Wow, a firmware update to my WRT610N router made multi-peer downloads (such as Steam updates, WoW updates, etc) about 10x faster. I always assumed it was Comcast throttling and had meant to complain. 600KB/s -> 6MB/s
When I was working at Google, I wanted to build (essentially) Uber. I asked some friends and got shot down because "you'll be in regulatory hell forever, taxi companies have monopolies, cities won't let you get away with it". I was disillusioned and gave up.
Last night I had great time at my free Ani DeFranco concert at the Mountain Winery with Kevin, Ben & Megan!! We had great seats, it was actually warmish up there (which is rare), we decided to do dinner and even got a dinner upgrade for free. Great concert, great food, great friends, great night!
So I just went through airport security at SFO, and the security guy looked at my ID and said "Norris? Are you related to Jack Norris?" and I said "Yeah, that's my dad" because my dad works at UCSF so he meets a lot of people here. And the security guy said "Oh wow, really? You look like him. He has a house in Napa?" and I said "...yes, I live in...