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dsc02417.jpgJulia still wakes up pretty regularly at around 11pm wanting the quick reassurance of her mother. It’s now a routine. I go upstairs where she is crying in bed, scoop her out of the darkness of her bed, then I bring her down to the couch where Izumi and I are usually watching the evening news. Julia usually drifts off to sleep 10 or 15 minutes later but this evening there was something that was keeping her attention this evening and the picture to the left was just too perfect.

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Field Trip

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Today everyone in the office loaded up into a bus and headed up to San Francisco to see our new office into which we’re moving in January. Everyone was in high spirits, the offices in San Mateo are fine but the area has absolutely no character and the commute has been wearing thin for most of us who all live up in the city or East Bay.

We have all hands meetings every Friday but for today’s meeting we were in our new office and gathered around a conference table to hold our usual meeting, albiet, in our new space. After the normal status updates, we got a little giddy and our Mena hammed it up on the way back acting as a tour guide for us all, pointing out Candlestick Park, the It’s It factory, and other attractions.

Howard Stern on Blogs

Robin Quivers asks "What’s a blog?" and Howard Stern rails on. In typical New Yorker fashion, he cuts straight to the point and says:

"If you’re not making money as a writer or an artist, it’s not a career, it’s a hobby"

Dan Gillmor moving on

Dan Gillmor of the San Jose Mercury News writes in his blog that he is moving on to work full time on a "citizen-journalism project." All bets are that blogs will be the enabler and that many of the ideas outlined in his book will be part of it. We’re seeing more and more "hyper-local" news projects where the writers are leveraging weblog technology to break out of the costly infrastructure of big media companies to take back editorial control and experiment with new business models.

"Practice what you preach." says Joi Ito.

There are several sites out there including Pegasus News, and Metroblogging.com. There are many more on the way, I’m sure.