Month: June 2009

  • Swimming in Finland

    The weather in Helsinki has been fantastic the past week. T-shirts and Keen sandles type warm. We’re even sleeping with our windows open in the evenings. Today we swam in the ocean!

  • Real-time Search, Art or Science?

    Erik Schonfeld at TechCrunch posted a thought-provoking piece on real-time search. Twitter and Facebook are falling over each other in the media spotlight, fighting to be the place to go to find out the now. There is something about human nature which makes us want to prioritize information by how recent it is, and that […]

  • Crazy Tennis Court in the Sky

    In 2005, the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai was converted into a tennis court for a promotion featuring Agassi and Federer.

  • Find my Phone, Nokia Style

    I just got an email from the folks behind the Mobile Web Server which runs on Nokia S60 phones. They figured out how to run a web server on your phone so you can configure your mobile device to basically be a node on the internet, addressable via an IP address, hosting web pages, streaming […]

  • Find My iPhone Fable

    Great story of how Kevin Miller tracked down his stolen iPhone using Mobile Me’s Find my iPhone app. While Kevin’s friend walked the streets of Chicago with a broadband modem-enabled laptop, they homed in on the actual person who had taken their phone and confronted them. “Have you got it?” I asked as I marched […]

  • Doppelgängers (part 2)

    I’m even prouder of my son’s namesake who won the Stanley Cup after just one season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. My sporting alter-ego is taking time off from pitching for the Yankees after recently getting surgery for numbness in the arm.

  • Goodbye Alameda

    Goodbye Alameda

    Over the past month, I have been unwinding my life in the San Francisco Bay Area and getting ready to move the family (and dog) over to Helsinki, Finland where Nokia, my employer, is headquartered. For the past four and half years we have been living in Alameda, an island in the East Bay, about […]

  • Twitter Card

    I’m not so sure how the whole Facebook namespace landrush is going to work out for me (cheeky of them to have us all sit around camped out facebook.com on a Friday night!) but for now I’m going with this twitter card as a way to get my social media dialtone for now. To make […]

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