Month: April 2006

  • “I like this one”

    “I like this one”

    While shopping for plants, Julia found this one tucked in the back. It was kind of lonely & sad and didn’t have a price so they gave it to us for free. We don’t have a dog, we have an avocado plant. Other activities include Aikido lessons for Tyler and his weekly soccer game. We […]

  • Jonathan Schwartz on Scott McNealy

    End of an era. Scott McNealy steps aside as CEO of Sun Microsystems and hands the baton over to Jonathan Schwartz and we have another CEO blogger! Jon has a great post recounting the first time he met Scott and this: There is no single individual who has created more jobs around the world than […]

  • Video Advertising – two approaches

    Apple announced today that it will run graphical ads in the lower-left hand corner of the iTunes product as users listen to podcasts on their PC. Advertising Age goes on to write that this will help offset the costs of producing and hosting podcasts. Everyone will be looking at this closely. In other news, I’ve […]

  • Video editing fun with Remixer

    Check out the latest out of Yahoo Research Labs. Save & edit your favorite clips from the SF International Film Festival, re-arrange, lay down a soundtrack and share. . . . developed in collaboration with Yahoo! Research Berkeley and the Institute for Next Generation Internet at San Francisco State University. Besides the online gallery, a […]

  • TechCrunch on Mapping Services – Yahoo “by far the best”

    Ok, a little shameless high-fiving all around for the folks behind Yahoo Maps. Here’s Frank Gruber on TechCrunch after comparing Ask, Google, Mapquest, Windows Live, and Yahoo: Its fast Flash interface, multipoint directions, live traffic information, and easy send-to-mobile feature make it the hands down winner. It also features the most robust API options. Check […]

  • VGA on a Cellphone

    Following on my previous post on Tivo on the cellphone, if you’re going to do it, you’ll want one of these phones. True VGA on a phone has four times the resolution of the best screens out there as well as some other goodies: It offers a range of advanced features such as a 3.2 […]

  • If you have a small screen, you need to be able to point it anywhere

    Russell Beattie has his Tivo streaming to his cellphone and says, “who needs Location Free TV or a Slingbox if you have a TiVo sitting there already? And all those $5 a month video plans? Forget it. This is awesome stuff.” Mass media is being sliced into ever smaller chunks. First it was the 200+ […]

  • DEA agent shoots himself in the foot

    While giving a demonstration on weapons safety to a group of Florida schoolchildren, a DEA agent shoots himself in the foot with a pistol. The shocked class shouts “Put it down!” when he limps over to continue the demonstration with a semi-automatic rifle. Footnote: the man’s career is ruined as he becomes the nation’s laughing […]

  • Julia’s Special Day

      Today was Julia’s “special day” at her pre-school. I spent the morning with her and met her classmates (there are 15) and put faces to the names she sprinkles in her conversations. There was some singing and we identified the weather for the day. After 11 straight days of rain, Julia optimistically said it […]

  • Micropayments

    I attended the HBSTech event on the Evolution and Future of Micropayments last evening in Mountain View. Presenting were: Preston Roper, VP of Marketing, BitPass James Hall, co-founder of FTVentures, a fund with deep experience in micropayments  Peter Ashley, Director of Merchant Services, PayPal KC George, Manager of Product Innovation & Coordination, Visa USA The […]