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Entries from August 2006

2880 New York Minutes

August 24th, 2006 · No Comments

I just returned from a couple days in the NYC. East Coast. Since it seems like all I do when I’m there is work, lay in bed pretending to sleep (this time at the Hotel Roger Williams), and eat. Here is a short overview of the dining part of the trip. Had an amazing Moroccan […]

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Tags: Travel

ESPN360 and The Internet Apocalypse

August 13th, 2006 · No Comments

ESPN may well be the first horseman of the coming Internet Apocalypse. Sure, that’s a bit of an overstatement, but it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. With their latest venture ESPN360.com Disney is charging Internet service providers a fee for the ability to serve ESPN360.com to their customers. This means that the […]

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Tags: Business · Media · Technology

Pinned Back At The Track

August 12th, 2006 · No Comments

Going to the races “where the turf meets the surf down in Olde Del Mar” is always better to think about than to do. I was reminded of this again on Friday afternoon when we went to the Del Mar Track to watch the horses race and catch a free show by San Diego’s own […]

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Tags: Life

The Late-Night, Open Ocean Heebies

August 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Last night, after a delicious dinner and a walk to the post office box to drag home the three pound spring fashion issue of Vanity Fair, we decided to go down to the beach and swim. It was about 9:30 PM. I’m all good with night swimming in the wide open ocean as long as […]

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Tags: Life

A Samuel Beckett Trifecta

August 9th, 2006 · No Comments

I just read a The New Yorker profile on Irish playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett titled Sam I am. On April 13, 2006 he would have been 100 years old and fans of Beckett’s have turned this centenial into a celebration. The only reason I read the story, and already knew that Beckett would have […]

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Tags: Life

The Machinists

August 8th, 2006 · No Comments

I met Clancy Pearson back in the day. Let’s just say he was a friend of a friend. And he was the owner of a Sims Terry Kidwell Model snowboard at a time when everyone wanted one, and very few people could get them. But Clancy had one. To me it seemed like more evidence […]

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Tags: Art

Seventeen Minus One

August 8th, 2006 · No Comments

Atoosa Rubenstein, star of MTV’s Miss Seventeen and former editor of Seventeen Magazine, has announced that she is leaving the magazine to work on book, a website, and to get “closer to her girls.” None of this really matters that much to me (I’m not an avid Seventeen Magazine reader), aside from the fact that […]

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Tags: Media

The $60 Million Myth

August 4th, 2006 · No Comments

This is the kind of magazine cover that doesn’t sit well when picked up at the post office on the way home from the Internet factory on a Friday afternoon. It’s the cover of BusinessWeek and over a picture of Digg.com co-founder Kevin Rose (the Pete Taras of tech) it says How This Kid Made […]

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Tags: Media · Technology

AOL Runs A 5K

August 4th, 2006 · No Comments

Looks like Time Warner (the company I work for) is very serious about getting it’s AOL house in order. Not only is TWX killing the absolutely silly “pay for content” model that has been out-moded for nearly 10 years, but AOL has decided to lighten the payroll load by announcing yesterday that they will cut […]

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Tags: Media

Big New Apples On The Way

August 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 06 begins in four days and already the web is loading up on rumors about exactly what products Steve Jobs will announce in his keynote. For many the iPhone would be the biggest news (the fact that we just purchased two Sharp Sidekicks makes me think it will be the big […]

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Tags: Technology