Month: August 2005

  • Reshelving Project

    Ooh, this looks like fun. Hack the bookstores! Go to the bookstore and locate its copies of George Orwell’s 1984. Unless the Ministry of Reshelving has already visited this bookstore, it is probably currently incorrectly classified as “Fiction” or “Literature.” Discreetly move all copies of 1984 to a more suitable section, such as “Current Events”, […]

  • Blog Business Summit – Day One

    I was at the Blog Business Summit all day and weaved in and out of discussions about basic blogging principles as well as a smattering of debate on what this all means to the corporate world that still is just getting a handle on it. It was great to connect with folks that I’ve corresponded […]

  • Plain English Description of Web 2.0

    I’ve been writing about this new world of mix-and-match web services for some time now so it’s great to see the concept begin to be written up by the popular press. The next step is to boil down these API transactions to the lowest common denominator of the web, the hyperlink. The average person can […]

  • Last FM Update (II)

    I love the concept of tagging your music so that others can share what you have and you can discover music based on what other people are tagging in their collection. The Last FM tagging interface looks beautiful but it takes a bit of trial and error to learn how it works and kept hanging […]

  • Crazy Runner Dean Karnazes

    I’ve thought I might want to aspire one day to train for a marathon but this guy runs one every morning, before breakfast! Dean Karnazes, world famous ultramarathon runner, has also run 262 miles non-stop (it took him three days) and regularly runs from San Francisco to Sonoma as a training run. If you have […]

  • Owl Hairball

    Tyler brought home a small tupperware case full of damp mouse hair and small little bones "skulls too!" Izumi almost gagged but Tyler can’t wait to show his friends. It’s definitely the coolest thing he’s gotten from Science Camp which wraps up this week.

  • Last.FM Update

    My favorite social media sharing site,, just got a facelift. I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet but I sure like the new design.

  • Japan


    Before they drift into the murky past, let me share some thoughts from the trip to Japan. I traveled there at the end of last month to meet Izumi and the kids who had been there for the past two months so Tyler & Julia could go to school in Japan. The Japanese school year […]

  • Search Engine Strategies

    I’m off to San Jose tomorrow morning for the Search Engine Strategies show to cruise the floor, meet up with folks, and see what’s up in the world of Search Engine Optimization. While on the topic of internet marketing, I thought I’d point out a particularly clever bit of interactive marketing. Instead of floating obnoxiously […]

  • Sifry’s State of the Blogosphere

    It’s time again for Technorati’s quarterly summary of the what they’re seeing and the numbers just underscore the fact that blogs are here to stay. Some highlights: The number of blogs continues to double every 5.5 months Technorati now tracks over 14.4 million blogs and 1.3 billion links That’s a new blog every second or […]