Shuttle STS-116 Night Launch

Yesterday we caught the nighttime launch of shuttle Discovery on mission STS-116. Check the NASA site for more images from the launch and ongoing updates from the shuttle. In addition to delivering another truss for the International Space Stations, this mission is also going to rewire the entire electrical system!

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Exposed Walls

Exposed Walls Originally uploaded by schnaars. A friend from work is remodeling his house in Willow Glen (a cool older neighborhood in San Jose, for those not from the Bay Area). He’s https://phenterminehclrx.com/generic-phentermine/ doing a great job documenting the process with lots of pictures on his “Scott’s House” blog.

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Gnomedex 2006

I’m looking forward to the Gnomedex conference starting this Thursday in Seattle. In 2004 I attended the 4th Gnomedex in Lake Tahoe, but missed last year’s event. I’m really not sure what to expect this year…Gnomedex is always a great technology conference and it’ll be interesting to see what it’s like with the lineup of speakers/discussion leaders they’ve signed up. It sounds like there are some other folks from Yahoo coming and possibly a Yahoo-sponsored dinner, so it should be a great work and networking weekend. Technorati: Gnomedex

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SDForum Search SIG

Last night I attended the inaugural “Search SIG” from SDForum, held conveniently at the Yahoo campus. The event was titled “The Audio Search : Selling Picks & Shovels at the Podcast Gold Rush” and included a good list of speakers: * Doug Kaye, ITConversations (the Poderator) * Ev Williams, Founder/CEO, Odeo * Eric Rice, Founder, Audioblog.com * David Marks, Founder/CEO, Loomia.com * Jeff Karnes, Director of Multimedia Search, Yahoo! The event was well-attended; I counted at least 80 folks who stayed for the duration. The format was nice — first half was a roundtable of sorts with Doug leading the…

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BayCHI: Doug Kaye and Dan Klass

Last night I attended the monthly BayCHI meeting which featured two guest speakers on podcasting: Podcasting: Media Evolution or Revolution?, Doug Kaye, IT Conversations Podcast Solutions and Podcast Problems, Dan Klass, The Bitterest Pill I had never been to a BayCHI meeting before, but they have an impressive list of speakers. I estimated about 50 people attended last night. It was cool seeing Dan Klass in person after following The Bitterest Pill for a while now. Rather than following prepared comments, Dan gave some intro comments and spent most of the time answering peoples questions (in depth). Dan emphasized the…

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