As we continue unpacking and getting set up, I’ve found one system that didn’t handle the move too well. About four years ago, my storage system (for music, photos, videos, backup, VM images, and so forth) consisted of two Firewire 800 boxes: a WD Macbook Studio (2TB) and an 8TB RAID enclosure. Since my latest…Read More Update on moving in
I’ve just left Yahoo, mostly because it became clear that I wouldn’t be able to do what I was originally hired to do. Frustrating, but never mind. So now I’m checking out the alternatives (of which there are quite a few), and in the meantime I’ve joined US Venture Partners as an entrepreneur-in-residence.Read More New year, new direction
Orientation was yesterday. Today I plunge in. I’m heading in early, to try to find my desk, though I suspect that my workspace will turn out to be wherever I (and my MacBook) happen to be…Read More I am now a Yahoo!
In Seattle we were stuck with Broadstripe for Internet/TV, and bandwidth was so-so. Here in Palo Alto we’re using Comcast, and I like the speed: Download Speed: 14366 kbps (1795.8 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 4406 kbps (550.8 KB/sec transfer rate)Read More Bandwidth
I’m sitting here at the Red Carpet Club in Seattle Airport, waiting for our flight to San Francisco. Tonight we’ll be in a hotel in Palo Alto, and in a few days the movers will be delivering our stuff. Another move completed. The last few nights have been characterized by broken sleep: a combination of…Read More All the places I've lived
Back on April 8, 2006, I wrote about how I was tackling life after Sun: First, information gathering. Iâ€™m going to talk to many colleagues â€” ex-Sun, still at Sun, never at Sun â€” about the state of the computer business: whoâ€™s hiring, whatâ€™s hot, and how they see things shifting between on-shore and off-shore,…Read More Encore une fois
One of the cool features of my apartment in Seattle is that it has a good sized patio, running the full width of the apartment. With all of the hassle of moving in and dealing with IKEA boxes, I put off my plans for the patio… and when winter arrived I decided to wait for…Read More Patio
A whole week without blogging! Surely not…. Well, I’ve been spending the entire week getting Merry moved from the house in Chestnut Hill to a condo in Brookline Village. Moving house is always exhausting, fragmented, disconnected…. A further complication was that I was offline for several days, and I discovered that the web browser in…Read More Sorry for the hiatus
Regular readers will have been following my transition from the Greater Boston area to Seattle, and settling in to my apartment. We’ve sold the house, and it’s time for the next bit of downsizing. I’m going to ship most of my books to Seattle (especially my philosophy library), but one thing has to go: the…Read More "You wait around for a bus, and then a whole lot turn up at once…"
When I left Sun back in March, I started a new blog category Transition to document the transition to… well, back then I didn’t really know. I wasn’t worried about it, anyway. Tonight I think I’ll post the last entry in that category. Tomorrow I have to return the rental car SUV that I’ve been…Read More The end of transition