Sunday, February 26, 2006

Weird

How do YOU discover new music? I just found the neatest group, The Go! Team, and this is how:

1. Got a job at the Big G
2. Assignment: Blogger
3. Via aforementioned assignment, met Karen W.
4. While waiting in line last summer for the Big G shuttle, noticed Karen W. was unraveling her iPod headphones in anticipation of the mighty trek down 101.
5. Asked if she had any favorite podcasts she listened to on the regular.
6. Reply: "Check out KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic"
7. Subscribe to podcast in iTunes, listen to a show. "Eh."

...7 months later...

8. While listening to my "Recently Added" playlist, forget to pause iTunes as I take off my headphones to go eat.
9. Return and put headphones back on, listening to the middle of Morning Becomes Eclectic, featuring "The Go! Team".

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Google Page Creator

Well, the product i've been working on since I started Google has finally been released! Check out Google Page Creator at http://pages.google.com. It's an awesome product and I know will only get better ;) Hats off to the entire team: Justin, Ojan, Dana, Nathan, Julie, Eric, and Lilly. You guys are my heros...and made me realize that I miss writing code :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

ARMENIANS EVERYWHERE!





























My cousins at my Uncle & Aunts 50th anniversary:
Brother and sister John the Chessmaster & Anna in the first picture (& me), marker-faced Alexandra & Alex in the second.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sony BRAVIA - The Advert

This is pretty much the coolest commercial EVER (it was shot in SF, without special effects)

Sony BRAVIA - The Advert

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Yo!

There are just so many reasons why this is hot.
Also, a year and a half ago I knew 75% of the lyrics to this song. (I need to brush up on my mix-a-lot.)

Lemmings!

Elizium Lemmings - Menu

When I was a youngster, I used to play this goofy computer game called "Lemmings". Basically, in each level, a bunch of lemmings start falling out of the sky, and all they do walk to the right. If there are barriers, they bounce off, and if there are pits, well, they're lemmings, and they plunge to their death. Your job is to assign particular lemmings roles (i.e. "Builder", or "Digger") in certain parts of the level, with the goal of getting a certain percentage of the lemmings to the end of the level.

It was a really awesome game with a very unique premise. And now, someone has implemented it using fancy web browser teknologies! (link above). AWESOME.

Grapefruit

Red grapefruit good for heart, cholesterol | Science Blog

Awesome! Time to plant more grapefruit...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ski trip















Vivian and I in one of the three themed rooms of the thursday night party on the company ski trip. Crazy times. Vivian calls this my "before" pic :(

And yes, that is real mink. You go girl.