Archive for March, 2007

Mschedule, Fall 2007

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Basically, I don’t plan on updating Mschedule for Fall 2007 myself. So, I’m looking for a volunteer to maintain Mschedule. I’d be happy to continue to host it, I’m just not planning on putting more time into it right now.

The official post: still working

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

It’s only the second day of, but I’m surprised its still working. It was posted on TechCrunch last night. I have a feeling it will get really popular, and they won’t be able to support the amount of traffic they will be getting. Looks like its time for Zattoo to step up and help out, (see previous Zattoo post) assuming they are going to have issues. Who knows maybe they won’t have bandwidth issues and will be just fine. In the style of YouTube, you can embed the live feed right into your blog, but I couldn’t get it to work.

University of Michigan on the Web Today

Friday, March 16th, 2007

While going through websites I visit daily, such as The Show with Ze Frank, Rocketboom, and Digg, I noticed University of Michigan references in several of them, and thought I would point them out.

Today’s Rocketboom references The Cube at New York City’s Astor Place. (not to be confused with the Apple Store) This is a copy of The Cube at University of Michigan’s Regent Plaza. Also of note, the cube in NYC was turned into a Rubik’s Cube. Wouldn’t it be cool to turn the cube at UofM into a six-sided die?

Also, in the same Rocketboom show, they mention Delutube, a site which hosts deleted YouTube videos. The second video is a clip from Tally Hall‘s Banana Man music video, which apparently is still on YouTube. The members of Tally Hall went to UofM before dropping out to play in the band full time. They are good, you should check them out.

A Wired article about an email sent out to all members of the University was linked from the front page of Digg will the title “University of Michigan Identifying Students to RIAA“. However, the email states, “The University is in the process of identifying and notifying these individuals.” This does not imply that the University is releasing the identity of these individuals to the RIAA. So, the Digg post’s title was indeed exagerated, and the article has been updated. Nothing new is going on here other than the RIAA being even more of a bully.

Yesterday, my friend Zach told me about YCombinator‘s new startup news page, who’s idea is basically the same as Reddit‘s, a successful startup YCombinator funded. Differences include a focus on startups, and no down arrow for stories. Zattoo, a company started by one of my professors, Sugih Jamin, was featured on its front page yesterday. So far no one has commented… hmm.

Sign of the Times

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Ban on using an iPod while crossing the street in New York City considered.

Seattle Bus Map

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Here’s a map of the bus routes in downtown Seattle. I’m using this to figure out if I can commute to work without a car once I start working for Amazon. The image was pulled from this page at King County Metro Online and Google Mapified using my Gmap Uploader.