Today I start a company...
The idea of having something of my own to call Kristian’s has always been appealing. There are thousands of companies out there and every single one of them was started by an idea. Talk is cheap, but its the actions behind the scenes that make dreams a reality. I have a dream. Its pretty simple. Make track bikes accessible to people. My whole life I have been passionate about riding...
San Francisco is heating up, economy slowing down
Despite the recent economic downturn hitting the United States there is a buzz of activity in the internet world. San Francisco is not slowing down, neither is the thirst for innovation or knowledge. If the last two quarters of funding are indicative of the next wave in internet services than we are in for a big suprise come 2009-2010. To give some background, I am not describing the era of...
Just Say NO to Outside Lands
This past weekend it seemed that 50% of my friends were at the Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park’s Polo Fields. The SF Chronicle has chronicled that something like 150,000 people attended the event. Each person paid somewhere between $85/day to $280 for all three days. Radiohead, Manu Chau, Tom Petty and many other artists proliferated the monsterous event. My desire to go was...
Funny Manly Bike for Sale Ad on Craigslist
My buddy @evbart tweeted this today. Pretty funny. http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/765370039.html Full text: Manly Bike for Sale Date: 2008-07-22, 10:18AM PDT Bike for sale What kind of bike? I don’t know, I’m not a bike scientist. What I am though is a manly guy looking to sell his bike. This bike is made out of metal and kick ass spokes. The back reflector was taken...
Hansen Report PR: I am totally getting famous
Here is the text from an email that my PR agency is using. I think its pretty funny. Dear Mr. XXXXXXXXXX, “You might have heard of it, its really popular. Michael Arrington has been quoted as saying that The Hansen Report is a “daily must read”, Mark Zuckerberg commented in his keynote at F8 that without the Hansen Report he wouldn’t know how to tie his shoes and uber...
Stripper adds me as friend on Twitter
Lately I have been spending a greater amount of time on twitter than I ever thought necessary. I want to understand how we can use its short-form messaging can be used to better distribute information. Its pretty funny to view the profiles of people that add you on twitter. I am not sure how they find me or why they follow me, because we often have very little in common other than the fact that...
Denmark, Italy, Canada and the USA battle it out in Heat 2 of the Mens Lightweight 4 Race in Beijing. My high school buddy and ex-rowing all around good dude, Mike Altman is sitting in the Bow seat of the US boat. Unfortunately, the USA gets 4th place. Fortunately, the winner is DENMARK! Go Denmark!
Rentmineonline: Social Graph Living
Ed Spiegel, founder of Rentmineonline.com, has a really cool concept working in his favor right now. Its the idea that people like to live with and nearby their friends. If you like the apartment building that you live in and would like friends of yours to move into the complex RMO allows you to share your personal experiences with people you already know as they begin their apartment search....
MatadorTravel.com Saturday Night Shakedown
Hitting this up on Saturday night. Its my buddy, Ross Borden’s, brainchild - MatadorTravel.com DJ Matt Belway will be hitting up the 1’s and 2’s. I’ll be there getting down too. Money goes to charity, only $15 for a good cause - Inner City Youth. Rock it!
Nate - These guys aren’t any competition for our lip dubs. If it takes their entire university to make one of these damn things, how will it ever scale? innonate: I think Kristian and I have some work to do. mdfsmash: andyriesmeyer: Lip Dub on steroids. Worth seeing if you’re into that kind of stuff. You must be if you’re reading this blog! So I guess it really is a single shot. This...
This is hilarious. This message has been approved by Kristian Hansen.
Thanks @girk for the add!
At Bean There on corner of Steiner & Waller in Lower Haight. Drop by. Drink coffee. Be merry. Beautiful SF day.
Another great day in San Francisco.
That was a very, very long, but productive day. Meetings =6, people met = a lot, productive = priceless.
Dinner with everyone. @danielha, @sorenmacbeth @bijan @tubemogul @matadortravel @bpm140
Working on Stocktwits
Its pretty rad to be sitting at a table talking about a concept and then watching it grow. This is the simple premise for how a company starts. No different for us over at Stocktwits. We have come to the conclusion that its time to raise some money and get some people working on this full-time. Soren has been rocking out the site so far, but at some point a reality sets in that on a part-time...
Gumball 3000: David Hasselhoff - Knight Rider
Gumball 3000: Hansen Report Style
Gumball 3000: Eleanor, Mustang Shelby, Gone In 60 Seconds
A bunch of awesome cars, but most important is the Mustang Shelby from Gone In 60 Seconds - Eleanor.
I saw David and some other folks today at this car thing.
I went and say expensive cars today on Nob Hill. It was Hofftastic.
Daily Dish Friday: Eva Mendes Naked - Too Hot for...
Eva Mendes is not naked, but topless according to the SF Gate’s excellent coverage of this startling news. Apparently a Calvin Klein perfume commercial which shows a writhing, topless Mendes has been deemed a video which does not fit in the terms of service for Youtube. Therefore it has been banned. Good thing I found it on Youtube reposted. Have a good weekend!
This is some crazy shit that is happening over in the Republic of Georgia. Two years ago I spent a month in this country. It was an amazing experience that will not be forgotten (pictures). It always struck me as one of the oddest places I have yet to visit. To the North is Mother Russia, fierce, angry and red. Nestled between these two countries is the disputed area of Chechnya (remember the...
The other evening I attended the Blarney Stone Pub’s Tuesday night trivia contest. Thank you to @whitneysones for the invitation. Our team “Small and Complicated” won Second Place against this team of know-it-alls. I was not very happy that there were no drink prizes to the top performing teams. Winning takes real brainpower. I really can’t stand teams that get perfect...
Hansen Report Redesign
Last night I sat down with SproutBuilder and buddy, Joey Mucha for his birthday dinner. For some reason, still not sure, we decided to re-design my blog late last night. Please let me know your thoughts about layout, functionality, design. David, my little brother, already texted me “Your blog is so hard to look at” adding, “The colors hurt my eyes. Good thing I get your...
http://twitpic.com/6tyc - Sprout Offices
Updating my blog to include a new theme and using @sproutbuilder to customize my shit and make it look totally awesome with widgets up wazoo
http://twitpic.com/6u03 - SproutBuilder Office
Carla Bruni : Hot First Lady and Karl Lagerfeld
If you aren’t into international politics than you might not know that model and sometime actress, Carla Bruni is married to Nicolas Sarkozy. My history lesson only extends to the fact that Nicolas is the President of France. Viva la France! Anyways, she’s smoking hot. In keeping with this weeks’ theme of Daily Dish gossip, I was reading that she is buddy-buddy with...
Japanese lunches are cheap, fast and tasty!
Talking about @stocktwits with @sorenmacbeth and @howardlindzon , Look for new features - Blog and Daily highlights coming soon.
StockTwits: New Features
Working with Howard and Soren right now on some new features for StockTwits. One thing I am excited about will be to get a blog with weekly updates. It will be good to connect with our stock twitter community and let them know what we are up to. The “Contact Us” button is great, but it does not encapsulate who we are or what we are trying to do. In a word its impersonal. In...
Kristian's Daily Dish: Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal
I will admit it here first. I have a secret desire to know everything about celebrities. I am sure they read Valleywag to hear about my exploits, so I read the Daily Dish on the SF Gate website to learn about theirs. Its purely a symbiotic relationship. This week I plan on highlighting the most important celeb talk as found on the Daily Dish. Today I heard that divorcee Reese Witherspoon and...
Bat For Lashes
Way back two weeks ago I attended the San Francisco Bicycle Film Festival. One of my favorite films was the music video from Bat for Lashes, a Brighton-based group headed up by Natasha Khan. After watching the video and listening to a few other songs I had to get the album. Totally satisfied. Extraordinary video with awesome biking. Check it out.
http://twitpic.com/6d7a - Baker Beach, SF
Life's a Beach, then you die
I am heading to Baker Beach. Treat this like where’s waldo. Can you find Baker Beach? I’ll be there today. Look for a tall skinny white dude in a speedo.
Heading to an art gallery opening. Pandora’s Trunk 544 Haight Street. 7 PM. Be there or be squared.
j’ai un headache.
Planning a Trip
Each year I go somewhere awesome for a month. Its my deal. I enjoy it. Two years ago it was the Republic of Georgia. It rocked. Last year I visited relatives in Denmark. Radical. This year I have no idea where to go. I have been searching Google Maps for unexplored areas. I am sure that people live in these places, just not anyone that I know personally. The focus has taken me from Tripoli to...
Heading to Cut Copy (in October)
You heard it hear first. In two months Cut Copy will be in SF playing at the Mezzanine. I’ve never been to the Mezzanine, but I have seen Cut Copy perform and DJ back in NYC. They are awesome. The best thing to come out of Australia since vegemite. October 5th. Get your tickets now. Can’t believe I am such a big time promoter, I should get paid for this. UGC.
http://twitpic.com/63jz - NewTeeVee Screening
http://twitpic.com/6404 - Some band at Popscene. Kind of good.