I'm joining the board of Miraheze! I explain why in my very long story about my relationship with electoral reform, MediaWiki, Wikipedia, Electorama and Electowiki. I also give you instructions for donating.
Another misc category, but not dorking around
There’s a fantastic discussion of red state politics on the wellRED podcast interview of Sarah Smarsh by the three hosts of the show. At the 46:00 point in the podcast, the group discusses how they all deliberately chose not to lose their respective accents. Smarsh says as part of journalism school, she needed to learn… Continue reading Western accent?
New gig: Wikimedia Foundation
As of last week, I'm officially an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation. Here's the the official announcement of WMF hiring me. I've been working there as a contractor for the past couple of months, and it's been a great experience so far. I'm working with a lot of really smart people that I stand to… Continue reading New gig: Wikimedia Foundation
Doing the conferency talky thing
I didn't do much in the way of public speaking last year, but I'm starting to make up for it this year. Here's a few things I've got coming up: April 13 - Lighting talk at the Seattle Django Users Group - this will be about jsonwidget, which is shaping up nicely. I'm toying with… Continue reading Doing the conferency talky thing
I've decided to leave my current job at Linden Lab. Those of you interested in the ins-and-outs of Second Life may want to look at my post to "sldev" (our open source development mailing list). It was a tough decision to leave, and even tougher to make without having my next move totally nailed down,… Continue reading Moving on
The last couple years have been a 'merciful blur' as my mom likes to put it. Hard to believe our little baby is now 2 years old. Running, jumping, climbing, feeding herself and talking in complete sentences. My mother is here for a 2 week visit. The last time was December 2006! We had Auntie… Continue reading She’s Two!
Time for more video
We've introduced the concept of 'air guitar' ... http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=5238205489522514631&hl=en And she's got a great memory for catchy phrases http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-923913371895382977&hl=en
Christmas and other stuff
Hazel has developed a shoe fetish. She usually goes for my closet full of pumps but this time it was Dad shoes. http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=973509827614042504&hl=en Christmas clothes from Mommy - she's wearing a purple outfit from Auntie Judy http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=3705398701701124222&hl=en She also got a couple books from Grandma Ethel http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=3233162685447378321&hl=en Our little music lover http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=3287053789332209395&hl=en One two three… Continue reading Christmas and other stuff
More Hazel video
I'm playing around with posting videos on myspace. Hazel turned 18 months on Thanksgiving this year. We did our annual pilgrimage to Cinda and Dave's house for turkey and fixins. We couldn't stay long enough to play games but Hazel did help wash up after dinner. (video removed) Despite having a cold she was pretty… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2007