Just saw Mel B / Scary Spice. My first Hollywood celeb sighting!
Sitting in the Sky Bar at The Mondrian watching someone smoke pot by the pool. You gotta love LA.
Watching two Germans take their photo with David Hasselhoff’s star on the Walk of Fame, which just proves yet again…
Eating roasted corn on the cob that Francisca grilled for us at the park in San Jose. Yum!
Reading “No Country for Old Men” and loving it, though the way Cormac McCarthy does dialogue takes getting used to.
Is Mike Arrington a Dick? →
Priceless. Via Daring Fireball.
Kiva Partner in Kenya Defaults on Entire Loan...
Kiva has announced that one of its field partners in Kenya has defaulted on its entire portfolio of $59,500 in open humanitarian microloans to 184 impoverished entrepreneurs. SEED Development Group apparently wasn’t giving all loan monies to entrepreneurs or any loan repayments to Kiva, so Kiva has terminated the relationship. Kiva is being open about this situation and taking steps to...
Predicting the Next Web-to-TV Star
Wired has a piece about Predicting the Next Web-to-TV Stars. While I liked the videos and loved that Jake and Amir got a nod, I thought this article failed to ask an important question: Does it actually make sense for these people to transition from the web to TV? Let’s think about what people like Jake and Amir do versus a TV show, like Saturday Night Live. Skit Length: Jake and Amir can...
Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals. Discuss. →
All I can say is :-(
If you start from successful startups, you find they often behaved like...– Paul Graham in his essay, Be Good, where he says startups should practice benevolence toward their users in order to achieve financial success.
Why can’t National TV Turn-Off Week be in the summer, when nothing’s on, instead of the week that Lost returns? Work with me people!
Skype Offers Unlimited U.S. & Canada Calls for... →
I’ve never been tempted to use Skype, as my mobile phone is just about always on me. But, with Skype now just $2.95 a month for U.S. & Canada calls, the hassle of opening my phone and manually dialing numbers may just be too much to bear.
If someone were to search for [spain] and then [travel] after that, BOTH the ads...– “Previous Query” Refinement Coming To Google Results This could be powerful and helpful. But, it could also lead to some unintended (and humorous) search results and ads.
This time next week, we will be in L.A. (my first time there). Can’t wait!