Shelfari

Shelfari is a new company I ran across recently. It looks like an interesting way to monetize your blog or web site in a visually appealing way. The wizard is a little hard to find, but once you track it down, it's wickedly easy to use. I use Squarespace for this web site because I have little to no code skill whatsoever, and it took about 4 secon…

Carena MD

I stopped by the University of Washington CIE Program's "Springboard" event last night.  42 interesting companies were out looking for MBA and undergraduate help in Marketing and other Business skills.  It was a well attended and well organized event, which is no surprise considering it was run by Connie Bourassa-Shaw and her te…

Add “Abalone Fisherman” to List of Jobs I Don’t Want

Word comes from Reuters in Australia about Eric Nerhus, the Abalone Fisherman who survived being caught headfirst in the mouth of Great White shark."He stated that he was head-first into the shark," a spokeswoman for Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue service told Reuters after airlifting the diver to hospital.  When he came to us he was c…

Congrats to UW VCIC Winners

I was fortunate enough to spend this weekend as an observer at the UW Intramural round of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).  The team of Rahber Thariani,Thomas Moore, Lauren Witt, Bradley Roberts, and Stephen Hawdley ran away with it and now look to competing at the regional in California.This is a great University event, and …

I’m always glad to see Congress working hard

It’s not often you see news from the U.S. Capitol on ESPN.com without the words “steroids” and “baseball” somewhere in the lead. But while some hard decisions - like Iraq - were being tabled to later in the month, our reps did manage to agree - nearly unanimously - to commend the Florida Gators for winning the NCAA Cha…

Cool Web Site – Geni.com

I’m not going to regurgitate stuff I see on TechCrunch every day.  But here’s a site the non-TechCrunch crowd can get behind.  At first Geni.com seems like a neat Web 2.0 application, and that’s it.  Great, we make a family tree.  We’ve seen that before. But this truly has some awe inspiring potential whe…

Product Review – The Wii is that good

It really is the video game answer for parents to invest in. First off, the games are simple enough that kids and grownups are equally as awkward. There’s nothing worse than trying to compete witha 10 year old in a skateboarding or snowboarding game and having the little munchkin land a 1080 flux capacitor while you can’t figure out which butt…

Mobile Games Taking Off

The mobile games space is really taking off.  As I start to fill this blog with content, I think you'll see more stats like this. "Mobile gaming accounted for 14 percent of EA's revenue in the fiscal year ended March 2006, or $393 million. Research firm IDC said that U.S. mobile game revenue hit $722 million in 2006."  Sour…

Cheating at Roulette is Legal in the UK

Saw this on Slashdot: "A hidden device that appears to give an advantage to roulette players may be legal in the UK when the gambling industry is deregulated next year. The device — which consists of a small digital time recorder, a concealed computer, and a hidden earpiece — uses predictive software to determine where the ball is …

Miss Hooters Pageant

Ha Ha Ha. I caught Fox Sports Northwest and it was featuring the Miss Hooters contest. At least here's a beauty pageant that is being honest about its goals. I only saw about 3 minutes, but what I loved was among the 10 finalists, you had Miss Nebraska, Miss Venezuela, Miss Tampa and Miss December. I can't make a joke here. …