I’ve never driven across country before, and certainly never done it by myself. So I’ve spent a lot of time getting ready. I got the car checked out on Wednesday. Most of it is packed full to the gills, and I’m not sure my framed photos from my office (for instance) are going to make [...]
Untold story #1 from the last two months: how we sold our house at my ten year reunion at the University of Virginia, 3000 miles away from home. While we were at the Court Square Tavern. We had left Kirkland on a red-eye Thursday night, bound for Charlottesville knowing that our agent was going to [...]
On Tuesday, Denbigh Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia suffered its second arson attack of the summer. The responsible party torched an education wing, including burning decorations and banners made for Vacation Bible School. And this was the second break-in and fire this summer at the church. On June 14, someone broke into the church [...]
Unveiling time: I’m moving back to Boston. Starting Saturday, I’ll be doing a cross-country drive from the Seattle suburbs to the Boston suburbs (with a several day layover with my inlaws in New Jersey). This has been in the works for a while, but for various reasons I didn’t think the time was appropriate to [...]
Jeff Maurone, rising fourth-year at Villanova, posts a nice, respectful summary of his intern reception at Bill Gates’ house. Very cool, Jeff. It makes me wish Microsoft had been more visibly supportive of blogging culture when I interned there in the summer of 2001. I had the “intern BBQ at Bill’s” experience, and remember it [...]
Salon: Everything you were afraid to ask about “Donnie Darko.” I guess with the director’s cut out, I’m glad I’ve held out on renting or buying this on DVD. It stil begs the question of when I’m going to find the time to actually watch this movie, though. Anyway, the Cliffs Notes version in Salon [...]
Today I spent the evening reading the convention blog portals: ConventionBloggers.com, Politics @ Technorati, and Politics @ Feedster. Yep, there are three of them and they all launched this week. To be fair, we’ve seen this before. Every participant in BloggerCon (including myself) was part of an aggregated RSS feed published by Feedster. And both [...]
Things have been a bit busy here at work. All I can say is, watch for an update by the end of the week. Hopefully I’ll post before then.
What’s a bad thing to see after your search company has announced its stock ticker symbol and you’re getting ready for your IPO? I know it must be just a transient outage but it’s still scary as hell. Update: Coverage on News.com says that it’s “sporadic.” This Slashdot thread is fingering the latest MyDoom variant [...]
I spent what I can only hope will be Seattle’s hottest day this year touching base with some old tourist landmarks, beginning with the Pike Place Market. I came away with four good photos to reward my Saturday sweat. The a cappella quartet in front of the original Starbucks in the first picture should be [...]
New York Times (Magazine): Wiring the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy. Even the title of the piece must make conservatives apoplectic. It makes me a little queasy. But the article is a brilliant dissection of the effects of campaign finance reform on the flow of money and the policy creation process in the Democratic party—and outside it. [...]
Lots of good posts from Greg today over at the Green[e]house, after the weirdness of Cathy’s Tuesday primary loss. I’m certainly looking forward to talking with you over some drinks soon, Greg. In the meantime I’m just glad to welcome you back to the ranks of active bloggers.
Between Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison and The Day After (which my host is currently watching and I’m failing to avoid), I really need to find something cheerier. Maybe some Joy Division. —About The Day After. Judging from the IMDB message boards, the kids who didn’t grow up with the Cold War think the [...]
I followed a pointer from Scoble to the Apollo Image Gallery at the Project Apollo Archive. This is a fabulous online archive of photos from the first manned US space flights through the last Apollo mission, including: The original seven astronauts The “Freedom 7” launch carrying Alan Shepard into space Ed White performing the first [...]
Paul Colton’s other software company, PhotoPeer, released its first downloadable bits yesterday, in the form of the PhotoPeer client for the Mac. It’s an impressive effort so far, integrating pretty seamlessly with iPhoto. I’m still waiting for both my invitations to others to join the service to be accepted so that I can see how [...]