Merc Publishes Battelle

I'm thrilled that the SJ Merc published excerpts from my book, as well as a very nice piece about me. It's in three parts, all require registration, here (story), here (excerpts) and here (five things you may not want to know about me). While I am terrified of what…

I’m thrilled that the SJ Merc published excerpts from my book, as well as a very nice piece about me. It’s in three parts, all require registration, here (story), here (excerpts) and here (five things you may not want to know about me). While I am terrified of what the NYT and WSJ might say about the book, it means the world to me that the Valley’s paper was kind.

So the book stuff is really heating up. It comes out this week on Amazon, early next week in bookstores. Do you guys want me to post on it here? I mean, you put up with all the sh*t to this point, but it seems a bit…indulgent to post every review, tic, correction, debate…what do you think?

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Ballmer Throws A Chair At “F*ing Google”

A reliable source has passed along a legal document in the ongoing lawsuit between Google and Microsoft over Google's hiring of Kai-Fu Lee. The document is the "Declaration of Mark Lucovsky" in the case. Lucovsky was a distinguished engineer at Microsoft who defected to Google in November of 2004….

FuckinggoogleA reliable source has passed along a legal document in the ongoing lawsuit between Google and Microsoft over Google’s hiring of Kai-Fu Lee. The document is the “Declaration of Mark Lucovsky” in the case. Lucovsky was a distinguished engineer at Microsoft who defected to Google in November of 2004. His statement makes for some pretty interesting reading, to say the least.

The statement reads in part:

Prior to joining Google, I set up a meeting on or about November 11, 2004 with Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer to discuss my planned departure….At some point in the conversation Mr. Ballmer said: “Just tell me it’s not Google.” I told him it was Google.

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Friday Links

Google expands Print into EU (Chirac mobilizes troops). Google goes Local in China (SEW) More Om on Google VoIP Technorati launches Blog Finder (and IceRocket has a new Linktracker (via Cuban), which seems like more work that I want to do…)…

Google expands Print into EU (Chirac mobilizes troops).

Google goes Local in China (SEW)

More Om on Google VoIP

Technorati launches Blog Finder (and IceRocket has a new Linktracker (via Cuban), which seems like more work that I want to do…)

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A Mac Widget From Google

Yes, I'm happy that we minority Mac users are getting some love. The Gmail Notifier for Mac is out. I'm going to start using it…and more likely than not, start using Gmail as well now that I have an easy way to interact with it….

LogoYes, I’m happy that we minority Mac users are getting some love. The Gmail Notifier for Mac is out. I’m going to start using it…and more likely than not, start using Gmail as well now that I have an easy way to interact with it.

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Cutts On Link Buying

My old school newspaper (the Daily Cal) is doing it, O'Reilly wittingly did it, and now Matt Cutts of Google has a post on why not to do it, or, if you are doing it for a good reason (say reputable traffic exchange, not PageRank inflation) then how to…

My old school newspaper (the Daily Cal) is doing it, O’Reilly wittingly did it, and now Matt Cutts of Google has a post on why not to do it, or, if you are doing it for a good reason (say reputable traffic exchange, not PageRank inflation) then how to do it without penalty (use nofollow).

I don’t like nofollow, but spam screws up all sorts of things.

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How Important Is It For Search Co’s To Get On Your Desktop?

Very. Very Very. So very that they are starting to do things that might, in the end, bite em in the ass, like bundling their toolbars with unrelated apps, and not allowing people to unbundle em. Not smart. (Thanks, Evan)….

Very. Very Very. So very that they are starting to do things that might, in the end, bite em in the ass, like bundling their toolbars with unrelated apps, and not allowing people to unbundle em. Not smart. (Thanks, Evan).

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RawSugar

I have not used this site, but it's getting some buzz here and there, I and though it was worth noting…RawSugar. It's tagged/personal/social search. Seems too hard for the mere mortal to grok. Or maybe it's just me. I dunno. As much as I intellectually grok tagging, the dumbass…

RawsugarI have not used this site, but it’s getting some buzz here and there, I and though it was worth noting…RawSugar. It’s tagged/personal/social search. Seems too hard for the mere mortal to grok. Or maybe it’s just me. I dunno. As much as I intellectually grok tagging, the dumbass in me Just Doesn’t Get It.

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