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Happy Birthday Om!

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 […]

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Birthday at Thee Parkside

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.

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Birthday Gifts

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 […]

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After the Deadline birthday

One year of After the Deadline.

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Liane’s Birthday

Liane’s birthday dinner at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles and a bar (name?) afterward.

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Om’s Birthday Dinner

A True dinner for Om‘s birthday and guest of honor Kara Swisher.

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Birthday and Pier

Met Tony Conrad for breakfast on his birthday, and then spent a bit of time at the Pier.

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XFN’s Birthday

Happy Birthday to XFN!

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Ping-o-Matic Birthday

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.

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Happy Birthday Sarah

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 […]

Birthday Wishes

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!

The Birthday Post

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 […]

Yummy Site and Birthday

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 […]

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Kel’s Birthday Photos

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.

Birthday mess

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, […]

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The Houston Doberge Project

Every year for my Mom’s birthday lunch she has a Doberge cake from Gambino’s in New Orleans, but this year there was a Fedex snafu and it arrived spoiled. We found a last-minute replacement, but it piqued my curiosity as to better alternatives and I commissioned this survey of eight bakeries to answer the question: […]

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39 Books in 2018

Here’s what I read in 2018, in chronological order of when I finished it, as promised in my birthday post. I’ve highlighted a few in bold but in general I was pretty satisfied with almost all of my book choices this year. I’ve put a lot more time into the “deciding what to read” phase […]

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Rebirth and Yellow Arrows

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 […]

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Thirty-Two

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 […]

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Avis GPS

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 […]