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Random thoughts from the airport

I’m headed to NYC this morning to particpate in a talk at Jeff Pulvers 140conf. I arrived at the airport a bit early so I decided to jot down some random thoughts

  1. On Monday night I started playing around with the Tumblr Ask feature. It’s a lot of fun and encourage you to give it a try if you are using Tumblr. I answered about 8 questions (all posted on my blog) and have another 30 or waiting for me in my Tumblr dashboard. I’ll keep it going but will likely end up doing a few a week.

  2. Speaking of Tumblr, yesterday a number of places like MediaMemo and others reported the recent round at Tumblr. I am thrilled to be an investor in the company from the start with my good friends at USV. This has been an amazing company to watch grow from david’s side project at davidville to a massive network today. Well done guys!

  3. I’m starting to see more ipads in mtgs with founders. Apple sells an ipad to VGA adapter so I’m seeing presentations on the big screen as well as demos and presentations on the ipad display itself. Much more natural than a laptop. Especially for the latter scenario.

  4. I’m still enjoying my ipad. I did bring my MacBook air to SF last week but on day trips to NYC (like today) I leave the Air at home and just take the iPhone and iPad.

  5. While the lack of background tasks is barely forgiveable on the iPhone it’s a real issue for me on ipad. Different use cases for sure.

  6. The lack of healthy food options at the airport is sad.

  7. I’m getting very excited about Chrome extensions. Google’s architecture for chrome extensions is a big deal and these extensions are now simply web apps. They are smooth to use, don’t require a browser restart and allow developers to update their apps server side. I’m looking at a number of chrome apps (ie extensions) and will likely invest in one of them soon.

  8. Lauren i are going to Paris in two weeks. Can’t wait. We’ve got a number of dinner reservations but would very much welcome any suggestions for lesser known places for breakfast or lunch or lesser known neighborhoods in Paris.

They are starting to board so I’ll sign off now. Have a great day everyone!

(please excuse the typos and lack of links. Wrote this quickly on my iPhone).