Dear Dopplr. I was wrong about you. →
So I can’t remember who first invited me to Dopplr. It was either Rafer or Prashant. Dopplr is an online service for frequent travelers. You put in all of your upcoming trips and you hope that your traveling friends do the same. I joined several months ago. And in the beginning I didn’t get it. It felt hard to use. It felt like yet another weak social network asking me to re-create...
bijan: At the stow airfield: http://tinyurl.com/2qzlty (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: James and ellie listening to a guy jamming in harvard sq: http://tinyurl.com/2der27 (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: Dinner in harvard sq with the family. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: @nabeel cool. I’ll check it out. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: Sophia showing me all about the Wii: http://tinyurl.com/3br9rk (via Twitter / bijan)
Students today →
The story about the kids in Boulder is an inspiration. 50 students walked out during the Pledge on Thursday. They objected to the “under god” phrase. Even the principle was impressed. I’m still digging into the background of this story and whether other students around the country are going to do something similar. Or maybe they already are? Someone should ask our presidential...
bijan: I love my new wifi blackberry curve. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: Leaving sfo. Dopplr say I’ll be back soon. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: Apple SF packed at 1:30pm: http://tinyurl.com/2zzclq (via Twitter / bijan)
The leading Democratic candidates last night said that USA withdrawal from Iraq may not even be complete by 2013. I’m not kidding We need a third party. My party isn’t doing it. Update: Jeffrey Feldman offers his insight on how the top3 candidates are looking at Iraq these days. Unfortunately I think he’s right.
Editors - An End Has a Start on Yottamusic →
bijan: in sf this morning. been up for hours. Lots of mtgs today and then poker night in SOMA. (via Twitter / bijan)
A walk through the Haight →
End Haight Originally uploaded by waywuwei. Last night Eric, Alan and I wanted to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at The Independent but they were sold out. So we ended up getting a beer in the Upper Haight. We had a fun night. After I left the bar, I took a quick stroll through the Haight before catching a cab to my hotel. My first apartment in San Francisco was just a few blocks away...
Pitchfork: Sex Pistols Redo "Anarchy" for Guitar... →
bijan: Lunch with dave Winer in berkeley: http://tinyurl.com/24eczf (via Twitter / bijan)
The trouble with Trackbacks →
Trackbacks and how they are implemented with todays blogging platforms are way more trouble than its worth. Its clunky to manage to say the least. But links, trackbacks and comments are a critical part of the blogging conversation. I use technorati a few times a week to see what people are saying about my posts. Unfortunately Technorati isn’t used by everyone that reads this blog. So all of...
bijan: packing for my trip to SF. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: my post on why I ordered the Tmo Curve. http://tinyurl.com/yvc3zt (via Twitter / bijan)
The Tmobile Curve is better than AT&T's Curve →
TMobile is now shipping their version of the Blackberry Curve. It’s called the 8320. It has two advantages over the AT&T Curve I own. It has WiFi. And the jury is still out on how much that will help. But the camera seems to be much better than the camera in the AT&T Curve. They are both technically 2 megapixel cameras but there is a substantial difference. Check out these...
bijan: @bpm140 I just can’t take it anymore. the 8320 seems to have a *much better* camera (according to some samples I’ve seen) than my Cuve a … (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: u soon. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: buying an unlocked 8320 Blackbery Curve w/WiFi. (via Twitter / bijan)
Y'up, what he said →
Santo has a post today about Greylock’s investment in Facebook. Santo is 100% right. Couldn’t agree with him more.
Bug Labs is coming to Cambridge →
Bug Labs held their first meetup in NYC in August. It was a great turnout. Well Peter & the company are now coming to Cambridge, MA on Oct 9th. Please join us if you are interested in the world of consumer electronics, open source and a world where web services meets hardware mashups. Here are the details. I’ll be there. Hope you will be there too!
bijan: I’m starving. Leaving the office now. Must find food (via Twitter / bijan)
How CBS interviewed Iran's president (Scripting... →
Now this is a bummer →
My iPhone is giving me the blues The lack of wireless syncing and the lack of search is killing me. I have a Curve but I hate the UI, crappy camera quality (example: same image, this one taken with iPhone and other with a Curve) and the Curve doesn’t have WiFi. I’ve been looking for an excuse to go back to my trusty Blackberry. I told myself that either the iPhone will get better...
Why I blog? →
Scott Kirsner has an article in the Boston Globe today about venture capitalists that blog and don’t blog. I’m quoted in the piece along with other VC friends of mine. Scott also follows up his article with a post on his personal blog, Innovation Economy. In his follow up, he has a video with me and some other folks on the subject too. First and foremost, I don’t consider...
bijan: Giving James his first driving lesson: http://tinyurl.com/yovebd (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: hanging with james. (via Twitter / bijan)
Happy Birthday Ellie →
Today is Ellie’s birthday. It seems like yesterday that we moved back to Boston. At the time Lauren was 5 months pregnant with Ellie. And today she turned 6. We started her day with her soccer game. Her team, the Pink Poodles played the Yellow Ducks. I have to brag a little here. Ellie was fantastic. She was running and working it non-stop and had a bunch of goals. This breakaway turned...
bijan: Ellie’s bday bash has begun. I’m with 10 kindergarten girls. Wish me luck. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: Sophia just scored. Great lefty kick. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: My daughter Ellie’s birthday today. Number 6. wow. (via Twitter / bijan)
Vote for Bug Labs for SXSW 2008 →
I’m going to the 2008 SXSW Interactive Festival. Really looking forward to it. As you may know, panels at SXSW are voted on by the community. We are hoping that Bug Labs (a Spark portfolio company) is selected. Naturally I think Peter, Bug Labs CEO/founder would be a great speaker and his topic selected for consideration is called Hardware Mashups: Introducing the Long Tail of...
When I get elected President... →
Charlie for president!
bijan: Red Sox Nation is freaking out :) http://tinyurl.com/2jkyxk (via Twitter / bijan)
Red Sox Nation is freaking out. Heh. →
Boston and all of Red Sox Nation are simply freaking out. As a Yankees fan and as a kid from Long Island, I’m having the time of my life :) Every day is like sunshine right now. Om sends me giddy Yankee email. My neighbors are pulling their hair out. We just hired a local boston person to join us an office admin and her favorite team is….wait for it….yes, the NY Yankees. ...
My continued beef with OpenOffice and office web... →
Everyone seems to be tickled with all of the various open source and proprietary alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Especially Mac users, since we have been offered the same old version of MS Office for years and years. It doesn’t even run native on the Mac yet. I wish Mac-heads would stop putting so much energy on Word, Excel and Powerpoint alternatives. That’s...
bijan: Day4 no carbs. Getting easier. (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: Moon over my house tonite: http://tinyurl.com/yvjw92 (via Twitter / bijan)
bijan: @bpm140 I’m jealous. Have fun! (via Twitter / bijan)