Wednesday, September 27, 2006

TR ETC 2006

I met TR ETC 2006"Jonathan F. Miller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AOL LLC, today. He is a great guy and really fun to chat with.

He spoke with the group of Berkeley, Stanford, and MIT students who I have been working with on a project. Congratulations to Corey Reese who set up and ran the very positive meeting we had with him.

TR ETC 2006: "Jonathan Miller is responsible for setting the strategy and overseeing the businesses and operations of the world's leading interactive services company. Before joining AOL, Miller was President and Chief Executive Officer of USA Information and Services (USAIS). Miller also served for a year as President and Chief Executive Officer of USA Electronic Commerce Solutions, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of USA Broadcasting, which he joined in 1997. Mr. Miller worked for Nickelodeon in the mid-1990s, joining it as Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Nick UK, and rising to Managing Director of Nickelodeon International. He previously served as Chief Executive of Paramount's first branded international channel. Earlier in his career, Mr. Miller was Vice President of Programming and NBA Entertainment at the National Basketball Association in New York."

Friday, September 22, 2006

Email From Space! Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

Anousheh is blogging from space!

Email From Space! Anousheh Ansari Space Blog: "Subject: Hello from Peter Diamandis, Welcome to Space!
Hi Anousheh-
Welcome to your ISS Home! Earth watched your beautiful launch on the Internet and TV. You looked great all smiles the entire time!
Here's my blog entry of your launch (how it looked from NASA TV).

My Dear Peter,
You were on my mind the entire time. I remembered our first meeting with you sitting across the table and passionately talking about goals of the X Prize foundation. I was enjoying watching you make a sales pitch with such a passion.
You had me sold from the first minute but your passion was contagious and I wanted you to finish telling your story. I arrived in the station a few hours ago and it feels like home. I have been making notes all along the launch and I will be posting a blog on the trip.
The launch was very smooth. The trip to the station felt long but it was worth it. I cannot keep my eyes off the windows. Earth is magnificent and peaceful from up here. You don%u2019t see any of those awful things you hear on the news, from up here.
The Earth is so beautiful and if we could all see it this way I%u2019m sure we would do everything in our power to preserve it. I truly hope that more and more people get to experience this trip first hand. But more than anyone else I hope that you will experience this trip soon, because I cannot think of a more deserving person.
with my best space wishes

Monday, September 11, 2006


MIT prank.jpg, originally uploaded by eesley.

A fake fire truck appeared this morning on top of the 150-foot high Great Dome at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


IMG_0685, originally uploaded by eesley.

World traveler and Googler Eric Case was in town this weekend after a conference on the Cape.

Eric, his cousins, Yoojin and I got dinner in Harvard Sq. at Bombay Club, then I took them on a quick tour of the 3 most important MIT tourist sites (Stata, Dome, and Lobby 7) before we headed up to 1369, my favorite Central Sq. coffeeshop for some tea.

It was great to see Eric and meet Mary Ellen, Jane, and David. Come back and visit Boston/Cambridge again soon, Eric!

It's shaping up to be a really busy semester as far as classes.
Highlights should include a trip out to Stanford in October and a trip back to Marietta, OH for the Arnold-Hershey wedding Oct. 28th. I'm also looking forward to seeing a number of the BSO performances if I don't have too many psets to do!

Sunday, September 3, 2006


I added a link to my Google calendar on the right. I just wish the stupid thing would sync directly with iCal and my Treo. I know there are hacks to do this, but I just want it all to work seemlessly, then it would be really useful. And I wish the private (busy) view would include what time the event ends, not just when it starts.

In other news, I moved into my new apt./dorm room over the past few days and am getting ready to start classes on Weds.

Eric Case is coming to visit in about a week since he'll be in the area for a conference.