October, 2008


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Oct 08

VP Engineering, Mike Shaver

I posted a couple of months back that we’d made Mike Shaver Mozilla’s Interim VP Engineering. He’s been fantastic in the role during a very interesting summer for us, and so we’ve decided to make the position permanent. Mike’s been an incredibly strong contributor and leader for a very long time at Mozilla, and this is a great new way for him to contribute again. Congratulations, Mike!


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Oct 08

map

fivethirtyeight.com is my favorite election tracking site, from the Nate Silver who invented PECOTA for forecasting baseball performance. They’re must reading for me every day at this point, and really interesting stuff that doesn’t show up elsewhere for a few days or even a week. Below is what their electoral map looks like now — the darker the blue or red, the more a state is predicted to go to Obama or McCain, respectively. Lighter states are closer.

Anyway, things are looking good lately (in this respect, if not in many others, nationally), and I’d highly recommend everyone take a look at their site.


1
Oct 08

tina fey

so, so good. tina fey as palin.


1
Oct 08

Jimmy in China

An amazing meeting in Beijing — Jimmy Wales seeing Chinese officials at the State Council Information Office. I met Jimmy in Dalian at the WEF event a year ago — he mentioned then that people in the Chinese government were interested in talking with him about Wikipedia. Rebecca’s got a great writeup on it, as she apparently saw Jimmy at this year’s WEF event there (The event last year is when I met Rebecca, too.) We live in interesting times.


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Oct 08

The sapphire mines of Madagascar – The Big Picture – Boston.com

The sapphire mines of Madagascar – The Big Picture – Boston.com.

As alwys, the Big Picture has an amazing, amazing installment, and as usual, there are serious implications here. One of my very favorite blogs.