Searching the Haight for Signs of Life

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween in the Haight

Gear: Robe, Cross, Rosary, Bible, Sandals

Accompanied by: Cave Woman, Betty Rubble, Dan

Goal: Drink, drink, drink

Happy Halloween!


There are few things as pleasurable as reheating leftover food and finding a lot more shrimp than you expected.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Boulders Keep a Tumblin' Back Down

That was last week, and I'm hoping I can avoid a similar experience in the current one. Specifically, I am pushing the following boulders up a hill:

1) Sales Presentation
2) Corporate Identity Design
3) Stationery
4) Technical Documentation
5) Website
6) PR Campaign

All of these things kind of depend on each other, and there is lots of consensus-building involved in making each one, so it is a process that is at times painful. But it's fun, and I expect it to be fulfilling as each gets completed.

Then, they all become living documents that you have to tend to like a shepherd, killing and eating the ones that are no longer valuable and bringing in new sheep to the flock as times dictate. And if the herd gets big, it better be useful, and then you need some other shepherds to come in and watch some of the sheep, or at least tend to the shearing and whatnot.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Back to the Left Coast Tomorrow!

Heading back left tomorrow, invigorated with more to do workwise than I could possibly finish in time and some interesting social possibilities on the horizon ;). I left for Pittsburgh a bit pessimistic on my new job and somewhat doubtful of myself, but I'm coming back with my optimism restored.

Currently Reading: On the Road
Currently Interested In: Go
Currently Working On: Manuals for Our Tools
Currently Thinking: What's for dinner?
Currently Musing: What Dreams May Come?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

SureLogic Begins

Completely Spontaneous Picture! Here's
Edwin, our head developer, and Steve, our
fearless leader.

Here is me attempting to levitate at our new

And Chuck, our resident silver-tongued devil.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Oreo Fork

Bill Jester showed me something today that may stick with me the rest of my life. It's a technique that takes a little practice, because Oreos are a fragile thing. But, simply put, you stick a fork into the white part and dunk the forked Oreo in a cup of milk.

This simple innovation is the answer to the age-old dilemna of Oreo-eaters everywhere... the trade-off between milk on the fingers and the satisfaction of a deeply dunked oreo wih enough time to get it saturated. Veteran fork-oreo dunkers wil tell you to watch the bubbles to know when the oreo is ready to eat.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Too Busy To Blog

I'm really too busy with work to be blogging right now, but since Brad sent a scolding email to the crew, I will provide the obligatory three sentences that he demanded from all of us.

I'm becoming more and more fascinated by the intricacies of the game of Go, particularly since I have been reading a book by Peter Shotwell on the subject that combines history, philosophy, and strategy into one terrifically insighful book. The depth to which the game of Go is intertwined with Eastern religion is remarkable, and the history of the game is a fascinating soap opera of murder, disgrace, and brilliance.

And now, in our modern era, Go is (paraphrasing somewhat here) the last frontier of the human mind, gaming wise.

It's unconquered by computers and probably better described as competitive art than a mere board game.