Archive for February 29th, 2008

Tag Hi 5 Meme

Tagged by Joan (though I’m not sure what exactly a “Hi 5 Meme” is).

5 things found in your bag: (Since I am a guy I am going to substitute “pockets” for bag)

1. HTC Touch Dual
2. Wallet (given to me by the co-founder of and a former Microsoft colleague)
3. Keys
4. Paper towel (I don’t usually have tissue packets, so I carry around a paper towel… I don’t re-use it…)
5. Creative Zen Vision:M MP3 player

5 favorite things in your room:

1. My bed
2. My clock-radio
3. Figment from EPCOT Center
4. Books that sit nearby the window
5. Okay, my bedroom is pretty bare so I’m just listing the things that happen to be in it. I was going to list “clock radio” again for #5 but really, it’s not one of my favorite things.

5 things you have always wanted to do:

1. Learn Mandarin
2. Go to Llubjana, Slovenia
3. Write a novel
4. Feel well-rested
5. Learn how to play Weezer’s Acapulco on guitar (or their demo version of it, “Puerto Vajarta,” which is actually better)

5 things you are currently into:

1. My new iMac
2. Demetri Martin comedy videos
3. New job at work (Microsoft)
4. Trying out different types of sake
5. Becoming a better writer

5 people you want to tag:

I don’t know their blog addresses so this tag-a-thon is going to die with me.


Do lapel flag pins = patriotism?

The talk revolving around whether Obama is unpatriotic because he doesn’t wear a US flag lapel pin is dumb.

Doesn’t this congressman realize how ridiculous he sounds?

World Wide Telescope

While Microsoft is actively trumpeting the launch of its commercial software (Windows Server 2008), a small project from Microsoft Research has garnered interest.

It’s called the WorldWide Telescope and basically allows people to look around the night sky and zoom in to see stars, galaxies, solar systems… anything that has been captured by the high-powered telescopes that are whizzing about our heads.

If you’re interested in astronomy or simply looking up at the stars, take a look at the demonstration of WorldWide Telescope.