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Archive for September, 2006

43 boxes and a Chair
Saturday, September 30th, 2006

A week ago, last Saturday morning, I finally moved all of my stuff out of Inxight to a storage center. The truck was hardly filled by the 43 boxes and a Steelcase chair that I bought at the end of a TED conference years ago. These remains of 20 years at PARC and Inxight and the emptiness of the truck and the parking lot fail to portray the incredible journey it’s been.

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Fast Moves on Sofa in Amsterdam
Monday, September 25th, 2006

Supposedly, this sofa can clock 87 miles per hour, a Guiness world record for fastest furniture. Intel’s picture of the sofa as it crosses a canal in Amsterdam is meant to suggest that with the new Core 2 Duo that digital entertainment is not just for you living room any more. Though somehow given the setting, I’d guess there might be a lot of competition for your attention.


Favorite Summer Hack
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Can you guess it, the hack that fetches broad smiles from everybody I’ve shown? This simple idea has been as much fun to show as the very first edition of the Palm pilot 10 years ago.

Answer: a bottle opener in the bottom of the Reef Fanning beach sandal

This sandal hack appears quite viral esp. among men that still have some adolescence lurking in them (need I say more? …). It elicits many more reviews than other sandals everywhere I looked. Other than “Cool, I’ve got to get some!”, guess the next most common response. Who would want to drink a beer opened with a beach sandal?

I caught the idea myself from my brother-in-law Kevin, but lest you think I’m easy prey, I’ll add that they are quite comfortable with a perfectly snug fit and cushy air heels. “Fat tires, eh, mate?” And I think my daily use cost will eventually match the 99 cent Target flip flops that I also picked up this summer.

And on first day of school, I ran into a friend, who also has kids at the same school, and guess what he was wearing?