Sunday, November 20, 2005


On Fridays I have a seminar called People, Computers, and Design. Last Friday I got to see a presentation by Blake Ross and Asa Dotzler on what sets the Firefox project apart from other open source projects when it comes to thinking about users. Blake is an excellent speaker and their slides were good examples of what slides should be. They would almost deserve a mention on Presentation Zen.

I've come to realize how many great people I've had the chance to see or even meet in a couple of months on campus. A brief list of notables:
  • Terry Winograd, Larry Page's old advisor (and now my advisor)

  • Brian Behlendorf, once president of the Apache Software Foundation

  • Mark Zuckerberg, producer of the Facebook

  • Dan "Monzy" Maynes-Aminzade, "So much drama in the PhD" rapper

  • Dan Gillmor, author of We the Media

  • Jonathan Schwartz, president of Sun

  • Don Knuth

  • Sergey Brin and Larry Page

  • Mark Benioff, CEO of
And the list goes on.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Google Search Keys

I updated the greasemonkey script to play nicely with other scripts that register keypress event listeners on the document. Guillermo pointed out to me that it was breaking the Qwikify script. Quirksmode had a nice entry on the topic.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Chuck Dynamite

My roommate had already seen this so this is probably not new to anyone but funny anyway. Chuck Dynamite

Also, I wish I was daring enough to toss my camera. And way can't I use a URL like: ?

Monday, November 07, 2005


Today, I compiled a piece of code with an error on line 1337. It wasn't very elite.