Sophia and ellie's masterpiece
Sophia and ellie’s masterpiece Originally uploaded by bsabet. We are having a bbq tonight with some friends. Sophia and Ellie wanted to make dessert today. Here is their masterpiece hot out of the oven. Brownies with M&M’s. A little vanilla on the side and we’ll be all set. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: ran 3.2 miles this morning (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
I bought the iPhone tonight. It’s beautiful. The user interface is gorgeous and the display is truly stunning. iPhoto & iTunes integration is slick. Safari is so cool. WiFi on a phone is killer. Activation on AT&T is a breeze with iTunes. I’m sure I could gets used to the keyboard. But it’s not going to replace my Blackberry Curve. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with...
bijan sabet: iphone is super cool, set up is a breeze but exchange support is really weak. i’m afraid this thing is going back. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: @prash not at chestnut hill mall at 9pm est. 10 minutes. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Walking out of apple store chesnut hill with an iphone now. I hope it works with exchange. This thing is sooo cool. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: My blackberry curve is looking at me with a worried glance. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
I always wanted a purple dog
Now I have one. Introducing my new virtual dog Herschel You can feed him snacks by clicking on the snack bag. Or play ball with him by click on more. And he won’t pee on your carpet. adopt your own virtual pet! But I still love my jackson better. (via BijanBlog)
Facebook mania (continued)
Fred has an excellent post today about Facebook apps. After reading his post and looking at my Facebook mania post a few weeks back, I’m still excited about Facebook applications and what opportunities it might bring to startups. However, I’ve gathered & refined my thoughts when it comes to facebook application developers: Generally there are two types of application developers on...
Holy smokes this thing will support Exchange
My friend Jason sent me this link today with some nice high res screen shots of the iPhone email screens. Looks like they are supporting Microsoft Exchange via ActiveSync. That’s huge. I’m getting weaker. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: is the i-you-know-what craze because Steve is the master marketing god or because most people hate their cell phone. I’m thinking the latter (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
A new cable box alternative : The Boy Genius... →
8 years later and it’s still a compelling product.
Dedication Originally uploaded by bsabet. I was walking to dinner along Boylston St in Boston tonight. Saw this guy camping out waiting for the iPhone to go on sale tomorrow night. Local news was on the scene & interviewed the guy. Dedication. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: Ellie’s tooth fell out today. Putting money under her pillow now. Signed, the tooth fairy. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Walked past guys camping out in front of at&t store on boylston st for an iphone. Took picture and uploaded to flickr.com/photos/bsabet (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Off to my first nevca board mtg. Wonder how they are going to feel about my opinion on carried interest tax debate. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Playing with Pownce
I’m signed up and playing around with Pownce. Very simple and straight foward user experience. I like that. Here is my profile on Pownce. Add me a friend if you are using it too. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: playing with pownce. add me as a friend if you are using it too. http://pownce.com/bijan/ (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Scene from OpenCoffee Boston today
Scenes from OpenCoffee Boston today Originally uploaded by bsabet. Nice turnout and some very interesting discussions today. Met a bunch of new folks like Mike Feinstein and also Colin who recently went to OpenCoffee London. We only talked about the iPhone a little bit :) (via BijanBlog)
This is the first time I’ve heard this stated as a fact. According to David Pogue at the NYT, the i-you-know-what will sync with Entourage which is a must have for me. ”Does the iPhone synchronize with my computer’s calendar and address book? Yes. It can sync with Address Book or Microsoft Entourage on the Macintosh, Outlook, Outlook Express on Windows, or Yahoo’s address book on the...
bijan sabet: Opencoffee today at 10am in cambridge. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
This made my day
theplatform Originally uploaded by bsabet. The founding team at thePlatform sent me this awesome photo last week. It made my day. I sent it out today to have it framed for my office. And exactly 1 year ago today, Comcast acquired thePlatform. They were our first investment at Spark and it was a fun ride. It’s wonderful to see them continue their success with cool new products....
OpenCoffee Boston tomorrow
Wild wild horses can’t keep me from OpenCoffee tomorrow in Cambridge. Everyone is invited. Very casual. No rsvp required. Info is on the left sidebar on this blog. Starts at 10am. Hope to see you there! (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: Just got mp4 videos running on my blackberry curve. Woot! (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: I love the iphone countdown app on gigaom. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
ConsumerReports.org - Car crash test →
bijan sabet: twitterrific is missing tweets updates from my friends. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Social Media explosion
Alex Blum, the CEO of KickApps, has an interesting post today about the dramatic increase in social media usage online. We all know in our gut that social media has been on an absolute tear over the past few years but the numbers are quite impressive. We made the investment decision in KickApps late in 2005. It was the second investment we made after starting Spark. We believed then as we do...
bijan sabet: Playing Foo Fighters - Next Year http://www.yottamusic.com/show/t:O9tm (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Techmeme should call themselves AppleMeme tonight. The coverage is unbelievable. Truly amazing. The iPhone reviews are coming in fast and furious now. I’m rooting for Apple on this one. Whether I get an iPhone now or later or never. The point is they are innovating and people love that. And so do I. (via BijanBlog)
Robot ate my homework
Readers of this blog know how much I dig robots (my various posts). So it’s no wonder I’m loving this recent fun cartoon from Channel Frederator. (disclosure: yep, we are investors in Next New Networks, the creators of Channel Frederator and many more networks) (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: At red herring east (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: I’m soo loving my new blackberry curve. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Bubbletea at tealuxe. So happy. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Going to Red Rocks
Andrew was able to snag tickets so we’re going to see Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem in Sept at Red Rocks in CO. This show should be amazing. I’ve never been to a show at Red Rocks but I heard it is something special. I remember as a kid watching this U2 video at Red Rocks. i’m sure it was a reason why I picked up my first electric guitar. The Beatles and Tenacious D have...
My parents had been Vonage customers for over a year. They had lots of service quality problems but they kept it going. Finally they switched a few months ago to Cablevision’s telephone service. They had their number ported over. Vonage kept billing them. This afternoon my mom called to cancel the Vonage service. They said they couldn’t because the phone was in my dad’s...
bijan sabet: Tennis with santo, dennis and scott. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Buying a blackberry curve now. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
MS People-Ready: People need to chill out
I was under a rock this weekend. I guess I stayed away from reading my favorite blogs. Weather was too nice. But I’m now caught up on the MIcrosoft/FM Publishing brouhaha and I don’t get the violent response. The publishers quotes are fine. The ad is fine. And Michael Arrington is right in this post and then the follow up. People need to chill out. Everything is fine. Really. ...
bijan sabet: Ran 2.9miles. I should have ran farther. Nano/Nike+ rules. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
New Charles River Run
Lauren #161 Originally uploaded by bsabet. This morning we went to go cheer on Lauren and two of her friends in the New Charles River Run in Cambridge. She did great. We were all cheering her on. You can see Sophia in the foreground. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: I’m getting similar number of linkedin invites per week as facebook. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Hanging out at the waterfront with the kids. Gorgeous day. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
The fun in building simple applications
When my dad bought our first computer, the Apple II, it didn’t come with any applications. But it did come with BASIC. And that kept us busy. Really busy. It was fun to try and learn the language and build simple applications. That was my first “hello world” program. When I was in undergrad I studied a bunch of computer languages, Cobol, Assembly, Pascal, LISP, C etc....
bijan sabet: Babysitter is here. going to try and get into the Beehive in the southend tonite. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Babe Ruth's house
babe ruth’s house Originally uploaded by bsabet. We went on pretty decent family bike ride today. Lauren had James on the back basket Sophia was on her bike Ellie was on our trail bike hitched onto me And we rode by the Babe’s old house. C’mon Babe. We need your help. Our team is 10.5 games behind those damn Red Sox. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: Finished bike ride with the family. Went by babe ruth’s old house. Photo coming to flickr soon. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Mtg lauren and kids for sushi (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Finished 3mile run this am. Some progress but lot of work before tri-for_fun in august. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)