On Saturday, 24th October 1998, I flew from Glasgow to Boston, with little more than a suitcase of clothes and a credit card with a decently high limit.
It's now 24th October 2008. Ten years have gone by. Time for little personal retrospection. How have I spent these ten years?
With a design sensibility somewhere between Craigslist and Upcoming, it should be live in the next couple of weeks.
Road testing my new GPS in Cambridge gave this rather bizarre instruction (it's telling me to take a "left on Magazine St", but the illustration is actually taking a right onto Massachusetts Ave).
Proof that the roads of New England are too much for even the smartest of technology to deal with.
The tenth Web Innovators Group meetup. By my guesstimate, there were well over 200 people there this evening, a far cry from the 60 or so crammed into the back room at Tommy Doyle's the first time I went.
With little regard for public safety, I snapped a bunch of shots with my cellphone on my way home from work, which are lovingly (and automagically) placed along my route via the brilliance of Zonetag and Flickr.
Tim Westergren of Pandora, talking with a hundred-or-so interested students and other music geeks at MIT.
And all the Mac fanboys in the crowd smiled to themselves.
Ah, I love the crap they sell at Brookstone. The overpriced junk that gives the air of being vaguely useful, but is too cheap and shoddy to actually solve a problem well.
My favourite one that I saw yesterday was this $50 massive universal remote. Pretend to be a Lilliputian from the comfort of your couch!
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.