Month: February 2005

  • Google Hubris?

    I just uninstalled Google Desktop Search which has been running alongside Yahoo Desktop Search for the past few months. Not only did Yahoo have a better preview feature of hits, Google’s tool was, strangely enough, too integrated into the browser. I prefer to jump into "Search archives & files mode" as a separate activity from […]

  • One veteran of Seventies politics says goodbye to another

    Jerry Brown, former Governor of California, democratic presidential candidate, and current two term Mayor of Oakland, bids farewell to Hunter S. Thompson who inspired the style, if not spirit, of many of the bloggers of today. Many thanks to Ted Shelton who seems to have introduced Jerry to blogging, plugged him in and turned him […]


    Six Apart redesigned its corporate web site and now brings together all products, Movable Type, TypePad, and LiveJournal under one URL. has the look and feel of a portal but is actually run completely on Movable Type.  Lots of good stuff here. A nice history page where you can learn about the company, a […]

  • Internet Explorer Update this Summer

    Microsoft announced that it will be updating their Internet Explorer browser which hasn’t had a major upgrade since they announced 6.x back in 2002. The news was greated warmly by most users commenting on the MSDN IE blog with many asking for advanced CSS, PNG, and XHTML support while others ask for features such as […]

  • Smart Mobs

    One of the nice things about going on vacation is that you get to catch up on all that reading that you want to do. One of the books I read was Howard Rheingold’s Smart Mobs which has given me a lot to think about. This book has been out for a couple of years […]

  • Hawaii

    For those of you who were wondering where we were – we skipped out of town for a week in Hawaii. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Takei for putting us up again in your splendid pad! We took it real easy as several of us came down with colds which kept the activities to a […]

  • Local Newspapers

    Alameda Island, where I live, is one of the more wired neighborhoods in the Bay Area. This morning I whipped off a quick email while waiting for the bus by jumping on the open wireless connection at the Mexican place, La Pinata, across the street. They sell burritos and they’ve got high-speed internet! As many […]

  • TheNewPR/Wiki

    A great resource for information about corporate blogging and how it relates to traditional marketing. TheNewPR/Wiki is a goldmine of user-submitted links and further resources. Some pages I like are: CEO Blogs list Corporate Blogs listProduct Blogs listBusiness Blogging Resources If I ever end up on a desert island (so long as it has WiFi) […]

  • Girl’s Day

    Girl’s Day

    As we drove through Chinatown this past weekend, we saw preparations for the Chinese New Year’s celebrations. Many were carrying sprigs of cut plum blossoms which are just starting to bloom so we bought some to go with the Girl’s Day display which we set up each year around this time and keep up until […]

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

    The advertising world is buzzing with’s debut on the television advertising scene with their parody of the Janet Jackson wardrobe mishap from last year. Forrester’s Advertising analyst Jim Nail gives it the “Load the Cannon with Gerbils” award: This ad confirms it: the dotcom bubble is back. An unknown internet company selling a service […]