Jan 31, 2004
Jan 30, 2004
I drove Sutter and Shellen to Lake Tahoe for our Google ski trip. That's me on the right. No, I don't usually drive with my eyes closed. On the trip: I snowboarded. Wiped out. Drank whiskey (neat). Slept soundly. Then drove back. Shellen took some pictures with his phone. it was a good time but hard work. I'm now permanently settled into my bean bag in front of the TV drinking some cheap wine and watching Web of the Spider Monkey on TiVo. I'll move when its time to sleep. Then I'll work all weekend on book stuff. Sound good? Sound "hip 'n cool?" Nice.
Jan 29, 2004
Jan 28, 2004
Fugitive Nabbed Because Of Date's Google Search: "Pettus-Brown's prospective date, whose name has not been released, ran his name through the Google Internet search engine and found an FBI warrant for his arrest. The woman called the FBI and told agents she was meeting Pettus-Brown Friday at about 10 p.m. at an Applebee's restaurant on Long Island. Pettus-Brown was arrested when he showed." And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for all those distributed computers!
Jan 27, 2004
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Jan 24, 2004
Its funny how Dean's "I Have A Scream" speech aka "The Dean Scream" is called political suicide by your basic news services like TV, radio, and magazines but not so much on the Internet. Yes, there was this initial earthquake in the blogosphere when everyone reacted to media sensation, but then there's a whole bunch of thoughtful aftershocks. Today I read blogs and sites where people were realizing that a spontaneous, impassioned battle cry is not really that big of a deal. In fact, its good. That being said, did you know you can by a Dean Scream Classic Thong? Politics is strange.
Check this out: A (Sad) New Chapter in Blog History:
I fill suckaz all over the blogosphere with dreadThis guy wrote and recorded a blog dis record and its really good. Found it at dashes.
walk mean streets these geeks fear to tread
but every now and then I hear footsteps behind me
another small timer like yourself getting grimy
tiny.abstract about to catch a clapback
next time you post about me, watch your trackback
Jan 22, 2004
We just released support for Atom at Blogger which means two things. One, all Blogger blogs now have "feeds" which are all the rage these days. Two, the Atom API means smarty-pants developer types can make cool stuff that works with Blogger. So I wrote What is Atom? after checking with various folks to make sure the information was correct. Read up!
Jan 21, 2004
Aerogel is not your everyday foam. It is a special material with extreme microporosity composed of tiny bits measured in nanometers and linked together in a dendritic structure. Crazy. It's also:
- 99.8% Air
- 39 times better than fiberglass insulation
- 1,000 times less dense than glass
- Used on the Mars Pathfinder rover
Jan 20, 2004
Here’s some stuff: I saw this ice-covered firehouse on the front page of the New York Times a few days ago at Starbucks and it reminded me that I’m not in New England this winter. Winston Churchill’s parrot is still alive at 104 and it seems like some kind of weird excuse to believe in time travel. (Real-time time travel!) Yahoo! Labs is not as cool as Google Labs, Enterprise might get cancelled, and I’m gonna donate some Blogger goodies to the bloggie winners. (Some links found at: Kottke, Dashes, Blogdex, and Slashdot.)
Jan 19, 2004
Found via the recent posts scroller: Rent-a-crowd. "Over the years, I've had orders for people from the parties of two presidents, but I'll work for anyone" This guy arranges mobs for a living. The crowdsters receive a couple bucks and a box lunch before they're loaded onto trucks and brought to the demo site where they wave banners and such all in the name of... whoever.
Jan 18, 2004
From what I gather, this guy works at JPL and has posted a few mars-related audblog entries. He's also working on an indie film of some sort. But what's with the slow talking? I thought people at JPL were all wired up on caffeine, hashing out all kinds of crazy geek stuff. Cool first-person info if you don't have ADD.
Jan 17, 2004
Jason Sutter crushed my dream. I had this idea for a new kind of key for unlocking restroom doors in public places that would be totally clean and futuristic. I said, "Hey Sutter. You know those nasty keys tied to big spoons at Starbucks, check out this idea..." And he said, "Stone. People remember to put those keys back because they are so nasty. With your idea, people would steal the key." The kid is a usability genius.
Jan 15, 2004
Do you like my blog? You can review Bizstone.com at Amazon.com as well as other blogs and sites. And remember, this is for posterity, so... be honest. How do you feel?
Jan 14, 2004
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Jan 11, 2004
I'm trying to work in a Starbucks in the Richmond area of San Francisco right now because Livy had something to do near here and I can't work at home (no furniture, loud neighbor). But it's one distraction after another. Right now, the guy in front of me is hooked up to some kind of noisy breathing machine and before this guy a little kid was saying "hi" to me repeatedly. I think his mom had him set on "loop." Don't be surprised if this stuff makes it into my book somehow.
Jan 10, 2004
Genius Labs would like to see web feeds for TiVo. During it's daily call-in, my TiVo could grab the newest posts from my favorite news and blog sites. I could scroll down to "Web Feeds" to read new posts, listen to new audioblog entries, or check out recent mophotos. Maybe my TiVo could recommend more feeds as well as programs that related to the news entries and so forth. Then, I could forward the coolest stuff to my email or my blog.
Jan 9, 2004
Blogging community Xanga.com introduces search to generate revenue. Marc says: "It turns out that providing real-time search of almost 55 million blog posts is really hard." The search, currently in beta, includes tabs to specify searches across "Xanga," "Web," and "Users." Web Search results are powered by Inktomi while sponsored results are paid listings provided by Overture Services, Inc .
Jan 8, 2004
These are the names I have given to the most common types of bad haircuts I seem to get. I don’t know what it is about barbers and my hair, other guys walk out of the shop with a regular cut but I get:
- The Hair Yarmulka
- The Tennis Ball
- The Biz Mullett
Social Grid will be a free dating service using Google that can handle hundreds of millions of members cheaply. Anyone who has a web page or online profile that can be indexed by Google can be a member. If you don’t have one, they’ll provide you with one. That's some big thinkin'. I like it.
Jan 7, 2004
Jan 6, 2004
Apple Matters: "Sandy McMurray is a speaker and writer who translates geek speak into plain language. His work has appeared in Time, the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Sun, Report on Business, Profit, and Here's How magazine." Gotta remember to check out this Corante Mac blog every so often.
Jan 5, 2004
Is Petster going to be a clone of Friendster except with cats and dogs and bunnies instead of people? I bet a lot of animal lovers would be really into uploading pics of their animal companions and who their "friends" are (don't people with dogs let them play together and so forth?). The site could be monetized with AdSense for pet products. Also, this would be a good place for animal shelters to post adoptable animals. Friensterizing.
Jan 4, 2004
I'm watching This Old House Classics and wondering how it is that this schlubby guy owns this mansion in Manchester-by-The-Sea, MA. His name flashes up on the screen and a quick Google search reveals that he is David McCue of the McCue Corporation and he's rich because of "protective and decorative bumper and shopping cart management systems." Note to self: you should have invented shopping cart bumpers and you would be rich by now.
Jan 3, 2004
The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy & Vice: "A gentleman is defined by how he carries himself in fairways and stormy climes. A student of the classics and a pilot of the new, he recommends sizzling reads, pays his gambling debts, mans the grill, and curbs his dog. Reserved, flamboyant, or likely somewhere in between, a gentleman's charisma is cultivated, not canned. He fosters an infectious comfort in others as they quietly marvel at his manner and his hats, from the erudite bowler to the plucky fedora."