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We had some guests over for dinner on Saturday. Julia now insists on helping out and she even has her own knife (dulled slightly but fine for cutting cabbage) and an apron sent to her by a family friend, Tani-san. She loves cleaning up as well and, at three, is a great little helper.

It was a great dinner, a beef stew that has been simmering for the past couple of days, Izumi’s special top ramen/cabbage sesame oil salad, and appetizers. The two couples that came over both had kids so we started at four which worked out just perfect because everyone was able to leave satisfied at eight when the kids began to get sleepy.

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Monday Morning Read In

Elise Bauer has published an update to her overview of blog tool market share and has determined that:

– the number of blog sites has grown 120% in six months,
Six Apart, (my employer) with the acquisition of LiveJournal, has the largest market share of blog sites,
– It’s impossible to measure the business market which sits behind firewalls,

Elise admits that using Google and Technorati for your research tools is crude at best but it’s the best guess out there and this report is the best report out there since Forrester’s, Blogging: Bubble or Big Deal? When and how businesses should use blogs last November. The two reports together make a compelling case for why businesses should be blogging and which tools they should use.