Category: technology

  • (Not) Writing For Money

    I met my neighbor at the gym- she’s a professional writer- and we ended up chatting on our way back to North Beach through parks and alleys, until our paths split. She was surprised that my day job didn’t involve writing, since we usually talk about each other’s novels in progress, and she knows I’m…

  • Finishing Things

    I’m just alerting you to the fact that I am working on finishing my business idea, which is Annaboka (http://www.annaboka.com) anna+book, in Swedish. I am working on the login process, so the minute I iron out the irregularities, I will open it up to whomever is interested. I gave it an allotted time of 2…

  • Small Joys

    I hit three cafes yesterday in the search for wi-fi as I had to get out of the apartment for a few hours. Result? None. It was a combination of poor choices and downtown being a Saharan dessert during a bank holiday. On the 3-hour, 3-mile walk – including shopping errands, of course– I eventually…

  • Creativity

    Chatting with a bunch of folks on the SF WoW mailing list on creativity- via programming, or crafts- and it led me to think in general that there are two buckets of creativity. On one hand- creating something whole, by yourself, from beginning to end, and on the other- group projects that have feedback. When…

  • South Bay Nostalgia: Software Meet-ups

    I have a huge fat soft spot for the South Bay. I drove down last night- 1:10 h:m from Emeryville! – to meet up with some developers who are doing the same kind of work I’m doing for my Business Idea. So many things threw me back to being 16 again. – That it is…

  • Music

    Just invested in some iTunes/Amazon MP3 songs- last two albums by John Legend & Anthony Hamilton, Bill Withers, and random songs from Charlie Parker, Damien Rice, Dave Brubeck… it’s the symptom of looking into other recommendation engines, and sitting in your living room doing a lot of work, and really enjoying good working music. Pandora…

  • Knowing What You Don’t Know

    I was waiting for my friend to get out of a meeting, and was sitting at Mario’s Cigar Shop nursing a beer, and reading about Ruby on Rails (RoR) vs. PHP. I’ve done object oriented programming, and server scripting, and I’m lazy and end up doing server scripting for any quick project. My haiku database…

  • What Not to Blog

    I know, you shouldn’t tell the world you drank a lot, but hey, there were a lot of other people, well at least 5, and it was New Year’s Eve. In a rash of weirdness I asked the psychic that my friend hired for the party questions about my business idea. Now I know why…

  • Deserved Success

    I had to unsubscribe from Laughing Squid and Valleywag for a while- I realized that despite writing two novels that lambasted a certain attitude expressed inside- if you notice most of my evil murderers/serial killers are tech journalists- I still had a weird hang-up about it. Laughing Squid is more of a social photo reporter…

  • Business Idea

    I was up before noon the other day- I have a wacky schedule, mainly because I set my own hours. I woke up at 8am and took the F-Wharves to the Ferry Building. Uncommunicative and sleepy, I sat and read the New York Times and waited for my sister to join me. I’m really aware…