Friday, November 26, 2004

Next Time You're in Tokyo...

Craig tells me the Tokyo Parasite Museum is worth checking out. He went there last week.

This site has a bit more detail...

In fact they had a 8.8 meter tape worm that was taken out of a human. They claim it was from eating sushi. Will I ever be able to eat sushi again?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone had a great holiday. We had fun @ Casa Krane last night with friends and family. With a little tele-coaching from LB's mom, I successfully cooked my first turkey! My cranberries were a hit, too. This post is making me hungry...time to explore the leftovers situation.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Rainy Google

Lots of chatter about Google's new office in Kirkland, WA (Seattle area...also home to Microsoft). Tonight we had the official office opening/open house. Charles Simonyi was in attendance, as were many others. Scoble provides a great summary, complete with photos -- except he refers to Chris DiBona as "Chris DiBono!" (not to be confused with that guy who keeps popping up in iPod commercials) Sounds like it was a good time...

11/20 Update: DiBono is now "DiBona" on Scoble's blog... :-)

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Introducing Google Scholar

Here's a nifty new search service we're testing that will help you locate a wide variety of scientific papers, theses, technical abstracts, etc. It's also a small tribute to the strong academic roots that run through the veins of our company. Google Scholar was developed by an early engineer friend of mine who basically did this in his free time (or 20% time, if you follow Google closely). Here's a sample search query that displays a wide variety of information my father has published over the years.

Still interested? Read more in the NYT (registration required) and the official FAQ.

UPDATE: My father says this query returns a more representative sample of his work.

UPDATE #2: More family references found...(this time, it's my uncle)

Monday, November 15, 2004


The number of times The Seed kicked tonight. Two big thumps that I felt (had my hand on LB's tummy, after she said, "something's up with The Seed tonight!")...and several smaller after-shocks. Amazing. What a first...

The New Resume?

Perhaps this is a sign of things to come? (Flash required)

Wilco @ The Paramount

Just got home from the Wilco show @ the Paramount theater in Oakland. Amazing evening. Jeff Tweedy was Jeff Tweedy - witty, unpredictable, wildly engaged with a huge number of different guitars. My favorite comment of the night -- "They're pumping marijuana in here." Nels Cline was insane - perfect fit for the band in his newish role as lead guitarist (SF Chron covers this story here). The band played nearly all of the new album, as well as some better known older stuff. They also suprised the crowd with several covers, including the Blue Oyster Cult classic, "Don't Fear the Reaper," and this one, which they said they played every gig prior to the election. BTW, tomorrow's show @ The Fillmore is being webcast, for those who can't make it.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Wine Country Weekend

In Napa with LB and Dixie (and The Seed). Enjoyed a truly memorable experience at the French Laundry last night, toured Rudd Vineyards earlier today (met Leslie Rudd, who also owns Dean & DeLuca -they make a wonderful Chardonnay), and over dinner tonight, learned about what could be the next "Syrah" -- the Charbono grape.

Back at the hotel now, clicking through channels. The Scott Peterson news is everywhere...

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Visualize the News

Last week, I pointed out's a similar app. based on Google News, called "Newsmap."

Just Like Dad...

We had The Seed photgraphed yesterday (sort of)...another routine ultrasound appointment. There must be some sort of gym inside LB. Look at that arm!


Straight male seeks Bush supporter for fair, physical fight - m4m

Spotted in the "best of Craig's List NY...!!"

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

2-1, Double OT

Great news...won my hockey playoff game, 2-1, last night. Came down to a penalty shoot-out. Finals are next week. There was a less-interesting game over at the Shark Tank last night.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Just Discovered: 10 x 10

This is very cool.
Here's how it works...
We should connect Google News to this.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Am I Showing?

In response to my post introducing the Seed, I received a link to this amusing site...

PLEASE NOTE: "The Empathy Belly"™ cannot be loaned out, rented, or sold to the general public. It is sold as part of a comprehensive teaching module, and therefore sold only to professionals in the medical, educational, and social fields.

I wonder how often these show up on eBay...

(thanks Eric!)

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Google Goes Broadway

(OK, off Broadway)...New Yawkers, check it out! This show had a successful run in Australia and the UK last year.

No Waiting...

Florida appears to be where the wait is today...but when LB and I voted this morning, no lines, limited crowds, everything under control. Dixie even voted verbally from the car, while we were inside (woof! woof! woof! woooof!).

Related note: the Atom Films folks created a special "JibJab" feature for today...

Monday, November 01, 2004

Google Zeitgeist Updated...

For those interested, we just updated the Google Zeitgeist political feature with data from Oct. 29-31. Eminem makes a guest appearance, Florida voting is under the spotlight, and more...

Don't forget to vote, yo!