Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Using Map sites

Raible describes how to use the various maps on the web in your application.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Narnia Rap

A Saturday Night Live scketch.. from the East Coast comes SNL-Narnia-Rap. Here are the lyrics.

In response from the West Coast: narniarapbattle.

Since moving from the East Coast to the West Coast, I think I can relate to both. Funny :)

New Chapter

I've given my previous corporate environment to something that I believe will be fullfilling. Yesterday was my first day at a stealth startup called PowerReviews.

Paul Graham talks about How To Do What You Love.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Intel inside

I thought this was amusing.

From techdirt: "On the very day the company officially announced its first Intel-based product, Apple's stock price closed at $80.86."

Don't understand? 8086 was one of the first intel chips in PC's. :-)

Also looks like Windows-XP won't be running on the terribly named MacBook.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Real Job

Robert C May writes why he "Quit Entrepreneurship and Got a Real Job".

Also how "Entrepreneurship Can Ruin Your Life" . A story about a couple's decision to open a nice coffee shop in NYC didn't quite turn out.

Thursday, January 05, 2006


Interesting new device called satuGo. Combine a bouncy ball with a camera and you have the potential of some very interesting pictures.

Macworld next week.

My significant other is a real corker. She bought me the best gift ever! :)

I'm not sure if your aware, but its Macworld next week.

I get deliriously (some call it ridiculously) fanatical of all things Apple and read every site that provides real-time updates of Steve Jobs keynote.

So what does she go and do? She gets me (among other things) Macworld tickets for the User Conference; which involves the Steve Jobs Keynote!

Woo-Hoo!! :)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Plains, Trains and Buses.

I've recently returned from my xmas trip to all families concerned and I'm exhausted.

This meant flying on xmas eve from San Francisco to Coventry (via London) UK to spend a few days there.

On arriving in the UK and finding out my brother's car had broken down trying to pick us up from the airport, ventured to use public transport to get home. Getting a car on xmas eve is crazy, so we put on best foot forward.

The whole journey to get from Heathrow to Coventry took 5 hours! It involved 2 trains, 2 tubes (London underground) and a bus that made all local stops. :( Distance was around 120 miles.

Although we don't have Thanksgiving in the UK, it reminded us both of the very funny movie: Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

Anyway after a few days we headed back to the US. We stopped off in Pennsylvania for a few days to say hello to the in-laws. Most of this occurred using connecting flights, which was a pain.

I vowed not to use connecting flights in the future (we'll see). It just wastes huge sums of time and means the plane landing more often (which I am not fond off).

Then finally back to Bay Area to nice 55F weather.. arrrhh..

It's good to be back.