New Camera to Auto-document Your Life

New Camera to Auto-document Your Life

Oct 17, 2009

I’m excited to see this story about the next evolution of the SenseCam, which I wrote about a few months ago. A camera you can wear as a pendant to record every moment of your life will soon be launched by a UK-based firm. Originally invented to help jog the memories of people with Alzheimer’s […]

WordCamp 2008

Aug 19, 2008

WordCamp is a one day event organized by the creators of WordPress for users and developers. This year’s event was held on Saturday at Mission Bay Conference center and featured talks by a range of people. In his “State of the Word” address, Matt Mulllenweg mentioned this was the largest ever WordCamp with over 400 […]

Female Bloggers

Aug 2, 2008

I wanted to take a moment and thank the following bloggers and sites for including me in their recent lists of top/favorite female bloggers. I don’t tend to pay the most attention to lists and rankings. There’s always deserving people that don’t get included and the general nature of lists is subjective. That said, I […]

On the Go

Aug 2, 2008

I’ve been tweaking the design of my site behind the scenes for the last few weeks and made the changes live tonight. Of course, there will be continuous tweaks, but I feel purged! Overall, I’ve tried to reduce clutter and simplify the structure and presentation – a proper cleansing. It’s an evolution but also a […]

PicoCool: Cool Content from Real People

PicoCool: Cool Content from Real People

Sep 10, 2007

After spending the last two years as eHub, obsessively profiling and trying out almost every web application that’s come out, I’ve decided to try something different from a new perspective. I just launched PicoCool, a site that’s dedicated to bringing you tiny and obscure content from the world of peer media, social networks and subcultures. […]

Purging Drafts Into Pico Posts

Purging Drafts Into Pico Posts

Sep 4, 2007

Ever since I started using Twitter, Tumblr, and Stikkit, it seems I haven’t been able to finish a blog post. Instead, I’m just Twittering, collecting, reading, posting: generally zipping through the electronic universe leaving a varied trail of my activities and thoughts. This speedy trip has its ups and downs. On the one hand, I […]

Blogger’s code of conduct

Apr 1, 2007

In a discussion the other night at O’Reilly’s ETech conference, we came up with a few ideas about what such a code of conduct might entail. These thoughts are just a work in progress, and hopefully a spur for further discussion. O’Reilly Radar > Call for a Blogger’s Code of Conduct


Jan 14, 2007

I’m finally getting around to playing blog tag after being offline and on vacation, then busy with clients again. Thanks to both Deb Schultz and Lisa Stone who tagged me a few weeks ago, spreading the game initiated by Jeff Pulver. So, five things you many not know about me: 1. I’m lucky to have […]

Happy One Year, Four Months

Jan 4, 2007

September 4th was the one year anniversary of this blog, but I’ve been too busy (!) to stop and ponder the significance of it until tonight. While I’ve had many blogs before, is the first professional blog that I’ve started that’s purely focused on web, design and technology, and it’s been an extremely gratifying […]

Vox Launches

Vox Launches

Oct 29, 2006

Vox, Six Apart’s new blog service, launched on Oct 26. Vox puts the emphasis on personal blogging and sharing with friends and family. It features advanced privacy controls, a stunning variety of unique themes, powerful integration with other services like Flickr, YouTube, and more. “Blogging is fun again. With powerful privacy controls that give you […]

The Trip Up

The Trip Up

Sep 25, 2006

“The Trip Up” is the title of Anousheh Ansari’s blog post from space. Ansari was the first the first civilian to blog from beyond Earth’s orbit. She writes, “Hi everyone, it is about 11:30 GMT here on ISS. It looks like my first entry from space made it down there.. Amazing, isn’t it…?” It’s also […]

BlogBurst: Getting Blogs into Mainstream Media

BlogBurst: Getting Blogs into Mainstream Media

Mar 7, 2006

I’m always interested in new blog networks. I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a healthy increasing readership and acceptance in several online networks. Most of these, however, push content out to other niche sites in the blogosphere. BlogBurst is a new product by Pluck, a company based in Austin co-founded in 2003 by Dave Panos and […]

eHub and Join the Web 2.0 Workgroup

Nov 15, 2005

I’m happy to announce that both eHub and have been invited to join the Web 2.0 Workgroup, a network created last month by Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, Richard MacManus of Read/WriteWeb, and Frederico Oliveira of WeBreakstuff. The Web 2.0 Workgroup is a network of premium weblogs that write content exclusively about the new generation […]

Google Visitor Map Zooms

Sep 18, 2005

There have been some excellent examples of Google map applications recently like Plazes, which allows you to discover locations and find people by proximity or location, and Mappr, where you can view Flickr photos by US geographic landmark or region. While these apps provide a social network for specific social purposes, the other wave of […]

Wiki from Adaptive Path’s Ajax User Experience Week

Aug 26, 2005

If you’re interested in gaining further insight into the many facets of Ajax (see my post about Ajax from Feb 05), there’s a wiki with conference notes and perspective from Adaptive Path‘s User Experience Conference held last week in Washington D.C. To understand the primary differentiators of Ajax, see the notes and examples (at the […]

Blog comments on

Aug 16, 2005

I’ve resisted turning comments on in my blog for some time.  It’s not that I haven’t wanted feedback from you or to know what you think.  It probably has more to do with my art past and how I saw this site as my online database of ideas, creations, and influences.  For me, blogging began […]

Choosing Blogging Software

Jul 22, 2005

A recent article by Susannah Gardner in the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review titled “Time to Check: Are you using the right blogging tool?” is a great starting point if you’re new to blogs (features, terminology, uses) or looking for a blog software comparison chart.

Six Apart and Ideacodes

Jul 12, 2005

I’ve moved several times in the last nine years – five moves, three states, and two coasts to be exact.  Despite these environmental and physical shifts in my life, it’s ironic that it’s the bloggers from the virtual world (kottke, hchamp, joi ito, dooce, caterina, mightygirl, and many others) that have provided a sense of […]

How much does a college or university blog really cost?

May 26, 2005

If you’re a school that wants to start a blog for reasons of recruitment, communication, academic voice, strategic planning, or community-buiding, but you’ve been hesitant to, I feel your pain.  I used to work for a “marketing communications consulting firm in higher education” where they once recommended an admissions-focused blog for a client with a […]


May 13, 2005

I’m now writing about more strategic and web related issues over at a new Ideacodes blog,  Being EDU™ is a weblog about strategic web design and development for college and university websites, co-authored and co-edited by myself and Max Kiesler.  We invite you to take a look,, partcipate by posting comments, and if […]

Well-behaved women seldom make history

Mar 30, 2005

Received email from misbehaving yesterday and I’m proud to be listed among many of the most influential women in technology today. is a weblog about women and technology. It’s a celebration of women’s contributions to computing; a place to spotlight women’s contributions as well point out new opportunities and challenges for women in the […]



Oct 8, 2004

Photo taken with T-Mobile Sidekick Welcome to V5 of the site!  It’s also the first moblog entry (a photo taken with my camera phone on the corner of 2nd and Mission).  Love living in SF.  It’s taken a while to get here, both metaphorically and in reality, but some things are worth the wait and […]

Google Buys Pyra: Blogging Goes Big-Time

Feb 16, 2003

Pyra is the company co-founded by Meg Hourihan and Evan Williams, the creators of Blogger.  “The buyout is a huge boost to an enormously diverse genre of online publishing that has begun to change the equations of online news and information…” Story at

William Gibson Blogs

Jan 7, 2003

Get inside the mind of William Gibson on a daily basis.