Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Congrats to (CBS has a clue)

So is getting acquired, via LA Times...

I've briefly met the founders, and they seem especially clueful and nice... Good for them.

Surely much credit for CBS's major cluefulness is on accounta my friend Mike Marquez who joined a few months ago. Nice going Mike. Looks kind of expensive at a glance, but I trust Mike's run the numbers... ;-)

Friday, May 25, 2007

Tagging on MyBlogLog: transparent and accountable

MyBlogLog adds tagging. Very cool.

I love the fact that this tagging is transparent and accountable, the kind of thing you'd especially want for tagging people (v. say digital media objects.) I can see who's tagged me with what... so you'd best be careful!

Totally inspired by Cameron Marlow.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Next Open Hack Day!

I'm happy that I'll be attending Yahoo/BBC's upcoming Hack Day in the UK! Last year's inaugural Hack Day was a careeer/life hilight... This one looks to be another over the top event. It's in a "palace"... that sounds different! Check out the details at and on upcoming. See you there.


Provoked by Chad's post...

Krista's sister works on web stuff for KCRW in Santa Monica. Or "the home of the homeless" as Harry Shearer says at the close of Le Show.

She gave Krista the "Sounds Eclectic: Covers Project" CD... I'm loving it. I love covers in general, and for me highlights include two Neil Young soungs (Out on the Weekend and Harvest), James Taylor's Fire and Rain covered by Dido, but most remarkably an acoustic rendering of Beyonce's Crazy in Love that blew my mind. (You gotta love the line, "Got me hopin' you'll page me right now!")

Crazy in Love

There is a treasure trove of goodness at KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic site...

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes

Due to facebook and plaxo, a lot of people seemed to know it was my birthday yesterday and sent their good wishes. Thanks!

I had a truly incredible day. Krista and I spent a couple days in Big Sur at the Ventana Inn. It was so peaceful, and relaxing. It's not "posh" or ostentatious, but also not too rustic or primitive. It was just the right balance, subtle.

The weather was ideal. What seems to have been a heat spell for the Bay Area made it just perfect on the coast.

On the morning of my birthday, Krista had arranged for massages at the Esalen Institute. I'd heard of Esalen for 25 years, since reading about it in the Whole Earth Catalog in my midwestern suburb's public library. (BTW, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to whatever freak kept that library stocked with counter-culture handbooks during my teenage years...) I didn't know Esalen was quasi-accessible to the public (with advance reservations.)

The setting was sublime. The bath house there is set up on a cliff... The massages take place in an open air setting overlooking the stunning coastline. A gentle breeze blows through and the sound of the waves lulls you into a sublime state. Finally when you are done, you soak in the sulphur baths... that flow from a natural hot spring. While there, we watched three whales frolic up the coastline. It was absolutely stunning.

As we were pulling away, Krista summed it up - "It's actually hard to believe that such a place exists."

It was a very happy birthday!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Happy Anniversary, Bob…

He married Isis on the fifth day of may...

Legally here.