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Today I figured out why hipsters don’t think I fit in with their scene. Its my flip-flops..

At Bean There Cafe on Waller and Steiner. Drop by. Say hello or something.

http://twitpic.com/5qqs - Guaymas Lunch - Tiburon

Heading to Socialmedia Party at Pier 38 sometime soon will see @whitneysones and others

Road to Roubaix Trailer

Bicycle Film Festival SF is starting tonight at the Bottlecapp Gallery followed by drinks at Double Dutch (3192 16th Street at Guerrero Street).
Friday night there will be the opening films. I can’t wait to check out the “Road to Roubaix” . Its known as the hardest one-day race in the world. Its a 160 mile bike race from Paris to Roubaix over cobblestones, dirt paths and tremendous terrain.
More films and biking to follow through the next three days.
This is the grand daddy of all races. It started in 1896, has 26 cobblestone sections, 180 riders and is still going strong each year. Interviews with Ivan Basso, George Hincapie, Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer (Sonoma resident), etc.

Bicycle Film Festival SF is starting tonight at the Bottlecapp Gallery followed by drinks at Double Dutch (3192 16th Street at Guerrero Street).

Friday night there will be the opening films. I can’t wait to check out the “Road to Roubaix” . Its known as the hardest one-day race in the world. Its a 160 mile bike race from Paris to Roubaix over cobblestones, dirt paths and tremendous terrain.

More films and biking to follow through the next three days.

This is the grand daddy of all races. It started in 1896, has 26 cobblestone sections, 180 riders and is still going strong each year. Interviews with Ivan Basso, George Hincapie, Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer (Sonoma resident), etc.

What Happened at F8?

Its clear from reading the liveblogging notes from a couple of people that nothing earthshattering was announced over at the Facebook Developers conference F8. I missed the Thievery Corp (as seen above), but I have never heard of them, so I am not hipster enough.

Indeed, I missed out on this non-earthshattering event. Luckily, there were all these smart people there taking pictures and posting them to Facebook, twittering from their seats and blogging away the day.

No late facebook parties for me yesterday, I saw the Dark Knight instead. Yes, Heath Ledger was awesome in it.

Back to F8.

Seems that the most important updates are as follows:

  • Facebook Connect - somewhere between an Open ID and a universal passport. Users can now enter CitySearch with their facebook id.
  • Revamped interface. I actually don’t know how this one looks, since my old facebook page is still up  and running.
  • Twenty-five $25,000 Facebook fund awards were given out to Apps developers. Glad that some of the developers are getting paid for their work.

Did I miss anything else?

Funny Track Photo

Best of luck to China in hosting the Olympic Games.

Minimalizing by following F8, not attending

This week marks Facebook’s week to WOW the web community once again with new features, updates and parties.

I for one, will be sitting out from these activities. It seems like a bunch of hype to me as a user.

Unless you are an apps developer or a Zuckerbergian observer I do not see the point in paying up.

Yes, you will hear it first (whatever it is they are going to announce), but will you really have anything better to say? I think you can twitter it faster than me and maybe have your picture taken with a who’s who of the web 2, but barring a miracle I am sure I can just read about it and follow it online as it progresses.

I’ll be content following the updates on summize (congrats on the buyout).

Thursday Socialmedia is holding an afterparty at Pier 38 (above Om’s office and True Ventures).

See some of you there (and then off to Popscene).

However, I will admit that I am off to see Mike Lazerow (@lazerow) from BuddyMedia to see what they are up to.

Vize Revisited: Sort of…

Not sure if I ever mentioned it to my readers, but I used to work in archaeology back in the college days.

I was reminded of this by my buddy Alex last night.

It got me googling a bit and I found some old websites and photos that I thought were pretty neat.

Below is the Columbia University Art History Department website on the project:

Church Hagia Sophia of Vize, Turkey

Below are some photos I took of the church two years after the close of the survey work we had completed.  It was mid-December 2006