It’s weird architecture day

It’s weird architecture day: As we started the day out with a post about a construction approach that never quite caught on, we guess it’s appropriate to revisit that theme tonight. This weblog assumes it is supposed to be good news that Dwell magazine, according to the Boston Globe, is leading the rebirth of a housing architectural and construction movement. We also assume we can’t be the only one who thinks it is bad news that Dwell magazine can actually convince people this house is something other than an extraordinarily ugly eyesore that resembles two doublewide mobile homes stacked on top of one other, except made from wood.

Search hacks for the rest of us

Search hacks for the rest of us: Tara Calishain, famous Google hackstress and blogger-in-chief of ResearchBuzz one of this weblog’s favorite blogs about searching online for stuff (okay, some people play golf as a hobby, others search for stuff) has a new book coming out soon called Web Search Garage. Her real fame, however, comes from a Google hack she calls “Cookin’ With Google” that was recently named one of Time’s 50 Coolest Websites of 2004.

Savvy blog spin control

Savvy blog spin control: Via Marketing Vox News, I saw the news that early-blogging business Six Apart‘s co-founder and CEO, Mena Trout, 26, has been replaced as CEO by Barak Berkowitz (she’s still president). Rather than let the story be spun by others, Mena shows the turbo-power of business transparency by posting a heartfelt message regarding the decision on her blog. It is very impressive and I highly recommend it be read by any would-be entrepreneur. Great stuff and a tribute to both Mena and all involved, including the VCs.


“I’m a proud person, but not a foolish person. I’d rather be a part of a successful company that I co-founded and ran as CEO for a year than hold on to a title because of ego. Young CEOs exist, but I doubt they exist without help from experienced elders (I just had to use that word). Sure, I could be a miserable twenty-six year old CEO, but I’d rather be a content and productive twenty-seven year old president.”