Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Can you...

...pass the 3rd grade?

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Jobs Takes on Woodside, CA

An interesting read about Steve's "other" house...

"It was never really a very interesting house to start with," Jobs, who is not known for his iPod-size ego, explained to the commissioners. "So I think I could build something far, far nicer and far more historically interesting down the road."

Thursday, July 22, 2004


Just ordered my AirPort Express...should be here in ~ 3 weeks. Can't wait! Broadband in hotel rooms will never be the same. My home stereo will also get a huge infusion of new material. Great review from Pogue today.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

iPod Madness

Loyal readers of this site know that I'm a huge fan of the iPod.  A cool Apple/Duke University experiment demonstrates further traction this nifty device is getting in the marketplace.  When I was in NYC a couple of weeks ago, I remarked to Laura about just how *many* iPods I saw locals carrying around.  On the Central the Guggenheim.  Mini white headphones spilling out of ears everywhere you look.  Steve recently noticed the same thing!

"I was on Madison, and it was, like, on every block, there was someone with white headphones, and I thought, 'Oh, my God, it's starting to happen'."
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on the cult of iPod, Newsweek, 26 July 2004

(thanks Owen)

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Kerry Backs the Mac

Early Google

Google circa 1960...

Monday, July 19, 2004

Happy B-Day LB!

Was too busy celebrating to post this on her actual birthday (7.18).  Spent last night indulging in amazing food, wine, and conversation with close friends and family at Restaurant Gary Danko.  Highlight from the menu -- Branzini (a kind of sea bass) with Roasted Tomatoes, Mussels, and Saffron Sauce.  Wine of the night -- a tie between this red and this white.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Down on

This site is seriously starting to bug.  I created and sent my first Evite this week (late to the party, I know...).  What a pain in the arse for soooo many reasons.  Kludgy interface, slow as hell response time from their servers, lost my draft twice, had difficulty uploading a photo, and now this!   The good news is...Sunday is LB's birthday.  Tres exciting.  Lots of fun activities planned for the weekend. 

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Crazy BoSox Fans!

Spotted in the window of a coffee shop in Boston's North End, near this amazing restaurant (I recommend the Monkfish Marsala).

Monday, July 12, 2004


It feels good to be back after nearly two weeks away. The calm, peaceful nature of Menlo Park is a nice break after an action-packed week in the Big Apple. Highlights of the rest of our NY trip include a fun-filled evening w/friends from IU, a trip to the Guggenheim, a 20-block stroll thru Central Park, dinner at the best Indian restaurant in the W. Village, a tour of the Nickelodeon offices (thanks Scott!) and one final mega-deli experience at Stage Deli. We flew JetBlue back yesterday -- 6+ hours with DirecTV, weird snack foods, and in-flight pilates instructions. But the price was right. Back to reality today...can't wait to see Dixie and Albert tonight!

Friday, July 09, 2004

NY Updates...

Where do I start? This image pretty much sums up the last couple of days. I can't find the exact words to express how much we loved AvenueQ. This scene, in particular, still rings inside my head and makes my stomach hurt just thinking about how hard we laughed. Participated in the "complete NY baseball experience" last night. Took the subway to and from Yankee stadium, and saw Jeter, Rodriguez, Giambi and gang beat the tar out of the Tampa Bay Devilrays. Peanuts and beer taste so much better in NY in the summertime (a 2nd opinion here). Off to ground zero and SoHo today, then dinner in the Meat Packing District tonight with college friends Chris, Sheila, and Eric.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Weather Forecast: Showers

Dinner last night was amazing. Had some oysters followed by a whole striped bass cooked with herbs, garlic, and grilled vegetables. LB had grilled lobster. I love Pearl Oyster Bar. Cornelia St. is one of the best parts of the W. Village. In the NYC office again today. Showers will likely arrive after 9 p.m. tonight. Speaking of tonight...we're going to see AvenueQ. Can't wait! I've heard all sorts of great things about this show from a number of people.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Oops! Kerry Chooses Gephardt...

"...the Post dismissed Edwards as a possible choice, saying he “lacked experience. He is a one-term senator whose lack of seasoning in foreign affairs could have made voters nervous about his ability to assume the presidency during a war or an international crisis."


In NYC now. Just arrived at our Times Square office. It's moving day here (we're expanding quickly), so things are kinda' nuts. Went to a great restaurant last night (Asian fusion) with LB's cousin and fiancee. Tonight, we'll visit Pearl Oyster Bar, one of my W. Village favorites. Craig is here, too. I hope we can see him...

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Boston Tawk

I'm attending the Usenix '04 Tech Symposium this morning, listening to Rob Pike talk about Google. He just announced that "stuff breaks everyday at Google." He's not kidding! Speaking of talk, the locals sure have their own breed of talk around here ("I'm a plumba, he's a teacha, put us togetha and you get two losas."). Love Boston!