Month: November 2004

  • White Rabbit

    White Rabbit

    Now I know where Jefferson Airplane gets their inspiration for their song, Chinese candy!

  • Boating with my neighbor

    Boating with my neighbor

    My neighbor has a small powerboat that he takes out to cruise around the Bay, including over to SBC Park where he’s got season tickets to see the Giants. This morning, at his invitation, Tyler and I went out to cruise around Alameda Island passing the giant cargo cranes (pictured) on the way out of […]

  • 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 conference, has become the codeword for the web as a platform meme. Here’s Tim on RSS: I mean it’s the classic example of Clayton Christensen’s innovator’s dilemma. When HTML came out everybody said “Hey this is so crude, you can’t […]

  • Fresh Fish

    We made our way up to the 99 Ranch Market, in El Cerrito for a spot of shopping. The market is part of a larger complex which, once you enter the doors, transports you to what could be any mall in Hong Kong. Tanks of live fish, crabs, lobster, oysters, clams, even a white catfish […]

  • Wise Guy

    When the kids ask for something without saying "please," we teach them to use the magic word. This morning when I prompted Tyler with, "What’s the magic word?" Tyler said: Abracadabra! In other news, Tyler also mis-spoke on a present given to him by Grandma Takei. It’s a small, light green teddy bear that has […]

  • Blogs for the Enterprise

    I’m starting a new category today to bring together news about the inevitable march of blogs into the corporate space. InfoWorld talks with Google about it’s internal use of Blogger and the benefits they’ve seen from it: "Since then, we have seen a lot of different uses of blogs within the firewall: people keeping track […]

  • Soccer Champion

    Last Sunday was the last day of the Alameda Soccer club season. Tyler’s coach, Jim Koermer, was amazing. He went out of his way to bake a cake (with little soccer men on it) and on his own dime bought all the kids a trophy; everyone was beaming. Thanks Coach!

  • Library Card

    Now that we have a permanent address and can prove to the local library that we’re not going to pinch their books, Izumi was able to get Tyler his library card. Only one other litmus test – he needs to be able to write his own name.

  • Giant Robo

    I finally got the digital camera hooked up to the Mac and pulled out the photos that were sitting in storage. Here’s a photo of the giant robot that I constructed with my neighbors out of some of the empty moving boxes.

  • MSN Desktop Search

    Windows fan site Neowin leaks screenshots of the makeover of Lookout, the two man company that Microsoft recently purchased. The index, of course, only works across the browser cache in Internet Explorer. Here’s to hoping that Google goes for differentiation by configuring their Desktop search to index the Firefox cache.