Category Archives: Fun

The Apprentice

The Apprentice TV ShowThe new season of The Apprentice is starting this weekend and it looks like Yahoo! is again providing the official site. I don’t watch the show religiously, but I tend to watch it with my wife, if nothing else to make sure the HotJobs ad shows up at the end when the loser gets in a taxi cab.

This season there is also a game called The Apprentice Intern Contest where you can answer questions and make predictions prior to each episode (Apprentice fantasy league?):

Think you have what it takes? Predict the answers to our weekly questions correctly and you could find yourself “interning” at the Trump Organization for two weeks. All you need to play is a free Yahoo! ID.

Check it out!

Welcome 2007!

It looks like 2007 is finally here. With the new year comes the tradition of resolutions, top 10 lists from 2006 and so on. I’ve never been much of a “resolutions” person, not wanting to disappoint myself too often! But for this year, I’m going to jump in and resolve to post more frequently to the blog and implement some of my numerous software hacks and projects. It’s time to stop thinking and start doing…

Gnomedex 2006 Wrap-up

Just wrapped up two plus days at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle. For me, the conference was kind of a bust. I did meet some cool people and had a few interesting conversations, but at the end of the day I was asking myself “Why am I here?”.

Most of the sessions were either hijacked by high-profile bloggers, or were clique-ish discussions between the “in” crowd. Two years ago, Gnomedex was much more of a user conference, but as its grown and achieved a higher profile, it seems to have changed a lot.

I had some notes on all the sessions, but if you want to get some more complete coverage, check out Josh Bancroft’s excellent coverage and photos at At least it ended Saturday with a great presentation from Phil Torrone from MAKE magazine.

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It’s Cooler to Work at Yahoo?

In case we needed proof, Valleywag delivers it today with Why it’s cooler to work at Yahoo than Google:

Googlers are so damn uppity. Oh, they act all laid back, but then you’re chatting around the cafeteria and you name-drop, like, Arrested Development, and they’re all “Oh I don’t have a TV.” Or if they do, the Tivo’s stuck on “Battlestar Galactica.”

For the counterpoint, go ahead and check out why Google is more fun than Yahoo.