December 2006

Wii friend code

No thanks to the many technical tools I used to try and find a Wii, we happened to get one last week when Robin got a call from a neighbor who fortuitously bought one from a Toys R Us employee with loose lips. (The neighbor overheard the...

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Loving my new camera

A Nikon D50 was waiting under the tree for me this Christmas, and I’m in love. We’ve been a little stir-crazy the last few days (thanks to pneumonia, asthma attacks and various other kid-related nuttiness), so we bundled everyone in the car and headed north to the...

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CIA security concerns

Searched for something online yesterday, and the result included a link to the CIA world fact book, which apparently is hosted at cia.gov (not www.cia.gov). However, the CIA’s security certificate is for www.cia.gov, causing Firefox to wonder whether “someone may be trying to intercept your communications with...

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Sittercity update

Last month, I wrote about how impressed I was with Sittercity. It’s a clean site, focused on an important task (helping parents and babysitters find each other), and they’ve successfully built out a terrific community and what I presume is a very healthy business. It’s interesting to...

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Seeing the forest

This post by Jory Des Jardins is one of the most meaningful posts I’ve read in a long, long time. No sense in summarizing it, it’s a great read all around, and it really resonates for me. Thanks, Jory, for posting it.

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Wii are nerds

Mike brought his Wii over tonight, and Henry, Kris and I had far too much fun boxing and bowling. It’s every bit as good as advertised. Word of warning: Don’t box Kris Smith. I don’t know what mojo he exercises over the nunchuck controller, but it’s wicked....

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Grassroots AdSense Strategy

Browsing a news article today about Barack Obama’s swing through New Hampshire, I was struck by the AdSense ad block on the right: an ad for Barack’s own site at BarackObama.com, an ad for DraftObama.org, a site run by my buddy Ben Stanfield designed to encourage the...

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Finding a Wii

Update 1/26/07: Looks like supply is starting to catch up with demand. I’ve seen several Wiis available at Amazon.com over the past few days; go here to see if they’re available. Good luck! Wow, this is really nuts. I had a chance to get one with Mike...

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