We camped out for an entire week for this game, just so we could stand front and center, right behind Dick Vitale. There were probably 50 tents outside of Maples the night before the game. Sure, for a basketball-crazed school like Duke, that’s nothing, but for Stanford, that was really amazing…
I was discussing how YouTube is basically America’s Funniest Home Videos on the Internet, and that led me to think about Bob Saget. From there, I started thinking about Full House, and of course, I checked Wikipedia. Then I clicked on Danny Tanner (Bob Saget’s character), and I found the following gem:
Danny often dated beautiful models despite the fact that he was a dork and very skinny.
I guess there’s hope for me after all.
Edit: Apparently Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey) is rumored to be Alanis Morrisette’s first lover, and the subject of the song “You Oughta Know.” Link
Like many Guy Kawasaki lists, there are more than ten things. Funny how most of his advice is about being concise, but hey, it’s his blog. Think of it as a bonus!
I hate calling my credit card company, the local IRS branch, customer support, etc. because it’s so hard to find a way to actually talk to a person. That’s where the gethuman database comes in, listing all the numbers to shortcut the interface.
For instance, if you want to talk to an actual customer representative at Apple, just press “0” at every prompt. For the Washington Post, just don’t press or say anything! What’s also nice is that the gethuman DB lists the appropriate phone numbers, which is very useful when companies don’t list their customer service #s (cough cough Amazon).
The sky is falling, the world is over-heating. Al Gore says it’s imperative we follow his lead and embrace a “carbon-neutral lifestyle”, else we’ll “send the world into a tailspin.” However, Gore has two houses that could both be on MTV’s Cribs, and isn’t willing to spare a few extra cents to ensure his home is carbon-neutral. Furthermore, Gore’s family invests in an oil company that drills in ecologically-sensitive areas. All courtesy of Peter Schweizer (who to be fair, is a member of Stanford’s Hoover Institute, a conservative think tank).
Nerds from all over the Valley flocked to tonight’s TechCrunch party, including this one. Main takeaways: the chance to reconnect with some good friends (or acquiantances), and to branch out a little bit. There are already plenty of pictures on Flickr, and I’ll add mine when I get the chance. And no, I didn’t collect my $200 dollars, but apparently someone paid $501 to attend.
Being at tonight’s party reminded me how disconnected from the Valley I’d been while in China. Nobody else in my travel group had ever heard of Flickr, Digg, del.icio.us, etc.