Archive for April, 2005
wahoo.. weezer tonight at the warfield… this weekend is the wildflower triathlon, and i’m not really supposed to be going out, but.. apparently it didn’t stop me last year either.. so.. oh well… my goal this year is to try and beat my incredible time of 03:48:04… yah, i know, it’s not that fast.. i was 224 out of like 250 people in my class… but considering the winner finished last year in 02:04:30 — I’ve got to be able to close the gap a bit…. maybe i can hit 3:30 this year….
all i can say is.. last year, I was the only one I saw with a tortoise squeeky horn on their bike.
Yes.. that’s the back of my head (it even says so in the caption).. Man, I never really realized how much of a mullet I had last week. I got a haircut since then, but I mean, honestly how many times do you really get a good look at the back of your own head like that.
You know how after a haircut is done, they give you the mirror so that you can look at the back of your head? I always feel so silly looking at the back of my own head. I mean, you can’t really get that good of a look back there anyway, yah? I mean, as long as the mullet isn’t starting to curl back up, I suppose its fine. Hmm.. maybe rat tails are on their way back in.. wouldn’t that be lovely..
Anyway, I digress.. I’m in the paper! Oh right.. I suppose I should actually link to the article about Techdirt and all.. Things at Techdirt are going really well so far.. It’s been greating working with all of the Mikes, and I’m trying to minimize the impact that working at home has on my personal hygiene.
read-y (rEED-EE) links for your perusing pleasure… these are a few articles i’ve found enriching and interesting this week.
- 25 years of post-it notes – post-its are greeeeat!
- guide to flirting – in case you needed some help
- things people do instead of sleep – who likes sleeping anyway?
enjoy. happy thursday!
hey… do you have $2 million dollars lying around? If so, I have the perfect place for you… Albion Castle, in the hunter’s point neighborhood in San Francisco.. is for sale… Yah, so it’s in between a bunch of projects and a radioactive decommissioned naval shipyard.. but, it’s a castle!! with a spring!! So cool!!
Sounds really, really cool.. I think I’ll go and check it out.. it’s just here in San Francisco, after all..
Andy got to hang out in the armory in the mission this weekend, so I want to also tour a crazy San Francisco landmark..
Last year before the Summer Olympics started, John Roberts and I came up with an idea for some sort of “Internet Olympics” — yes, I know… super nerdy.. But, events included “google archery”: given a certain web page, participants were to submit a keyword to such that the web page would show up in the results.. If the target page showed up as the top result, that’d be a bullseye.. there was also some sort of search engine scavenger hunt.. anyway… I forget some of the other events that we thought of…
In any case, this guess the google game would be a perfect addition to the olympics… it’s actually kind of fun…
David Best, who is reknowned in San Francisco for building a series of “temples” at burning man, is looking to build a temporary structure in Hayes Green — the new park being created by the Octavia Street Boulevard project. He’s looking for $25,000 to be donated for the project. The city balked at the pricetag for the project, which some are callinf the “Gates of The West”. So, now he’s looking for private donations. Christo and Jean-Claude self-funded the $20M for “The Gates” — and made a tidy profit for themselves by selling the original prints and sketches associated with the project. Does San Francisco not have the same patron base to support a project 1/800 the size (monetarily, at least)? I’ve seen “The Gates” and Best’s work at Burningman — both were equally inspiring to me, so I would hope that we San Franciscans are not put to shame by those New Yorkers…
So.. go donate if you can.
I joined a softball team in Alameda.. we play every tuesday. it’s fun…
I was mentioned in today’s Alameda Journal.. So far, no scouts have called, but I’m waiting…
Yes, it mentions I got three hits.. which is nice.. What’s also nice is that they fail to mention that our team lost 20-11, and I didn’t exactly do a bangup job fielding third base (but — the sun was right in my eyes the whole game, i swear).. or that all my hits were singles…
But.. I did make it into the paper.. my mom must be so proud.
update ok, mcc says that singles are good. so i’m happy.
ok.. i think this is a real product, and that someone actually wrote all of this marketing text…
Some gems from the page:
Join us in shaping the look for the New Millennium
To see how it works, cup your hands around your eyes or eyeglasses, leave only a slot in the front to view your computer screen from. You can SEE the Difference!
SUMACKE® has a Fashionable Futuristic Ergonomic design with cool colors and a black opaque interior.
“GLARE IS HERE, GLARE IS THERE, GLARE IS EVERYWHERE!” But, with SUMACKE®, you sure can control Glare at the receiving end!
Man… so good.