This has been a week of ups and downs. The week started off in a downhill slide. As many of you know, Microsoft laid off around 3,000 of my coworkers this week. Fortunately, I wasn’t one of them, but I have a great deal of good friends who were affected by this second round of […]
I’m not above selling out periodically. A few months back, I posted here for a chance to win some vanilla beans after winning some saffron. Now, it’s time for a t-shirt. Thanks to Bill, I’ve stumbled upon the Microspotting site. And I definitely want one of the “I am the empire” t-shirts. Oh, and Ariel, […]
I was reading the article by Mark Evans that laid out how Flickr could have an independent valuation of $4 billion dollars. He used a multiplier defined by Henry Blodgett in determining the value of Facebook: 25 times a company’s annual revenue is their valuation. Wow. I decided to apply this to a few other […]
I’m a procrastinator. An expert at it, in fact. However, at work, that usually doesn’t cut it. I’ve been trying to figure out new ways to manage my to-do list, and I think I’ve come upon something that works really well for me. I was reading a blog post over at 7Breaths about someone using […]
From [xbox-scene.com](http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEZuFZpZFEucRywmpU.php) comes the biggest understatement of the year: > In order to run this current loader, you will need to execute the compiled version through serial cable, after booting a modified shader via the king kong disc (with a firmware modded dvd-rom), and you will need to compile your own linux kernel aswell. This […]
Pictures from the Vanishing Point event have been posted in the gallery [here](http://www.marius.org/gallery/v/events/2007/vp/). Go solve puzzles! Lots of pictures from the fireworks, but video would have been far better. Luckily, [Brandon LeBlanc](http://www.mstechtoday.com/) posted video on his [hive.net blog](http://www.hive.net/Member/blogs/the_wow/archive/2007/01/27/Video_3A00_-Vanishing-Point-Finale-Event-at-Gas-Works-Park.aspx). Good luck!
So the 4th event of the [Vanishing Point Game](http://www.vanishingpointgame.com/) was held in Seattle tonight. If you haven’t been following, the game is a viral marketing/buzz building event sponsored by [Microsoft](http://www.microsoft.com/) and [AMD](http://www.amd.com/) for the Windows Vista launch (this Tuesday). [Jenn](http://realmccoy.spaces.live.com/) (who happens to work on a part of the Windows Vista marketing team) called me […]
So, I bought Viva Pinata today at Best Buy. All I can say is: Woohoo!
This evening, I broke the 10,000 mark on gamerscore on Xbox Live. The achievement that put me over the mark? The Chapter 9 Silver Bird Award in Condemned: Criminal Origins. I finished off the game tonight, and while impressed with the fear factor of the game, the plot really went downhill after chapter 4 or […]
So, I added the nifty new Windows Live site search bar to the top of the page there. Very Ajax-y site-in-site search. Learned about it via the Live Search Blog.