5 things you didn’t know about me

Dave McClure tapped me (and Steve Goldstein) in this season’s Blog Tag meme. The whole round started off with a post from Jeff Pulver who wanted to see if he could get everyone to reveal a little bit about themselves and bring some color to their online personalities. I’m game so I’ll oblige:

Five things you may not know about Ian Kennedy:

  1. I lived in Japan for 10 years (I am half-Japanese). In a classic case of poor timing, I showed up in Tokyo just as the Nikkei was crashing and then moved back to the US right before the .com bubble popped. I think I’ll stay put for awhile.
  2. While in Japan, one of my jobs was wiring up the Fixed Income trading floor for Lehman Brothers. It was during the late-night rollouts on the end of a T-1 to NYC that I discovered Usenet, Mosaic, and the rest was history.
  3. I love to snowboard and once spent 10 days carving turns up in Niseko, a resort in Hokkaido, where it snowed 1-2 feet of powder each night.
  4. I have over 1,000 hours of bootleg cassettes of the Grateful Dead in my garage. One of these days I’ll get around to digitizing them. A reeeeally loooong rainy day.
  5. I was captain of my Cross-Country running squad in high school. My wife’s cooking has slowed down my times considerably.

Ok, that’s me. I now it my turn to tag. Let’s see how long it takes for them to discover they’ve been tagged:

Susan Mernit

Dav Yaginuma

David Beach

Daniela Barbosa

Cody Simms






6 responses to “5 things you didn’t know about me”

  1. kid's allright Avatar

    Tagged! Five things you didn’t know about Cody

    I sat down this morning, fired up my laptop, was immediately forwarded the hilarious new Andy Samberg SNL video with Justin Timberlake (note to NBC, I would happily link to the uncensored version that you put on your website instead

  2. daniela barbosa Avatar

    Dec 18th 2am Lisbon time / 6pmPST – will think of 5 good things as i sleep 😉

  3. susan mernit Avatar

    I was tagged 3 times–see my blog for the post–and thanks-I am honored!

  4. daniela barbosa Avatar


    thanks Ian have a great holiday!

  5. AkuAku Avatar

    5 Things Meme

    I don’t usually do these things, but maybe I’m in the holiday spirit or something. I noticed danah recently did a 5 things list that focused on embarrassing things, so I’ll try to lean in that direction. 5 Things…

  6. John Avatar

    #4… I was glad to find out you’re something of a deadhead too.
    -Happy New Year.

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