Month: March 2006

  • The King Sleeps

    The King Sleeps

    Izumi popped in to check on Tyler before going to bed and saw this. He didn’t have any head gear on when we tucked him in. When we asked him about it the next morning, Tyler said that he put it on after we left him because it was flattened out and he wanted to […]

  • Using Sprint’s Power Vision Network

    A couple of months ago, Sprint graciously given me a Power Vision-enabled phone to use gratis as part of their Ambassador Program. I’ve been generally pleased with the service and showing streaming video on your cell phone makes for a neat demo when the conversation in the room turns to the mobile internet. A few […]

  • Google Analytics has overlays

    Google Analytics has overlays

    I was playing around with Google Analytics today and noticed that they slipped in a new feature which is pretty cool. Each link on your page has an overlay on it which, with a little relative progress bar, shows the frequency of clicks. Nice way to visualize how effective your links are if URLs don’t […]

  • Homemade Hardware – Laptop

    Homemade Hardware – Laptop, originally uploaded by inky. Tyler made a laptop with an innovative fliptop keyboard that reveals a couple of new buttons not normally found on any QWERTY keyboard – one for "Rock Music" and another for "Soft Music." Notice on the screen he has drawn in the all the icons for a […]

  • Stump Tom Cruise

    So there was quite a bit of hoopla when Mr. Cruise flew into town on his P-51 to pay us a visit. We got to see exclusive clips of the upcoming Mission Impossible 3 and Terry Semel announced that there would be more collaborations with the actor in the future. Today, Yahoo Answers has an […]

  • Angel Island

    Angel Island, originally uploaded by inky. One of the few family photos we have of all four of us. Of course we’re looking into the sun so the kids are squinting. We saw an episode of Bay Area Backroads, a local TV show on things to do, that gushed about how great it was to […]

  • Social Software as a Game

    Three really great links that explore the relationship between a vibrant community site (i.e. Digg, MySpace) and an engaging multiplayer online game. Casual Games =~ Social Software – Duncan Gough Putting the Fun in Functional – Amy Jo Kim’s slides from eTech Write up of Amy Jo’s presentation – Bruce Stewart

  • Job Requirement : Level 60 World of Warcraft Guildmaster

    By John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas write in Wired that contrary to popular perception, multi-player online games are a good training ground for junior management. . . . the process of becoming an effective World of Warcraft guild master amounts to a total-immersion course in leadership. A guild is a collection of players who […]

  • Is it cool to be accessible?

    Two posts that came together on the same riff but from different angles. Do communities scale? First Danah Boyd on “coolness” “Coolness” is about structural barriers, about the lack of universal accessibility or parsability. Structural hurdles mean people put in more effort to participate. It’s kinda like the adventure of tracking down the right parking […]

  • Yahoo Local News Beta

    Yahoo News launched a new feature now in beta which uses your location data to pull in news from major sources in your region. The module is located on the page