Today the legendary Om Malik celebrates his 50th time around the sun. For many that know him, Om defies definition: He’s first a writer, and finally always a true friend, but in between he’s an investor, photographer, oenophile, closet Bollywood fan, critical thinker, and sartorialist. He’s also been my friend and confidant for over a … Continue reading Happy Birthday Om!
Did low-key drinks at a fun bar called Thee Parkside for birthday, always fun to see friends new and old. Experimenting with a new camera, the Sony NEX-7, though these blurry bar photos don’t really do it justice.
I’m turning 28 next week on January 11th. My friends and family always complain that I’m impossible to buy for, and it’s true, I don’t need any more stuff. (Exception is a mixtape / playlist, I eat those up.) The most important luxuries in my life are time, friends, and time with friends. The thing I covet is impact. So this year going to try something different: I’m giving up my birthday to raise money for charity: water and provide clean water to people that need it. 100% of money donated goes directly to projects in the field. Please donate — let’s build some wells. 🙂
One year of After the Deadline.
Liane’s birthday dinner at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles and a bar (name?) afterward.
A True dinner for Om‘s birthday and guest of honor Kara Swisher.
Met Tony Conrad for breakfast on his birthday, and then spent a bit of time at the Pier.
Ping-O-Matic turned one today, just shy of a hundred million pings. I updated the pings per day graph last week to show all the data we had available. It’s kind of interesting to follow it through our one major downtime and the posting dips every weekend and the growth lately.
Before it’s too late, I wanted to wish the wonderful Sarah Michele Williams who plays trumpet a happy 18th birthday. Birthday Wish On your Birthday, Stretch for a sunbeam… Reach for a star, Go for a beautiful dream… Pick out some wishes, no matter how far, or how hard to reach they may seem… Cherish … Continue reading Happy Birthday Sarah
Wanted to send out happy birthday wishes to Mike, who is working with me on WordPress. He has been coming up with some great stuff lately, and even though we’re an ocean apart it’s great fun to work with him. Thanks Mike!
One more day!!! Several people have said to me, “Matt, you live in Houston and I’m way over in [insert place], and I don’t have any money, so what can I do for you for your birthday?” Well, I’ve thought about it, and recognition is always nice. I spend a lot of time on this … Continue reading The Birthday Post
Before I cram for my pyschology test, I have to get one more post in. If you haven’t yet been exposed to the Big Pink Cookie formerly known as Blah Blah Blog, run your mouse over there. BPC was one of the very first blogs I started reading, I believe from a link from H-town … Continue reading Yummy Site and Birthday
9-12-2002–These are fun to look at just see the pure delightment on Kel’s face when he finds the iPod. The first ones when he’s opening the package are low quality because the flash wasn’t on. There are also some nice ones of David and his fiancé.
On the front page of Mullenweg.com I’ve been using a query that grabs all the birthdays for that month and displays their information, ordered by the day of the month. Here is the query I’ve been using: SELECT id, first, middle, last, private, dod, DATE_FORMAT(dob, ‘%M %e, %Y’) as nicedob, DATE_FORMAT(dob, ‘%M, %Y’) as mob, … Continue reading Birthday mess
My friend Kamal Ravikant has a new book out, Rebirth, which I highly recommend. I had the good fortune to read it a few months ago and the story of the Camino de Santiago touched and inspired me. Because of the impact of the book, I ended up adopting a few New Year’s intentions long … Continue reading Rebirth and Yellow Arrows
My thirty-second birthday has arrived after a whirlwind year, probably my most challenging and rewarding. It went faster than any year I can remember, absolutely flew by. Luckily it was capped at the holidays with a precious few weeks of downtime in Houston. Now I’m back to work in Cape Town and just finished a lovely … Continue reading Thirty-Two
After an amazing WordCamp Scranton on Saturday I was heading to a friend’s birthday on Long Island on Sunday, a few people were surprised I had flown from New York and said driving took about the same amount of time when you factor in all the airport hassle. I Google Mapped it and it did … Continue reading Avis GPS
Sam Altman of YCombinator wrote a great post on the occasion of his thirtieth birthday, The days are long but the decades are short. There’s a lot of subtlety and nuance in each point, so even if you’ve read it already it’s worth another pass.
Taken in Houston today. Happy birthday Mom!