Monday, February 25, 2008

Place Vendome

Place Vendome
Originally uploaded by wck
It's so spring like here! I'm wiped out from my long walk this afternoon and no sleep last night. If there is an "unable to sleep on airplanes" lifetime achievement award, I should really at least be in the running.

I've done nothing useful since I got here. I took the Air France bus down, and then went and vegged in the Jardin des Tuileries in one of those wonderful chairs with the semi-reclined back. Then I got a HUGE latte from Starbucks, walked for 2 hours, and returned to the tuileries to sit some more and snack on some macaroons. I had a look at the Paris-Visite pass line at the Louvre, but it freaked me out, so I'm pass-less for now.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Google Alum Network

From John Battelle's Searchblog
A Lot of Folks Are Leaving Google...
So it's about time to create an alumni relations program!

Indeed. I'm a member. It's an interesting idea, and I found it slightly amusing that they kicked it off in February so immediately everyone was asking about missing W2's.

The part I found most amusing is that I run an informal amazon alum group/email list on google groups - and at the moment the google alum group is mostly a google group as well. Google groups is great for email list hosting, but I really wish that they would work on the part that hosts files and pictures- it should be so much easier to create small custom websites, and have a little blogger instance, and maybe a wiki. Facebook and the massive increases of splogs and comment spam and whatnot have had me thinking quite a lot recently about walled gardens how they really aren't a new thing at all. WELL was a big walled garden, and we've been reinventing it in new technologies over and over and over.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

at work

1/2 closed door policy.
Originally uploaded by slimeduckling
A picture of our group at work by Lenny. I love how completely unawake I look there.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A Dress A Day blog, on learning sewing:

(Remember, sewing is like perl: There's More Than One Way To Do It.)

Awesome. It's true, just never thought I'd see another blog talking about two of my favorite things in 1 sentence.