I just checked in online for my brief trip to California tomorrow. I’m flying down to Oakland, where I’ll be meeting other family en route to Carmel, CA. Overnight in Carmel, back home to Seattle on Sunday evening. I may not bring a laptop; just a camera, and my Sony PSP (with Brave Story: New…Read More Checked in
It’s sobering to think that an earthquake 4,300 miles away could trigger a tsunami advisory here. From Yahoo! Weather: TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 4 NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 715 PM PDT WED AUG 15 2007 …THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA IS ENDED … NO – REPEAT…Read More They cancelled the tsunami advisory before I knew about it…
Today marks my first anniversary at Amazon. This time last year, I walked into orientation in the US1 building just across from Uwajimaya; afterwards I got my badge photo taken and found my desk, one floor up. I remember that the most pressing matter was my login: I thought I was going to get “geoff“,…Read More My first year at Amazon
Here’s Dick Cheney in 1994, explaining very reasonably why invading Iraq was a bad idea which would lead to a “quagmire”. — (Hat tip to BoingBoing.)Read More Let's do the time-warp – Dick Cheney style
Remembering Colossal Cave.Read More "A maze of twisty little passages, all alike"
Alec blogs about the girl who overdosed on seven double espressos, and writes, “Nowadays I have a hard stop, and move to decaf after a max of four singles.” Hmm. My normal breakfast begins with a quad espresso macchiato, which is just over 300 mg. caffeine. I frequently have another quad EM later in the…Read More Caffeine
Watched: La Belle Noiseuse (1991). One of the longest films I’ve ever seen (236 minutes), and I loved every moment of it. As one reviewer put it, “it actually feels liberating to watch a film that doesn’t limit itself to a predetermined time constraint.” The tempo here is that of real life, not the urgency…Read More Watched and read
Huh?: Tibetâ€™s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from Chinaâ€™s… State Administration for Religious Affairs /me shakes head in amazement.Read More Church and state?
Blogthings – Are You a Feminist?: ***You Are 98% Feminist*** You are a total feminist. This doesn’t mean you’re a man hater (in fact, you may be a man). You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It’s a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action. Not…Read More Feminist? Moi?
Everybody here at Ignite Seattle! seems to hve a Macbook [Pro]. The talks start in ~20 minutes. Conveniently, this place is just around the corner from Elysian Fields… [LATER] I thought that was an excellent evening. Less time on fun and games, and more (and higher quality) talks. My favourites: Sheer fun: Scotto Moore on…Read More Blogging from Ignite