When we were walking back to our camp from the back of the library, we spied Don Cheadle heading to the back of the stage. Maybe he’s announcing some artist or making a short speech. As I was getting my picture taken with him, I told him that my wife gets tired of hearing meContinue reading “Don Cheadle and me”
Linkin Park got the crowd on their feet, but when they introduced Jay-Z the crowd really went insane! This post originally appeared on Weblogs, Inc.’s Live8 Insider blog.
I was lucky enough to see them do Survivor in Denver at the NBA all-star game and this was even more amazing. They did Survivor today. Then they did Say My Name and during that song the big screen behind them was showing the names of all of the people who signed up for Live8’sContinue reading “Destiny’s Child at Live8 Philly”
Over on Engadget Spanish, I noticed that our bloggers were letting their audience know that we’re still in beta and we’re working out some language-related kinks. Specifically, I’m making some changes to the platform so characters with accents don’t get eaten in title fields. One quick fix I made for the Spanish team broke the form for theContinue reading “All your tildes are belong to us”
Niki and Jack just got home from some children’s event at the library. Jack walked to the top of the basement stairs and pointed at my computer (with his thumb, his pointing finger of choice these days) and said something that took me a few seconds to make out. “Foo Fighters, Daddy.” Wow. Best Of You wasContinue reading “Put this one in Daddy’s scrapbook”
Nice article in MIT’s Technology Review magazine. It takes a look at the Weblogs, Inc. Network (WIN) as well as some of the Brian and Jason history leading up to it. The only facts that aren’t 100% accurate are that we started recruiting bloggers in early 2004 (it was September or October) and that we created SiliconContinue reading “Technology Review on WIN”
My enthusiam for Smallville dipped when I found out they were having an episode that featured Clark Kent’s dog, Krypto. Niki’s tripled. The other day I mentioned that Batman had a crime-fighting dog, but I didn’t know what breed it was and I couldn’t recall its name. Named Ace, he was originally a German Shepherd andContinue reading “Ace, the crime-fighting Bat Hound”
I was picking up my dinner two nights ago and instead of taking the long way around the block and parking on the side street, I spied a meter space on the corner and pulled in. Dinner wasn’t ready yet, so I had some hot tea and waited for them to finish up. Returning toContinue reading “Parking rage”
Smallville fans, check this one out. It’s our new site Luxist and the logo has a Superman symbol in the middle. Luxist is sort of a spin-off of The Brian Alvey Weblog. They’ll be taking some of the strain off of me by constantly posting about luxury items so I don’t have to. Awesome!
A year and a half ago, Jason and I had tickets for a Foo Fighters show in Camden, NJ. I didn’t know when I got the tickets that Camden was practically a suburb of Philadelphia, but we made the best of it. We drove from Manhattan to Philadelphia, sat at Morimoto’s sushi bar and had an amazing dinner servedContinue reading “Times Like These in Camden”