Cleaned up the “cafe” area of Berkeley Coworking in prep for open house on Friday.

Wed Aug 01 08:14:41 +0000 2007

Replying to @factoryjoe

What is NNW?

Wed Aug 01 23:21:55 +0000 2007

Berkeley Coworking space almost ready. Another trip to Ikea tomorrow!

Wed Aug 01 23:27:41 +0000 2007

L:Rest stop in Southern Oregon. On way to Portland. Having dinner with Raven Zachary tonight.

Sun Aug 05 21:33:42 +0000 2007

Does anyone know of a good tool that posts to multiple presence sites? I just tried the facebook twitter app, but it didn’t update my status

Mon Aug 06 19:31:52 +0000 2007

L:Portland, OR. Had a great dinner and conversation with Raven Zachary and Mara Collins last night.

Mon Aug 06 19:33:55 +0000 2007

Was also fun to sit and watch Raven Zachary and Mara Collins kids playing in the warm summer night. We don’t get that often in Berkeley.

Mon Aug 06 19:35:03 +0000 2007

L:Rest stop 21 miles south of Olympia, WA. Day started cool and cloudy, but it is beginning to brighten up. On way to south Peugeot Sound.

Mon Aug 06 22:25:40 +0000 2007

It has been as cold and foggy as Berkeley today on the Pugent Sound.

Wed Aug 08 00:03:28 +0000 2007

Just looked into the prices for AT&T roaming in Canada. Atrocious! And there is no way to turn off EDGE on iPhone w/o also turning off WiFi!

Wed Aug 08 00:06:05 +0000 2007

Catching up on my email before I head up Vancouver Island from Victoria. Cell access too expensive up here, so soon will be offline.

Wed Aug 08 16:38:03 +0000 2007

L:Channel Rock Retreat, Cortez Island, Puget Sound/Northwest Passage, British Columbia, Canada. It is beautiful here!

Thu Aug 09 07:16:14 +0000 2007

Five of us during break at retreat are down in “the shop” where the wifi works to do email and work stuff. No wifi where the sessions are.

Thu Aug 09 21:08:13 +0000 2007

Raining today, first chance I’ve had to play on my laptop for several days as connectivity is limited on this island.

Sun Aug 12 05:02:14 +0000 2007

The day is rising, the rain is over, and everything is gloriously wet.

Sun Aug 12 13:43:24 +0000 2007

Finally back in US so I can do twitter without a big surcharge.

Mon Aug 13 23:28:13 +0000 2007

Sitting at a breakfast table as a guest of Ron Sher, in his beautiful home on Lake Wasington near Seattle.

Tue Aug 14 15:52:33 +0000 2007

Got a note from Amazon that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will be arriving on November 2, not October 13th. The slips begin.

Tue Aug 14 16:57:19 +0000 2007

Getting ready for bed after a beautiful day in Seattle of looking at “Great Places” with Ron Sher.

Wed Aug 15 05:26:56 +0000 2007

Catching up on my email before heading west from Seattle. Goal: Top of Columbia River Canyon.

Wed Aug 15 16:56:20 +0000 2007

L:East side of Cascade Range, just went through Snoqalmie Pass (I love saying that name). On I-90 following the Yakima river to Ellensburg.

Wed Aug 15 18:49:57 +0000 2007

Very nice lunch at Starlight Cafe, 402 N Pearl, Ellensburg, WA. Don’t know if I will be out here again, but nice to note in case I do.

Wed Aug 15 20:22:41 +0000 2007

L:Yakima, WA. I’m quite impressed with the Yakima Valley Museum. A huge collection of Americana, and a shrine to SuprCourt Justice Douglas.

Wed Aug 15 23:36:04 +0000 2007

Left museum to orchard the tourist bureau recommended for peach sundae. The peaches were warm and sweet, the ice cream cold, and the air 99°

Thu Aug 16 01:07:15 +0000 2007

There was swimming pool outside of museum with noisy happy kids. Couldn’t resist returning for a swim. Haven’t done a water slide for ~20yr!

Thu Aug 16 01:14:33 +0000 2007

I didn’t intend to stop in Yakima, WA, but glad I did. Think I may stay the night and visit indian reservation tomorrow.

Thu Aug 16 01:15:21 +0000 2007

L:Toppenish, WA, in the Yakima Indian Nation. Arrived last night and got a free buffet from casino - a bargain if you don’t gamble.

Thu Aug 16 15:55:01 +0000 2007

Heading today off to Columbia Gorge, plan to visit Yakima Nation Heritage Museum, Maryhill Museum, Stonehenge Monument, ending Hood River.

Thu Aug 16 15:58:00 +0000 2007

I’m glad I gave a whole day for Columbia River Gorge. What could have been just a couple of hours drive now adds museums, Stonehenge, pe …

Thu Aug 16 22:28:09 +0000 2007

L:Hood River, OR. Most of the towns to the east seem Republican. Not Hood River–lots of organic cafes, slow/local food, etc. Nice.

Fri Aug 17 00:28:38 +0000 2007

L:The Dalles, WA. Couldn’t find a room in Hood River, WA, so went back upstream to this trucker town for a room.

Fri Aug 17 17:29:03 +0000 2007

A big contrast a few miles makes. I think The Dalles must be ~5-10° warmer, and much more blue collar and republican then liberal Hood River

Fri Aug 17 17:30:43 +0000 2007

Choices: Downstream to Portland and then I-5 home, downstream to Pacific and 101 home, or take roads from here south to Bend, OR/Crater Lake

Fri Aug 17 17:31:47 +0000 2007

Decided I’ve gotten enough urbananity and fog, so I’m going to go for rural, hot and dry. Off to Bend, OR with side trip to Timberline Lodge

Fri Aug 17 18:45:50 +0000 2007

L:Bend, Oregon, after a side trip to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, and Kah-nee-ta resort casino on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

Sat Aug 18 06:02:02 +0000 2007

Didn’t expect Hood, Oregon to be a relatively liberal town. No big college. But it appears to be. Beautiful and vibrant downtown area.

Sat Aug 18 06:08:16 +0000 2007

Skipping BarCamp, was thinking about coming back for it, but seems way too crowded (way beyond the dunbar number).

Sat Aug 18 06:11:21 +0000 2007

If you are staying in Bend, OR, I highly recommend the Phoenix Inn – right next to downtown, classy rooms, not too expensive.

Sat Aug 18 17:32:43 +0000 2007

Enjoying Bend, OR, but some rain coming in this evening, so heading out before I had originally planned to so that I can see Crater Lake.

Sat Aug 18 17:32:56 +0000 2007

I’m glad I left early – Crater Lake was sunny when I got to the north side, and cloudy by the time I got to the south side.

Sun Aug 19 05:52:18 +0000 2007

Klamath Falls, OR was a waste of time, went ahead on down to L:Dunsmuir, CA, near Mt. Shasta.

Sun Aug 19 05:53:09 +0000 2007

L:Kensington, CA (north of Berkeley in the hills). Home.

Mon Aug 20 15:27:18 +0000 2007

Back to work – going through priorities from two weeks of being mostly offline.

Mon Aug 20 15:29:25 +0000 2007

L:Berkeley Coworking, Berkeley, CA.

Mon Aug 20 17:36:16 +0000 2007

Bopping around Berkeley doing errands, post-vacation. Mail, car service, replace bad MacBookPro power supply, etc.

Mon Aug 20 23:47:06 +0000 2007

#!@%—while I was gone the fuse for my freezer popped, so everything in it has gone bad. Sludge. Fortunately, trash pick up day is tomorrow.

Tue Aug 21 01:51:58 +0000 2007

L:Amherst Home (

Tue Aug 21 23:22:17 +0000 2007

Sludge removal from fridge wasn’t as bad as I thought. Bought dolly from hardware store, moved fridge to sewer, used power spray to clean.

Tue Aug 21 23:23:26 +0000 2007

L:Berkeley Coworking Iffices, 2930 Shattuck Ave Ste 305, Berkeley, CA (

Wed Aug 22 00:14:12 +0000 2007

Preparing for tonight’s East Bay iPhone Developer meeting at

Wed Aug 22 00:14:47 +0000 2007

Good iPhoneWebDev discussions tonight at BerkeleyCoworking. Some interesting thoughts on SMS billing, microformats for iPhone, etc.

Wed Aug 22 05:04:39 +0000 2007

All of a sudden it seems I’m running into the Hang Drum (pronounce ‘hung’). Beautiful, haunting melodic drum. Someone had one at farmers mkt

Wed Aug 22 18:48:07 +0000 2007

Off to pick up M at SFO.

Thu Aug 23 02:22:57 +0000 2007

L:CitizenSpace, San Francisco, CA.

Thu Aug 23 20:48:48 +0000 2007

Helping my friend Deborah learn how to blog and learn about new ideas from Web 2.0.

Thu Aug 23 20:49:47 +0000 2007

Replying to @missrogue

was very helpful today talking about markets and conversations with @sfdeborah and I.

Fri Aug 24 05:51:22 +0000 2007

Wonderful hang drum video song at

Fri Aug 24 05:53:05 +0000 2007

Nothing like hot oatmeal on a cold foggy morning in Berkeley.

Fri Aug 24 13:57:30 +0000 2007

L:iPhone Tech Talk, Westin Hotel, 50 3rd St., San Francisco, CA.

Fri Aug 24 16:51:49 +0000 2007

Travelling back to Berkeley on BART, after iPhone Tech Talk.

Fri Aug 24 23:11:10 +0000 2007

Back at home, reviewing my work week. I’ve not been very productive since my return, too many fires to take care of.

Sat Aug 25 05:39:09 +0000 2007

@raines, you should make that weird burn program you have use #burn instead.

Sat Aug 25 05:42:13 +0000 2007

Finally downloading my iPhoneDevCamp keynote speech video – going to take over an hour. Curious about it as I’ve never seen myself speak.

Sat Aug 25 05:44:02 +0000 2007

Cold, dreary morning in Berkeley. Usually the “berkeley summer” starts by now.

Sat Aug 25 16:39:04 +0000 2007

Taking a “snow day” – reading a lot, resting, and otherwise not doing chores or errands.

Sun Aug 26 20:20:08 +0000 2007

The weather has been so cold in Berkeley this week that a couple of our Maple trees are turning red.

Mon Aug 27 03:06:09 +0000 2007

L:Southwest Terminal, Oakland Airport, Oakland, CA. Travelling to San Diego to spend a couple of days with Raph Koster’s startup Areae.

Mon Aug 27 15:49:23 +0000 2007

I’m impressed with #iphone installer

Mon Aug 27 15:58:31 +0000 2007

L:Areae offices, San Diego, CA.

Tue Aug 28 00:12:50 +0000 2007

At hotel, catching up on email after a good day looking over Areae’s future plans. Very interesting, but can’t say too much yet.

Tue Aug 28 06:30:32 +0000 2007

Beautiful clear sky in San Diego for total lunar eclipse.

Tue Aug 28 10:58:46 +0000 2007

Deep red, almost a fantasy of Mars.

Tue Aug 28 11:00:56 +0000 2007

Took a chance since so many SF Bay twitterers were twittering about the eclipse that she would be watching it too. My sweetie was watching.

Tue Aug 28 11:09:38 +0000 2007

Right before totality ended, the moon was black, red, and a faint blue, probably from the reflected earthlight.

Tue Aug 28 11:32:44 +0000 2007

My friend Dean Decrease is starting a blog on human habitat, community, sustainability and slow food restaurants.

Tue Aug 28 11:47:28 +0000 2007

Back at Areae offices. Building worlds, telling stories.

Tue Aug 28 17:05:19 +0000 2007

Replying to @nancywhite

how do you register for twitter groups?

Tue Aug 28 17:05:58 +0000 2007

L:Finished another day at Areae. Raph Koster has attracted a very talented group of people.

Thu Aug 30 01:30:56 +0000 2007

Last day at Areae in San Diego. It is fun to be their first alpha tester. Debrief with Raph Koster and John Donham today, then fly home.

Thu Aug 30 14:34:41 +0000 2007

L:Southwest Airlines Gate 7, Terminal 1, San Diego Airport (SAN), San Diego, CA. Thought I was going to be late to gate, but am in A line.

Thu Aug 30 19:23:02 +0000 2007

Free wifi at San Diego Airport (SAN) works just fine.

Thu Aug 30 19:24:28 +0000 2007

L:Amherst Home, Kensington, CA (near Berkeley). Back from San Diego trip.

Fri Aug 31 00:28:07 +0000 2007

My birthday today. Because of the nice weather Maire is taking me to Tacobaya on 4th St. for lunch.

Fri Aug 31 19:53:18 +0000 2007

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!

Sat Sep 01 01:00:40 +0000 2007

Off to L:ConQuest, Burlingame, CA. A game convention with board, card, roleplaying and live action games.

Sat Sep 01 01:01:31 +0000 2007