Spotted on Boing-Boing, the Hipster Bingo game. I definitely fit one of the squares on the excerpt to the right; I’m not sure if I’m hip enough to be a “grampa” (though I fit the other part of the definition). And what’s up with that digital camera? That’s so 1999. It’s gotta be a cam [...]
Had a really good time last night at the Meetup. Beth Goza did, indeed, attend, and I was more than a little surprised and chagrined to learn she worked in the same building I do. I really outta check that directory more often. Had a great talk with Jerry Kindall. We were comparing stats engines, [...]
Now that people have finally decided to take the Presidential lie problem seriously (why this lie, as opposed to the other ones, is anyone’s guess), it’s interesting to watch the articles pop up blaming just about everyone else in the administration: from the administration’s scapegoat, the director of the CIA, to Dick Cheney, to Rumsfeld’s [...]
A coffee under my belt, a little jagged on caffeine. And already I see what Jake meant about the volume of the music.
Looks like it will be a good turnout tonight for the Seattle blog meetup—and for once I won’t be the only Microsoft blogger there. It’ll be good to meet Beth Goza, who’s legendary for having her blog picked on by people all over the blogosphere. Probably because they made the same mistake that everyone does. [...]
Very brief keiretsu update: George is debating whether to renew Radio. I hope George continues to blog, no matter how infrequently, regardless of his choice of platform. It is, as Steve Gillmor said, like getting postcards from friends. Esta has found from our cousin Jackie that the reunion I’m going to in August is the [...]
Seen via Hooblogger Half the Sins of Mankind, the “What threat to the Bush Administration are you?” quiz. Apparently, the author has me pegged: Threat rating: High. The Bush administration isconcerned that it may not get a second term.Therefore, we are going to change the rules sothat each Democrat vote only counts as 0.2votes because [...]
Another Mothman Chronicles update this morning, this one from Jim’s temporary resting place of Mahwah, NJ, with the “Mothmom” (his word, not mine!!!). Jim is now well over halfway done with his through hike of the Appalachian Trail and spends some time today giving us a historical perspective on the trail.
Great meal tonight. After the iChat experience, I did some pork chops on the grill. Quick brush with garlic, black pepper, and soy sauce, grilled, and brushed with lemon juice, lemon zest, and chopped sage leaves. And I thought about how I haven’t been eating so many vegetables lately, and decided to try a new [...]
Lisa and I (Lisa in NJ, I in Seattle) got my mother in law set up with iChat AV and Timbuktu this weekend. Now we can talk in crystal clear CDMA-format audio, and we can watch her screen if she calls with a tech support problem. To which I say: Nifty. (We tried the audio [...]
Won’t you join me and Greg in raising a glass to that home of liberty (and Bordeaux, and Fauré, and the second best cuisine in the world after Italy’s), America’s oldest friend and ally, what Thomas Jefferson called “the most agreeable country on earth”? No, not Great Britain… (Incidentally, one of the sweatiest performances I’ve [...]
That’s “I’m old” in Latin, for those of you playing along at home. Old enough to think that maybe I should have thought twice about going to the Pernice Brothers show last night, since it started at 9 and there were four bands on the bill. Rolling in at 2 am last night, with ringing [...]
Just returned from taking Lisa to the airport for a five-day East Coast visit. I’ll be batching it for a few days while she does some work with her boss in New York and helps her parents get set up with a new G4 iMac (the 15″ model, not the 17″ one). I will hopefully [...]
With Esta off to Louisville with my mom for the Presbyterian Women’s Gathering, and with the rest of the blogosphere seemingly paralyzed by the summer heat, it’s a quiet week in my aggregator. At home it’s been a little more frantic; Lisa leaves tomorrow for a pleasure-n-business East Coast trip, I’ve been consumed with my [...]
Yesterday was the first anniversary of my full-time employment at Microsoft. I’ve been hesitant, before today, to put that fact in print, because I wasn’t sure how the company would take my blogging. But internal conversations around how we engage our customers on line and offline have convinced me that it would be dishonest to [...]