Wax Eloquently

This is my life — or at least part of it. Enjoy!

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What Is The World Coming To?

March 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

[NOTE: Oops! Forgot to publish this a few weeks ago!]

On the plane trip down I saw three laptops open (including my own), and all three were Macs. Times: are they a-changin’?

I spent the weekend in beautiful Palo Alto, California attending Startup School hosted by Y-Combinator and Stanford BASES. It was great! We (all 600+ of us) filled up Stanford’s Kresge Auditorium and listened to a day full of speakers talking about tech startups from a variety of perspectives.

Meeting up with the other attendees outside of the conference was the best part of the trip. I talked with a bunch of people from all over the country (and even from up in Canada), and came away feeling energized to work on my own projects again.

There was a neat hacker party on Saturday night called Super Happy Dev House. I had never been to something like that before, and had a good time alternating between meeting more tech people and working my projects. A++ NERD PARTY. WOULD ATTEND AGAIN.

I didn’t get to sleep before 2:30 though, and had to get up at 7:30 this morning. Woe is me! I’m getting so old.

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Almost Welcome to Haikoo

March 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Haikoo isn’t quite ready yet, but it will be soon. Add your name to the one time launch notification list!

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Weather Report

January 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Second snow of the season! I love weather like this.

He’s not really a homeowner per se, but it sounded right and I thought I would talk him up so his friends thought he was cool.

Here’s a direct link to the video.

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Back to the Basics

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments

I’ve been saving up a ton of photos recently. “Saving” in this case meaning “taking a picture thinking it will make a great story and then not actually telling that story.” Let’s see if we can fix some of that.

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Wanderin’ for Wi-Fi

December 15th, 2006 · No Comments

The power is still out. It’s so exciting!

It went out just before 9:55 last night.

NOTE TO SELF: The recording of 30 Rock will be cut off too early.

I awoke more than once to screams of tree branches being ripped from their homes, and cast upon the roof of my apartment. Their suffering cries were deafening! We need to end tree branch suffrage immediately.

War-torn Downtown Edmonds is such an odd sight; driving down Main I noticed that the south side of the street was fully powered, and the north side was not.

Now I am sitting in one of two open coffee shops (the other is a Starbucks, and was packed). The power outlet doesn’t work and there’s no wi-fi, but I got some breakfast and that’s good enough for now. In a little bit I will go and try the Library.

Scratch that. Washington State Ferries Wi-Fi!

How you doin’?

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I Had My Butler Turn The Lights Down Low

December 14th, 2006 · No Comments

It sure is dark around here!

For those of you for whom this doesn’t work, try this.

NOTE: I actually wrote and recorded this last night right after the power went out. I got the video uploaded via an insecure “linksys” connection, and and just before I hit the “Publish” button (on this fantastic ecto blogging client) I saw a couple of flashes outside my window. I went to investigate, and suddenly the insecure wireless networks (as well as the two secured networks keeping it company) had disappeared!

Either they were all on UPSes with the same discharge time, or those flashes were more people losing juice!

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Stranger Than Fixin’

December 1st, 2006 · 2 Comments

I liked it.

For those of you for whom this doesn’t work, try this.

(Spoiler Warning: The comments discuss the ending. See the movie first, then participate!)

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We Are Blood Donation Superstars

November 29th, 2006 · No Comments

Tonight Jana and I donated blood again tonight. Last time (or perhaps the time before) she was awarded with a “Galloneer” pin for donating an entire gallon of blood.

Galloneer Pin!
Now I have done the same. Booya!

Get out there and donate blood. You never know when someone like me might need a whole bunch of blood due to a gnarly lung tear!

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On Penpals

October 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Hi there! Here we go again.

Let me know if you sign up — I would love to hear about where you get cards from.

(For those of your for whom this method doesn’t work, try this link)

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Where Has Tom Been?

August 25th, 2006 · 3 Comments

I haven’t posted anything online for awhile. Hopefully this will be suitable as an explanation…

Got questions? Feel free to ask.

(For those of your for whom this method doesn’t work, try this link)

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