Monday, August 28, 2006

kiko sold for $258,100

Our friends, Emmett Shear and Justin Kan, actually requested this header last week when their startup ( was put up for auction on eBay. They wanted something to mark the end of kiko and subsequent birth of their new project.

I'd considered dumping it into a recycle bin instead of a trash can, but it was too hard to draw.

We're sorry to see this less-than-ideal exit for kiko, but you can be sure that a good chunk of that final sale price will be put toward their next project, which Justin assures "will revolutionise the way people think about the web".

I'm not at liberty to discuss just what it is they're working on, but it just might change revolutionise the way you think about the web ;-)

Friday, August 18, 2006

snakes on a reddit

You can tell that I've run out of things to write about, so I'll just be using this as a place for explaining the rather bizarre reddit logo designs I sometimes make.

Fortunately, today's doesn't really need much of an explanation.

We saw the midnight showing last night, the movie exceeded all of my expectations. It was as though everyone involved in its production knew it was bad. And they embraced it.

Thanks, Internet, for making this movie everything that it was. Motherfucking snakes on a motherfucking plane.

And they were going to call it Pacific Air Flight 121...

Monday, August 07, 2006

negativitynuke 2.0.3

Every now and then, we get reddit feedback emails from friends of ours. These are often informal exchanges, which we normally treat in the same manner as any other feedback email. This one happened to be from Zak Stone.

But this time, just for fun, I decided to reply with not only the callousness of a gigantic megacorp's customer service department, but also with an oversized attachment of aggression (in .doc format, just to vex him).

Here's what I got in response:


We're sorry to inform you that NegativityNuke 2.0.3 has flagged your message as overwhelmingly negative, so it has been summarily expunged from the intended recipient's inbox.

If you believe your message was obliterated in error, please try again, but don't be such a jackass this time.

Processed 8.6.06 18:44:09

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

public service announcement

A friend of mine, Carl Tashian, was sympathetic to my health insurance plight after quitting his job to begin his own startup -- now he's written a great blog post about getting some protection in the Commonwealth.

I also feel compelled to mention the 2006 Wikimania awards and suggest that you nominate something. As if you needed any more incentive ;-) Xeni Jardin agreed to be an offsite judge for the contest.