Quoted from New York Magazine: Tinkerer-in-chief Joe Sexton bolts New York Times

Love this line from the New York Magazine story about New York Times sports editor Joe Sexton leaving the company:

“Do shit you’re not supposed to do. If you are not asking yourself every couple of years how to once more scare yourself to death, then you are living something of the coward’s life. Ain’t no room for cowards in journalism at this moment in time.”

Source: New York Magazine


AT&T Wireless “unlimited data” plan isn’t so unlimited after all

So AT&T Wireless sent me an e-mail and a text message on Tuesday, letting me know that I’m in the top 5 percent of the biggest data users in the current billing cycle. If I didn’t ratchet down my data usage, I’d get throttled.
AT&T text message on usage

I have an “unlimited” data plan for my iPhone, so I was a little surprised by this. Did I use an unusual amount of data this month? I did finally use my Slingbox a lot more. I log into my AT&T account to view my mobile usage…and I just passed 2 GB of data usage. That doesn’t seem like a lot. Can’t image that’s “12 times more data than the average smartphone user” as AT&T’s email suggests.

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Occupy Oakland accuses two reporters of knocking down protester

Occupy Oakland tweeted that a reporter knocked down a man lighting candles for a vigil after a person was shot and killed in Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza. And then started naming names. Unfortunately, the accusations were wrong. Read the rest of this entry »


Kindle Fire: Pre-order 999 tablets for only $198,801!

Amazon.com must be optimistic about the Kindle Fire. You can pre-order 999 tablets all at once Read the rest of this entry »


First day at preschool

Nicky was in for a shock this month.

Nicky’s name tag on his back

Usually each morning, I bring him over to his great grandma’s house. She watches him all day, cooks whatever he likes to eat (porridge, noodles, rice) and lets him zone out to PBS Kids and Nick Jr. This has been his typical routine every day since Hong used up the last of her maternity leave more than two years ago.

But my grandma was getting knee surgery. With months of rehab looming, there was no way she could watch Nicky any longer. And to be honest, he’s now two-and-a-half years-old, and it’s about time he went to school and learned to socialize with other kids. Read the rest of this entry »


You’ve taken over my inbox!

When Google introduced Gmail back in 2004, I happily snagged an e-mail address with my actual name. A few months later, I noticed someone named “Danny Wong” started sending messages to that address, and his friends started corresponding with him at that address.

I have no idea why he started using my e-mail address. I guess he thinks he signed up for that specific username? I have several e-mails in the inbox indicating someone tried to change the password unsuccessfully.

After three years worth of messages not intended for me, what I can see is, this guy: Read the rest of this entry »


Hey, what the heck was that noise?

My daily routine is to wake up around 8 a.m. to help Hong get Nathan ready for preschool. The little guy doesn’t like to wake up in the mornings, so I usually put on his socks, shoes and jacket and carry him down to the car while he’s still sleeping.

So, anyway, I do this one morning a couple of weeks ago. And since I was awake, I figured I might as well fire up my computer and do some early morning Web surfing.

All of a sudden, I hear:


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