Year: 2005

  • 2005 in Review

    I sort of let the holidays wash over me without taking the time to do much more than the bare minimum. I guess it’s age but it seemed like the Halloween > Thanksgiving > Christmas medley roared through before I could soak it in. I believe that is what happens as you get older – […]

  • 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 New Year’s Eve. It helps to listen to the Monterey Bay Aquarium webcam with the sound turned on. If you plug it into your stereo and turn it up loud, you can hear the harbor seals. See […]

  • The Sounds of the Ocean

    We’re eating breakfast and getting in the mood for the seashore. It helps to listen to the Monterey Bay Aquarium webcam with the sound turned on. If you plug it into your stereo and turn it up loud, you can hear the harbor seals.

  • “Human social networks constitute a habitable environment and a giant playground for memes.”

    UC Berkeley grad student Sean Savage writes about social networks from the perpective of machines, corporations, and memes. Sean’s post pokes fun but is also a useful reminder of how insular and kinda creepy all this talk about "social media" must sound to the person on the street.

  • The Origin of Stealth Technology

    How my Uncle discovered technology which led to stealth bombers and why companies should listen to their workers

  • Google Reader API

    Microsoft’s plans to bake the RSS reader into the next version of Outlook

  • We’re the Nicholsons

    Six Apart featured a few of our Flickr photos on their new microsite promoting how blogs can be used for a holidays. I like what they wrote about Julia’s photo under “Melanie’s Music Recital.”

  • 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 used to work at Six Apart, I stayed away from getting too involved in the details of this partnership. I’d write more but I’m in the middle of the Syndicate conference. I’d just like to say it’s […]

  • Satellite Radio as a Wireless iPod

    Thursday’s Wall Street Journal had a piece on their front page (timed for the Howard Stern’s move to Sirius satellite radio) which talked about how record companies which had cut the satellite broadcasters sweet deals on royalties because of their limited reach are now beginning to regret it. While existing models (such as the Sirius […]

  • How many times do I need to tell you Hashimoto-san. It’s the blue button first then the green one, NOT the other way around!

    Another reason why you need a good night’s sleep before executing large block trades with other people’s money. On Thursday morning, a trader at Mizuho Securities tried to sell 610,000 shares at ¥1 each of a job recruiting company called J-Com, which was having its public debut on the exchange. It had actually intended to […]

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