When life suddenly glitches, if only for a day
On Sunday, we had a sudden change of plans. First we planned to go hiking with my kids and friends, and celebrate my son's birthday with a cake in the woods. But them we learned, from my elder daughter's Japanese teacher, that the Cherry Blossom festival and parade will be held in the San Francisco Japantown. My daughter really wanted . . .
the art of text and imagery
The best way to write for many of us is from a cafe.
Anthropology of Startups
When you go to work in San Francisco, you emerge from BART and start walking. Fellow data miners are marching to work, bedecked in their company schwag. You see the Affirm backpack, a Zendesk t-shirt, a LinkedIn logo here, a Cloudera one there. People march, clutching their coffee cups. In the evening, they march back -- to Caltrain, to BART. . . .
cold outside, warm inside
This is the second year PNW Scala was held, and I went there again. Again, I got an AirBnB -- my last year's was taken, so I found a new one, at the foot of the Broadway Bridge across the Left Bank Annex. It even had a jacuzzi on the roof. This year was unusually cold for Portland, below freezing, and patches of snow remained on the . . .