Codename Beta

Just set up a quick site for the event (and future events) at It will be made cool as necessary and as time permits. Tags: [tag:party], [tag:superhappydevhouse]

An Open Letter to Dodgeball

As some of you may have known, I am a fan of Dodgeball, I’ve even written about it before. I’ve been impressed with it, but have felt that it has had a long way to go and haven’t seen much movement on it. So, without further ado, my letter to its founders. I’m a big […]

Brain Wash and Wifi

There’s a little cafe right down the street from my new location in San Francisco. Well, it’s also a laundromat. And sort of a pub. It’s called Brain Wash. They have a website, you can watch live feeds of people doing laundry. Anyway, it’s a little bit of a hip hangout, and I guess at […]

Starbucks Philosophers

Living in Starbucks lately has made me privy to far more poor, subjective arguments about topics ranging from Bush, to gay rights, to women’s rights, to Marx, to child care. There appears to be an endless stream of people reading the newspaper starting casual conversations with strangers who have been waiting what seems like years […]

Them There People.

Hey friends and such that are sending me invites, I don’t want ’em. My reasons are two. Firstly, these posts by danah and Joi. Secondly, cool people use Dodgeball. I realize that a bunch of you are in Vancouver, but we’ll figure that out. For now, I hate’s logo and don’t play nice […]

The Hip / Tech Crew

Alright guys, I’m still pretty down and out as far as lack of internet goes, but it will be getting better quickly so I think I ought to begin the search for the cool people in this area who are going to get me invited to the cool parties, show me the coolest projects and […]

The Great Etech Outbreak of 2005

Sometime during the extreme lack of sleep leading up to my departure from Canada, I developed a nasty little cough. No runny nose, none of that sort of thing, just this dry cough that won’t go away. Well, I’ve apparently given it to everybody at Etech. The morning sessions have been marked by a continuous […]

Gung Haggis Fat Choy

Now that was a party. The concept? Celebrate Robert Burns Day and the Chinese New Year at the same time. How? Haggis. Sweet, merciful bags o’ haggis. The official site for the event but I think the pictures tell the story best. My personal set on Flickr. I am very much wearing a kilt next […]

Dark Nights Long Ago

Some nights ago, I watched Justin Hall’s video, and I was reminded of how thoroughly non-personal my blog has become. A long time ago my site had an open submissions section in which friends of mine would submit poetry. Through various backups and formats many of the entries have been lost, but I dug up […]

A Concert Experiment, Redux

I promised, long ago, to blog about a concert experiment I was trying. Here is a bit of a long-winded rambling attempt. The plan was to expand my social circle by going to 3 concerts with 3 different girls that I hadn’t known at the time of the writing. At least, that is ostensibly what […]