Wow! This is shaping up to being an interesting year. Pretty soon, I might not ever feel the need to blog about politics (vent).
Ringo started out as Monster’s attempt at making a social network. This makes a lot of sense: like mashups, social networking can be seen as a possible disruptive technology threat to Monster’s core business: job search (a form of vertical search). I’ve already mentioned job mashups in the past, but last year’s breakout success of … Continue reading Ringr
I received an e-mail Yesterday from Plaxo: This was a fun project that allows you to tell this year’s fortune for your friends. When you combine it with the new holiday borders you’ll have a pretty cool card! It’s completely free so try it out. [More about how the page was made after the jump.]
A recent article in the New York Times discusses a bunch of Google competitors. Is this me or does this sound so 2002? I wonder if “out-googling” Google is such a great idea in the first place. If barrier to entry is truly as low as the article claims, then why do it at all? … Continue reading “Out-Googling” Google
Morning coffee seemed like a good idea. I never have a regular sleeping schedule, I had 18 holes ahead of me (for the first time in two years), and it was 7 in the morning. My father says hi to man behind the register. He asks about me. “I live in the Bay Area,” I … Continue reading My cousin Ivan
Since I don’t get to watch broadcast/cable TV much, I’m getting my fix from my father’s new DISH Network. Besides the obvious debut of hard alchohol adds, one for the Samsung BlackJack caught my eye. Perhaps it’s because I’m planning on switching services to Cingular. But since I set up the 802.11, I just popped … Continue reading Cingular’s new smartphone
Some of you remember my my strange hack for getting the LX1 working in Aperture. A year later, and I still have to do that. This model has since been replaced with the Panasonic DMC-LX2 (a.k.a. Leica D-LUX 3) which on paper sounds like this same trick should work for the RAW files. I don’t … Continue reading Leica and Aperture. Don’t you think it’s about time?
What did I cook this in? Sweet & Sour Chicken closeup Sunnyvale, California Panasonic DMC-LX1 1/30sec @ f/2.8, iso 200, 6.3mm (28mm) From: 11/24/05 11:24 AM Yesterday at work, I had a long discussion on whether or not Teflon causes cancer. The paranoia is best outlined in articles such as this. (Nora, stick to romantic … Continue reading That Teflon causes cancer thing
Sent this to some of my friends two weeks ago… I don’t know if I remembered to mention this but Adobe CS3 is in public beta. It requires your Adobe CS2 authentication to use past two days. One big thing is that this version is native on Intel Macintoshes. According to the latest benchmarks it … Continue reading Photoshop CS3 Beta
Well I’m stuck in the Bay Area for Christmas before I drive home to San Diego tomorrow. What do I find but a photo of mine finally made the Flickr Explore frontpage! Thanks for the Christmas present, Flickr (and Leviathor for pointing this out)! [Finding yourself on Flickr after the jump]