Friday, January 19, 2007

Six Degrees Badge Benefiting GalaxyGoo

I'm playing around with the new sixdegrees fundraising badge I've set up for GalaxyGoo. It's hard to tell yet, but the ideas seems pretty cool. Basically, people can set up these web widgets with lists of non-profits that they want to help raise money for. The coolest part, is that once a "badge" is created, others can copy it and raise money as well.

I'd like to see the networks this creates, when it starts taking off. I'd especially like to see a network develop supporting GalaxyGoo!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: Man Mows Down Pedestrians With SUV

Living in a city, you have to expect to see an occasional accident or pull over to let emergency vehicles pass by, with flashing lights and waling sirens. But yesterday's rampage was like something out of a bad movie.

On a family outing, our path was barred by police cars and yellow tape, closing off all but one lane on a long block of Divisadero. A few hours later, we had to go around another taped off street. It seemed like a lot of activity in such a short time.

This morning, the front page of the Chronicle showed us just what all that activity was. They weren't unrelated. Apparently, a man in an SUV was intentionally running down pedestrians, and was even doubling back to hit people gathered to help the injured.

Swath of central San Francisco terrorized as SUV guns for pedestrians

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Blogathon 2006!

The blogathon is almost here! I'll be blogging over at the blog, along with other Flash coders, to benefit the non-profit organization GalaxyGoo. We'll be posting experimental Flash projects every 30 minutes, for the 24 hours of the blogathon. Some have a science or math twist, others will be computational art, and still others will be both.

The fun starts at 6am (pacific time) on Saturday July 29.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Jackson and the Dentist's Drill

In my mind, Michael Jackson will now and forever be associated with the dentist's drill.

Sitting in the Dentists chair today, typical easy listening music played in the office. My dentist numbs my gums, and starts to drill. That little cavity will soon be gone.

When she pauses, the music is gone and the sound of a very formal voice is in the middle of reading aloud a verdict...something about giving alcohol to a minor. I think, "what a strange thing to be listening to in a dentists office". I wonder why they changed the radio station to some kind of court-room broadcast. The reading goes on and on, and I hear little bits whenever my dentist pauses or changes implements.

We're done! Yeah! As I walk up to the front desk, to pay the bill, I realize what we've been listening to. The radio station had broken into it's "regular programming" to broadcast the Michael Jackson verdict.

Now why would they do such a thing? Seems very strange to me.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Dragonfly Psychic

My friend Vera has a new blog called Dragonfly Psychic!

By a strange coincidence, we both chose very similar design templates for our blogs. I really like the dragonfly icons she's added.

But what if you're wife's a geek?

Emily Hambidge caused a bit of excitement in the blogosphere today, with her article about dating a developer. I told my husband about it, and his immediate response was to laugh and say "but what if you're wife's a geek?"

We came up with some perks to having a geek for a wife:

1. Tons of free T-shirts, since they almost never give away T-shirts that are small enough for me to wear. One exception was a T-shirt from Macromedia with the Central logo on it.

2. I like chinese take-out even more than he does--especially if it's from Eric's on Church Street.

3. I'm not really interested in gifts of jewelry--tech gadgets will make my heart skip a beat.

4. Neither one of us plays emotional games. We're both too busy being geeky to bother with relationship issues that aren't real.

5. We both love getting the legos out and playing with the kids.


Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Dentists ceilings should have artwork

Sitting in the dentists chair, I wondered why there was artwork on the wall but not on the ceiling...after all, I spent most of my time in that room looking up at the ceiling while my teeth were getting scraped.

Come to think of it, why don't all dentist and operating rooms have something interesting to look at on the ceiling. It sure would make the patient experience less boring. Yes, boredom was a big part of the surgeries I've had in my life. I've opted for being awake, since that usually results in quicker recovery time.

During today's cleaning, they discovered that one of my fillings has fallen out. Perhaps I'll bring along my iPod when I go back and get it replaced. Should drown out the sound of the drill too.

Friday, May 27, 2005

First Post in my New Blog

Well, since I've been blogging for years on GalaxyGoo, I figured it was time to finally start up a personal blog.

What will I post about? Whatever pops into my head, and doesn't fit on the GalaxyGoo blog. Probabaly a lot about food, since that's one of my favorite things in the world :-)