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Monday, June 26, 2006

Go Beavers, GO!


Congrats, Oregon State Baseball...winners of the 2006 College World Series! Great win over North Carolina tonight. This is OSU's only national championship, aside from a men's cross country title in 1961.

Go Beavers!

(footnote...I grew up in Corvallis, OR and suffered through many long, disappointing --and rainy -- sports seasons)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Clever...

...low-budget NY ad campaign for The Sopranos. Comments here (great point re. the pinky ring!).

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Passover Express



* Gmail ads saved the day for my family earlier this year
* We were unsure how we'd approach our seder, with Ari having just turned one...and probably not up for a marathon reading of the haggadah, four cups of wine, a long wait for Elijah, etc.
* So, my wife was discussing this issue with several of her "new Mom" friends over e-mail...up pops a Gmail ad pointing her to a website called 30minuteseder.com
* She sends the link to me. I click on it. Discover it's exactly what I want. Pay the site owner $16 via PayPal and download a PDF file that I print for all of our guests
* Gmail ended up delivering a seder fit for one year-olds...Ari loved it, as did we!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Google Video "Movers & Shakers"

We've applied a Zeitgeist-like model to Google Video. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Current Location: Carlsbad, CA


I'm at the D Conference this week in sunny Carlsbad. Incredible list of attendees, ranging from industry execs, to John Cusack (really!), to Martha Stewart, to an A-List of journalists. Gates opened the conference on Tuesday evening, and Howard Stringer/Sony was my personal highlight of yesterday's speaker line-up. We provided the snacks...

Event pictures here, here, and here...