Whew. In December I blogged that I was leaving Yahoo! for a new job, and had every intention of following up with news about the new job and the new company just as soon as I started. But the next time I look up I find that it's ... June(!). I guess new jobs have… Continue reading Working at Powerset
There was a sudden rumbling noise, and mild shaking lasting a couple of seconds, max. As it was happening, at least two different co-workers called out "Earthquake!", cheerfully. Immediately I went to the usgs.gov site to make sure - and it was this one. I was chuffed - finally! You see, I moved to the… Continue reading First earthquake
Techbiz 1) YHOO will remain an independent entity, and will not merge with either AOL or MSFT 2) Yahoo! Search will close most of the search monetization gap with Google 3) In May 2007, journalistic coverage of Yahoo! will be more positive than negative 4) At the end of 2007, the search engines ranked by… Continue reading 2007 predictions
For the last couple of years, sometime around New Year's Day, I have written down goals for the coming year. I'm calling them goals, not resolutions, because I think that there's a difference, and that goals work better, at least for me. Here's an example of what I don't like in a resolution. Let's say… Continue reading Goals vs. resolutions
OK 2006, see ya later. I can't say that I'm sorry, or that I'll miss you too much. Professionally it was actually challenging, fun, and (at the end) tumultuous in not a bad way, and 2006 sends me out somewhat crisply, with me wrapping up my former job in December and starting a new one… Continue reading Goodbye 2006
Since I'm leaving the bigcorp I'm also leaving the bigcorp's gym, so I bought a three-year membership to 24-Hour Fitness. (I hope that this does not show insufficent optimism about the startup's chances - if we have our own gym in our own large corporate campus before three years from now, I guess I'll just… Continue reading Card “activation” as a survey tool
In her interview with me, Sugarrae said "He is definitely a witty guy, but has a stern way of saying things sometimes that leaves you wondering if he was being serious or simply having fun with you. ;-)". She's right - although I make jokes _all_ the time, I never smile when I do, for… Continue reading Smiley on a stick
I've been mulling this one for a while, but finally had to pull the trigger. I'll be leaving Yahoo! Search at the end of the month, and going to a small startup. The decision was hard, because there is absolutely nothing wrong with my Yahoo! job. The people in Engineering, Research and Applied Research (the… Continue reading Leaving Yahoo!
Renkoo.com, my absolute favorite social-networking service 🙂 is done with the friends-and-family-only beta phase, and is now out in public for anyone to try. Check it out, and invite that friend you haven't seen for a while out for a coffee, or maybe a playdate. Congrats to Joyce, Adam, the Renkoo crew, and the Fembot… Continue reading Renkoo launches public beta!
The cool thing about traveling is that you meet people totally unlike yourself. That almost makes up for me sitting here waiting in Las Vegas for the flight that's three hours after the connecting flight I almost made.... The Twins On my flight from San Jose to Chicago, my seat assignment was a middle seat… Continue reading Traveling companions