I mentioned in the last post that my daughter, Meara, is the baby blogger in "Here Comes Another Bubble." My wife (who helped with the lyrics--she is responsible for "sausage fest") filmed Meara at the computer one day. I sped up the clip by about two times for the video.
I'm not linking to her blog, though. She asked me to but she wouldn't say please. That's a rule in our house.
The video I put together for my a cappella group, the Richter Scales, has blown up. Over 400,000 views on YouTube and featured on the Yahoo! home page, apparently now the top viral video, in three days.
Now, contrast that to my *real* life:
Starting a new job at a big company, don't know many people here
Trying to learn my job and do it while seeing my daughter (the blogging baby) on the world's most viewed home page.
I had lunch alone in the cafeteria yesterday--I had black bean stir fry (I treated myself). I wondered how many people sitting around me had seen the video.
Oh, and this weekend, I have to go up to our house, which we just sold, and move out. We're getting a pod.
A little about me. Born at Stanford Hospital April 18th, 1974. Grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, attended Sunset High School. Graduated 1992. Studied Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis (BS 1996, Magna Cum Laude), and at Stanford (MS 1998, HCI specialization).
I bounced around the dot com bubble after Stanford, including time spent at Oracle, Infoseek, Animatrix, and Takira.com (eventually sold to Bluestreak).
I found I was great at software consulting, so I joined Vertigo Software and spent five years helping Microsoft with various projects, most notably the digital locker and Windows Marketplace, Microsoft's electronic software distribution portal. I received a number of patent awards for my work on the digital locker, and Microsoft now sells Windows Vista and Office for download through the site.
I've sung a cappella as a hobby since college. At Wash U I was in the Pikers, and at Stanford, the Fleet Street Singers. I currently sing with the Richter Scales, a group of technology, finance and other professionals in San Francisco. We all have similar backgrounds in a cappella with not enough time to do more.
I have an amazing wife, Lauren, and a lovely daughter, Meara, who likes to spin.