Over on Due Diligence, Tim Oren posts a lengthy but well-worth it read summarizing the con ...

  • Otis School Picnic

    Tyler's school had a school-wide picnic today. Jello eating, three-legged racing, wate ...

  • NJ Mother thrown out of Laura Bush Rally

    Not local news for us anymore but Sue Niederer, a mother who lives up the road from our ol ...

  • Firefox moves into 1.0

    The popular alternative to Microsoft Explorer, Mozillla's Firefox, released it's 1.0 previ ...

  • The much overstated demise of RSS

    CNet today sums up the current debate of the future of RSS. Robert Scoble at Microsoft set ...

  • Crazy Weather, Man

    Watched an entertaining report from a CNN weatherman "reporting live from the eye of H ...

  • The Dark Voice of Internet Evil

    A new worm is making the rounds of the internet and this one speaks to you. The Amus wor ...

  • Soccer

    Today was Tyler's first day as a member of the Alameda Soccer Club. I have to say that ...

  • North Korean Nukes?

    Mushroom Cloud Reported over North Korea - do we have another member of the nuclear club, ...

  • Fairyland

    I've posted a few photos from our Labor Day outing to Oakland's Fairlyland. ...

  • Monitoring Blogs

    The San Jose Mercury News did a piece this week on companies turning to new tools to track ...

  • Balloons

    The presidential campaign is not even over but I think they're right to say that this is t ...

  • Try, Try Again

    Launched in August 2001, NASA's Genesis was a delicate unmanned spacecraft designed to ...

  • From the ground up

    The price of homes are so high and the opportunities for massive appreciation on the s ...

  • Blood Check

    Tyler went to the doctor on Friday to get a checkup for Kindergarten. Along with various s ...

  • Dekka Ranger

    Because all of our stuff is in storage, we have to make do with whatever we have and i ...

  • Dancin' In the Streets

    Songwriter for The Grateful Dead and, more recently, The String Cheese Incident, cattle r ...

  • Tyler's First Day of Kindergarten

    Today was Tyler's first day of school. Here are the before and after photos of the day ...

  • Aug 2004
  • Electric Coils & Chickens

    A shot of our kitchen/dinning room which looks like one of those life-sized dioramas ...

  • Increased Entropy

    Living in a one bedroom, furnished apartment, with a pull out sofa bed for the kids, h ...

  • Welcome to California!

    Our cars arrive. ...

  • House-Hunting, A Play in 12 Acts. . .

    . . . and if feels like we're still in the First Act! Another weekend of driving around lo ...

  • in his hands

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  • Urinal Cake

    Tyler came up with another good one today. Why the heck do they call those things they ...

  • "It'll blow up"

    Tyler is just full of questions and sometimes he just asks them to see if I'm listening. I ...

  • New Category: Alameda

    As we begin to put down roots (no, we don't have a permanent home yet) I thought it only f ...

  • Gold Medal

    They did it! ...

  • Olympians

    Big race coming up for two Olympians that I used to work with at Factiva. Pete Cipollone a ...

  • Web as Platform

    In the initial post that kicked off this blog, I said that I would focus on how the promis ...

  • Temporary Space

    We left Pennington, our home of four years, in the early morning fog to catch our flight t ...

  • 350 boxes on the wall. . .

    Just got through packing up 350 boxes of stuff that's all going on a trailer truck tom ...

  • Krugman v. O'Reilly

    Caught the tail end of the "gloves come off" debate between Paul Krugman and Bill O'Reilly ...

  • Breather

    We took some time off from the house hunt today to spend some time enjoying the beautiful ...

  • Toilet Tank

    Don't worry, the toilet flushes without disturbing the fish and you have to admit, it's s ...

  • Bush's Blog

    You know your industry is getting into the mainstream consciousness when The Onion doe ...

  • Touchdown

    We took JetBlue from JFK to Oakland for a change of pace. And what a pleasant surprise! Th ...

  • Bloggers and the DNC

    A lot of people are reading about weblogs and bloggers for the first time in the media cov ...

  • Say it ain't so. . .

    After much anticipated fanfare, Microsoft launched NewsBot into beta for it's headline MSN ...

  • Geranimo!

    Tyler's got the right idea - this is the way to enjoy Summer. We're off on Tuesday for ...

  • Jul 2004
  • Leaving Do

    Thank you everyone that made it last night to my send off. It was great to reminisce abou ...

  • MSN Newsbot - US Version

    UPDATE: Correction. I see that the US Newsbot site has launched this morning and is framed ...

  • Expensive Tastes

    Julia, who often sleeps between us, woke up this morning and let us know her breakfast wis ...

  • MSN Newsbot expands coverage

    Depending upon your perspective, Microsoft is either dancing around or zoning in on perfec ...

  • 24 Hours Non-Stop Blogging

    Hooray to Mie and Dav who just finished 24 hours of non-stop blogging. ...

  • Tokyo & New York Photos

    I finally got around to posting pictures from my trip to Japan and while I was at it, a we ...

  • Wonderful Web World

    As I look for the cross-section of schools and interesting-but-reasonably-priced places to ...

  • For Sale

    On Wednesday, the real estate agent's "For Sale" sign went up on our home. I knew this ...

  • Click Fraud

    Write up in CNet on a dark secret known amongst the interactive advertising industry. Ther ...

  • On things being in more than one place

    Infoworld's Jon Udell posts outtakes from his interview with Quentin Clark, the director o ...

  • LexisNexis Total Search

    Lexis, the legal research division of Reed Elsevier, announced enhancements to a product c ...

  • New Category - Browsers

    Today I'm launching a new category to follow the march of progress of alternatives to Micr ...

  • Back "home"

    We made it back to rainy New Jersey late yesterday. Before unpacking, we let some of our n ...

  • Head Fake

    Psych! We were quietly settling in for our flight (Continental 008) from Tokyo to Newark w ...

  • Scam Baiter

    Funny story posted on BBC about a man who got a Nigerian scammer to paint the number 9 on ...

  • Lookout Purchased by Microsoft

    Surprise, Surprise. Lookout, the Outlook add-in that I've been touting for some time now, ...

  • Google as a Gateway

    Adam Penenberg writes in his Wired story, Searching for The New York Times, that there is ...

  • Little "t"

    I'm in Tokyo for the week catching up with the family who has been here for the past m ...

  • Gary interviews Gary

    I'm on a plane to Tokyo for a week of time with the family but wanted to post links to a c ...

  • Rip-cord

    Today I announced my resignation from Factiva. I've been contemplating a move for seve ...

  • Tyler's Dinosaur

    Three things came together to bring this picture online. (1) Tyler had the idea to dra ...

  • Lego Spiderman

    Last weekend Dav mentioned that he was so impressed with the quality of the animation ...

  • San Francisco for the weekend

    With the family away it seemed like a good time to get away for a quick trip out to the le ...

  • Oops!

    The New York Post jumped the gun on their morning edition and picked the wrong horse f ...

  • The Independent on Search

    Charles Arthur, who writes for the UK paper, The Independent puts the Search conundrum in ...

  • You think your job is tough?

    One in a series of pictures titled, "Quit Complaining About Your Job" that landed in m ...

  • Email is broken

    Peter Coffee writes in Goodbye to Email that spam, phishing, and the hide-and-seek games t ...

  • High-Tech Tour

    The 101st Tour de France started on July 3rd and Lance Armstrong will be going for an unpr ...

  • Search, not Sort

    Wired files this story on Apple's announcement of Spotlight. In Jobs' scheme, the hierarc ...

  • Spotlight Developer's Kit

    Just dug around a bit and see that Apple will be providing a Developer's Kit to extend Spo ...

  • SUV No Swimee

    Meanwhile in Hawai'i - Pat Campanella gave his wife Mimi driving lessons and she over ...

  • Wall Street Journal picks up scent

    Front Page of yesterday's Marketplace section has two stories, side-by-side, picking up on ...

  • Jun 2004
  • MSN Search Preview

    Microsoft announced a ...

  • Sharkbait

    Just got back from a night out with some friends that took us to a pig roast in Bucks ...

  • Spotlight

    Apple announced the next version of their OS, codenamed "Tiger" which has an improved loca ...

  • The Google Supercomputer

    One node in the discussion of the internet as a new platform is the meme of Google specifi ...

  • Fuhghet-about-it

    The quote below is from a note sent to my father who, after living over 25 years in Ja ...

  • Google Search Appliance 2.0

    First launched in 2002, the Google Search Appliance is a rack-mounted unit designed to cra ...

  • URL is the new command line

    Flash forward to where we in this debate today. John Gruber points out in his post The Loc ...

  • The Web as a Platform

    Today I'm starting a new weblog that will focus on a discussion that has been gaining mome ...

  • 4th Fridays in Pennington

    Starting yesterday evening, the Pennington Borough Business Council has started organi ...

  • Should the FBI be renamed the FIB?

    More on my theory that key indicators to the Al-Qaeda threat were lost in the shuffle due ...

  • ugoff.com

    Boing Boing points to another mini-site put up by the Miami-based ad agency behind Subserv ...

  • New Jersey Indiscrete

    What do you get when your state is wedged between New York City and Philadelphia? Lots ...

  • Lost in Translation?

    "Al Qaeda Link To Iraq May Be Confusion Over Names" carried in the Washington Post made th ...

  • Some Villagers prefer to take to the air rather than water o ...

    The local paper in Loudon, TN finally got around to running a story on our April trip. ...

  • Request for Response

    I've been asked to pull together news and updates from my classmates at my high school and ...

  • Pleasant Valley Road

    My neighbor gave me an old mountain bike which I fixed up and took out riding this wee ...

  • Class Self Portraits

    Finally got around to scanning in Tyler's class self-portraits that were given out at ...

  • Wanna join the RNC?

    Today I received an envelope in the mail not unlike those junk bank mailings that ask ...

  • Friendster Andy

    UPDATE: I have learned that this was an actual college essay written by someone named Hugh ...

  • Picture Thread

    I have no idea who this poor fellow is but this hilarous running commentary on one of the ...

  • Questions

    Izumi and the kids are away in Japan for a month so Tyler could attend the last few weeks ...

  • Mad Ernie Fletcher

    Kentucky Governer Ernie Fletcher was the source of widespread panic in the Capitol yes ...

  • Nashville

    Greetings for Nashville, Tennessee where I am writing to you from the Factiva booth wh ...

  • Ride of the Valkyries

    I'm not normally a muscle bike type of person but the image of the new 1800cc Honda Va ...

  • May 2004
  • Memorial Day Parade

    All the kids on the block entered as the "East Franklin Wheelers" in this year's Memor ...

  • Pig Roast

    Yesterday, the Cirullo's held their annual Pig Roast. They grew up in the area and the ...

  • Cicadas

    Thanks to Aunt Karen for the image. They're friggin' everywhere in the neighboring ...

  • Finale

    Tyler's Pre-K class gave an end of the year performance today. They've been practicing the ...

  • Drifting Away

    The roar of the hot air jet was all that warned us to look up and catch Mr. Blackwell ...

  • Strawberries!

    The weekly harvests have begun at our local organic farm, the Watershed, where we spli ...

  • Cool Email Alias

    I normally just delete the junk email that lands in my box but this one caught my eye just ...

  • Allowance

    Oh man! I just found a PDF of Bush's request for more funds referred to below and it's eve ...

  • Paul Krugman on Japan

    Poking around to look for the latest Krugman column in which he illustrates the arrogance ...

  • The Extraordinary Private Cellar of Doris Duke

    Bottles of the first ever Vintage (1921) of Dom Pérignon, 1929 Château d'Yquem, 1934 Rom ...

  • p-p-p-powerbook

    I normally feel sorry when the web swarms around something they want to make fun of bu ...

  • Hassles

    Poor ol' Cory at boingboing posts long and lengthy about the frustrations of getting a cel ...

  • Middlesex 20th Reunion

    Last weekend we drove up to Concord, MA for my 20th high school reunion. Middlesex Sch ...

  • Cherry Blossoms

    The rainstorm last night brought down many of the cherry blossoms from the tree that overh ...

  • Number 5

    It's been a grueling curriculum at St. Matthew's Little Leisure this year. Tyler's pre-K c ...

  • Shopping

    Flash, the name Tyler gave our trusty green Honda Odyssey served as our chariot for a ...

  • Busy Saturday (part II)

    So we moved on from Sean's birthday party with it's clown/magician and pinata to a cel ...

  • Birthday Party

    Just got back from the first of three parties today - this one had a magic show delive ...

  • Apr 2004
  • Cheetah

    Tyler's been acting out that he's a ferocious cheetah these days. If there's something ...

  • ebay wedding dress

    Just when I thought I was going to close out my posts for the day, a colleague sent me ...

  • E-book revival

    Sony has just released it's LIBRE e-book based on the Boston-based company, E-Ink tech ...

  • Ford Sportka

    While down in Tennessee, Uncle David showed me the controversial ad campaign that has put ...

  • Tennessee

    Last weekend we travelled to Knoxville, Tennessee where we visited with my Uncle Dave, ...

  • Photo Albums

    Finally starting to catch up on our recent travels with new photo albums for the Cancun an ...

  • BloggerCon II

    I'm in Boston at BloggerCon II. This is following a week vacation in Cancun. The cycle of ...

  • Happy Friday

    Izumi was sent an anonymous email with a link to www.albinoblacksheep.com which has got to ...

  • Sister

    Was out in San Francisco to visit my younger sister and her boyfriend Dav. Here we ar ...

  • Mar 2004
  • Box House

    It may be a little cold in the Winter but if we ever find a nice plot of land overlook ...

  • Tyler's 5th Birthday

      We celebrated Tyler's fifth birthday today by renting out the local gymnastics hall. ...

  • Living in New England

    Something about living in the Northeast, turns your blood thicker or something. Driving ar ...

  • Tyler's alternative views

    Tyler's alternative views on the world are a never ending source of wonder. This morning, ...

  • It's still not over

    Just when I thought we were past this most recent storm. . . Wet snow will overspread the ...

  • Another Snow Day

      Just when you thought it was time for Spring. . .look what I woke up to this morning! ...

  • Rummy Blustered

    Rummy Blustered on Face the Nation SCHIEFFER: Well, let me just ask you this. If they d ...

  • Mr. Broemel visits his old house

    Last Fall we had a visit from an old man and his daughter. The daughter told us that h ...

  • Beautiful vistas in Hopewell

      Beautiful vistas in Hopewell Valley - crisp Spring air. ...

  • Bro & Sis

    Tyler & Julia re-live the Daytona 500. ...

  • Beaver Damage

      Beautiful weather last weekend (ignore the fact that it's snowing today) and we went ...

  • Thug

      Julia practices her thug look - "you gotta problem with 'dat?" ...

  • Smile

      Smile for the camera! ...

  • Sushi Bar Cam

    Our old neighborhood sushi shop in Tokyo now has a webcam! Gosh, this makes me miss Japan. ...

  • NYC

    Went into NYC yesterday to check out the Search Engine Strategies show at the Hilton ...

  • Train Station Melodies

    Update (Aug. 2012): replaced link. A charming site that plays back a collection of Japa ...

  • Feb 2004
  • AOLiza

    This is pretty rich. Remember the old AI program Eliza? AOLiza Using a publicly available ...

  • Yewww. . .

    From the more than you ever wanted to know department, here's this posting about Vile acts ...

  • Spring in the Air?

    I went running outside for the first time this year!

  • Happy Kid

    Today we had a chat with Tyler's teacher and she reports that he is a good listener with i ...

  • Solar System

    I taught Tyler a little bit about the solar system and I could tell he was taking it in an ...

  • Names

    Next time you need to come up with an interesting cast of characters for a short story, tr ...

  • Jan 2004
  • Birthday

    Julia concentrates on the task at hand for her 2nd birthday. ...

  • Cyber-shot DSC-T1

     Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T1 One of the great things about the inlaws visiting from Tokyo ...

  • Reward

    You know you live in an affluent neighborhood when you see reward amounts like this. T ...

  • Snow Day

    It snowed today. We went sledding. ...

  • iTunes fun

    We had a blast after dinner today with a new game we made up using Apple's iTunes software ...

  • Bunk Bed

    We built up a bunk bed for Tyler and Julia this weekend and have moved them into their own ...

  • Rockettes

    We went into Manhattan for Christmas Day, waking up early to open presents and then jumpin ...

  • Dec 2003
  • Snow

    Choice shot from the other weekend's snowstorm. Tyler's all clued into this Christm ...

  • Winter

    We got snowed in last weekend with over ten inches. Tyler and I jumped into a neighbor's 4 ...

  • Nov 2003
  • Leaf Blowers

    The last of the leaf-blowers has been put away and the lawns are clear for the first winte ...

  • Local Vineyard in New Jersey

    We have a local vineyard. Our friends brought over a bottle of their 2001 Merlot and it wa ...

  • Moblog

      My sister was just over for a visit with her and took lots of photos for her moblog s ...

  • Important Lesson

    Tyler learned an important lesson today. He came up to me over the weekend all excited bec ...

  • Oct 2003
  • Sushi Brief

    A legal brief submitted somewhat tongue-in-cheek by a harried junior paralegal in response ...

  • Tyler writes his name

    Tyler informed us today that he was ready to write his name and he proudly produced th ...

  • arnold

    Japanese DirecTV advertisement from several years ago depicting Arnie in a position of ...

  • Halloween

    Yep, Halloween's just around the corner and the kids are already comparing their costumes. ...

  • Fashion

    Tyler's beginning to get a sense of fashion. The other day he wanted to dress himself and ...

  • Sep 2003
  • Wifi Spray

    Now I know what I need to do to get that Cisco card of mine to talk to my Linksys - WiFi S ...

  • This dude has way too much time on his hands

    This dude has way too much time on his hands but hey, I love all that conspiracy stuff, a ...

  • Lights Out

    Then it's lights out for all. ...

  • Mother and daughter

    Mother and daughter in the shade. ...

  • Julia on the Swingset

    Julie poses by the swingset. ...

  • Jamie & Heather get married

    Daddy reads down the list of Top 15 reasons why Jamie should marry Heather "# 10 - ...

  • Bubbles

    Julia blew some bubbles. . . ...

  • Farm Boy

    Tyler fed the pigs and found a pumpkin. . . ...

  • Perfect Afternoon

    The weather was spectacular, blue skies, great friends new & old, good grub and dr ...

  • High School roommates

    Jamie Kidder's wedding was a time of old reunions as I hooked up with other old roomma ...

  • Vermont

    After a week in Hawaii where we hooked up with the rest of the Takei Clan including th ...

  • Hot Tub

    Upon arrival we quickly took advantage of the Takei's hot tub which overlooks the trop ...

  • Jet Set

    So we're finally back to normal after a whirlwind of travel that took us to Hawaii and ...

  • Luau > Vermont

    We just got back from a week and a half holiday that took us to Hawaii (where we whooped i ...

  • Aug 2003
  • Blogs

    Blogs have now entered into the mainstream. AOL is releasing a blog package for all its su ...

  • Blackout

    They're calling it the largest blackout the Northeast has ever seen. The Blackout captures ...

  • Gross National Cool

    Do you think Japan is Cool? "Japan is reinventing superpower—again. Instead of collapsi ...

  • Jul 2003
  • Tyler's First Joke

    Tyler told his first joke: Q: Why did the cow cross the road? A: To go to the mooovi ...

  • Sketches

    I've been meaning to post these for a long time now. Tyler's first sketches of mom & d ...

  • Amtrak

    I'm writing this on the train ride from hell on the way home from a three day trip to Bost ...

  • Jury Duty

    My number's finally come up - I've been summoned to appear at the Mercer County Court Hous ...

  • Julia

    Julia doesn't quite have the card up the right way around but it's the thought that co ...

  • Honda Cog

    This may be old news to some of you out there but I just can't get over how amazing Honda' ...

  • Branch down

    Just yesterday had a 20' branch come down off a tree in our front yard. We're lucky no ...

  • Jun 2003
  • Cruise Missile

    Amazing what folks can build in their garage these days. A fellow in New Zealand built a c ...

  • Philly

    We spent the day in Philadelphia today which is easier to get in and out of than NYC. Saw ...

  • Hawaii Pictures

    It now seems like a distant memory but yes, we were in Hawaii a few weeks ago. ...

  • May 2003
  • Hawaii

    Just got back from a week's holiday in Hawaii where we hooked up with Izumi's parents. Abs ...

  • Apr 2003
  • Easter

    Easter at the Murtlands. Young Harriet and Julia look on like two Victorian matrons while ...

  • The Perfect Gift

    I know exactly what to get Tyler for his next birthday . . . From catholicshopper.c ...

  • "Daddy is not a jungle gym"

    "Daddy is not a jungle gym!" I should know better than to play Medeski, Martin & Wood ...

  • Mar 2003
  • Resemblance

    The resemblance of my daughter to my sister is striking. ...

  • New Hope & Ivy Railroad

    A banner weekend for weather which we took advantage of by heading out early to get a tabl ...

  • Thanks be to the Gods of the Internet!

    Thanks be to the Gods of the Internet! After trawling various chat rooms a kind soul named ...

  • X-Files

    We're in big trouble. Izumi's friend sent us a blank video tape and a request that we tape ...

  • Joe's Crab Shack

    Yesterday was Tyler's 4th birthday so we took him to his favorite place, Joe's Crab Shack ...

  • Lost Angels

    I was away last weekend at a conference in Los Angeles. Missed the lovely Spring weather b ...

  • Philly Waterfront

    We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather on Sunday to visit the submarine Becuna ...

  • Art Day

    Today was an art day. Morning took us to the Princeton Museum of Art where a kind an p ...

  • Was over in Tokyo last month

    Was over in Tokyo last month with the family in tow for the launch of the Japanese interfa ...

  • Live Phish

    Saw a pretty hot Phish show at the Philly Spectrum last week. Great to see an East Coa ...

  • Feb 2003
  • A lighter look

    A lighter look at the scary events in the Middle East are laid out in this Flash-based str ...

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