Archive for May, 2007

Twenty things you should know about Mahalo

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Twenty things you should know about Mahalo 21. They leave useful illustrations laying about their servers. Correction: this image is linked from the PR page.

Mahalo is live

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Jason’s new human powered search engine, Mahalo, is live. Last week the engineers were trying to figure out a weird load spike around 3PM every day. At least today they know what it is: people clamoring to access the site. I’ve been in LA recently to hang out with CK since he’s been working on this project since leaving Netscape. (If you want an appropriate ringtone for Jason or CK I suggest this one that I grabbed from Pimp My Ride.)

There’s no shortage of press coverage:
Search Engine Land
D5 AllThingsD

Microsoft Surface Computing –

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Microsoft Surface Computing –
“This is what the future is all about – enriching our real life instead of making a second one in a browser.” You should be reading Baekdal.

Gear clock

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Gear clock I’d like this even more if the gears were functional. [via BoingBoing]

Shift – Using Small Devices with Fat Fingers –

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Shift – Using Small Devices with Fat Fingers Neat! I just started reading Baekdal recently thanks to Mike. Slurpr – the mother of all wardrive boxes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Slurpr – the mother of all wardrive boxes Markie posted pictures of all the hardware earlier, but the final result is just silly.

High-yield checking now exceeds how-yield savings rates, offers 6% APY – alex.moskalyuk

Monday, May 28th, 2007

High-yield checking now exceeds how-yield savings rates, offers 6% APY I love my 5.05% Emigrant Direct account, but I may jump ship for this.

F4U Corsair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Highlight of the day was driving down the I-5 and getting flown over by at least 7 Corsairs blowing colored smoke.

Threadless T-Shirts – The Green Fairy by Chris Thornley

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Threadless is having a summer sale, but I think most people will agree I don’t need another shirt with a cartoon character puking on it.

LA la land

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Tire abuse
I’ve been in LA all week for… uh… I don’t like Las Vegas. I think I’m avoiding it. As I type this, Ken is taking on Trogdor on Guitar Hero and Ryan is grilling kosher wieners (I guess I failed to explain to him the nuanced differences between Judaism and vegetarianism).

It’s been a pretty laid back week. I’ve realized I’m not the loaner I pretend to be and came to LA to be closer to the friends I work with remotely. I still think I’m moving here when my lease is up, but the plan isn’t nearly as clear as I once thought. It’s not till September so I’ve stil got some time. Now that I did the first major move out of Nebraska I feel like I’m much more mentally prepared for the next one (and enthusiastic). I need to start Eliot’s Crap Reduction Initiative before I move though—I was appalled at how much stuff I moved last time. So, this time I think I’m getting rid of all of the furniture I’ve been dragging around for years, the unused computers, and other electro-junk.

I’m not excited about the 70 miles of sprawl I drove through today though. I went to Fontana to watch some friends practice for their WERA race tomorrow. The picture above is Kurt’s tire after the day’s sessions. Don’t worry they’ve purchased new tires for the actual race. Chapparal is in San Bernardino so I’m thinking about stopping by and picking up a race suit on my way back to LV so I can start participating in track days.

Now Ken is attempting Carry on my wayward son; if they made Trombone Hero I would 0wn at this.