October 9, 2007
June 6, 2007
Heard about Weewar through some of my feeds and got invited to their beta today! So many great ideas in there :) Best parts:
- It’s turn based and it saves its state so you can play a long running game
- You can play multiple games at the same time and have them saved in different states
- You can play with up to 6 players
- You can view a replay of the game afterwards to see what happened
- Other people can watch games in action as observers
Here’s a screenshot of the game in action, but you can basically just show up to watch games live at http://weewar.com/ (click on the “view game” links in the Weewar live ticker)
I’m not sure how many invites I have, but if you want one, drop me a comment!
June 6, 2007
June 5, 2007
- Launched the Plaxo-AIM integration
- Shipped the Plaxo Toolbar for Thunderbird
- Had Plaxo join the Mac faithful
- Got on Verizon’s deck for mobile sync
- Released a new version of Plaxo WAP access
- Integrated with Comcast
- Expiremented on Plaxo Labs
- Built Plaxo 3.0
I’ve really enjoyed my time at Plaxo – I’ve learned a lot, shipped a ton of product, and worked with amazing people. :D
As for my next gig, I’ll be joining my good friend Terry over at Tagged. There’s a ton of stuff to do over there – and since they’re in PHP/Java, I can probably jump in and do some coding too :). Lunch 2.0 up in SF here we come!
So… should I continue writing my blog here at Plaxoed? I suppose it is past tense, so it could fit as I move on after Plaxo. What do you guys think?
June 4, 2007
In my new condo up in San Francisco, we got fliers to sign up for a high speed internet service called Webpass that claimed synchronous 45Mbps for about $30 / month if you pre-pay annually. Too good to be true? Well, I got it setup, paid $350 for the year, and here’s what speedtest.net says:
And that’s through a Linksys router. When I hook up my computer straight to the tap it’s even faster!
The technician told me that what they’re doing is dropping a T3 line straight to the building and all the residents signed up for the service are sharing it. He told me there are currently only about 20 people from my building signed up, so that means I’m probably getting a T3 all to myself most of the time. San Francisco rocks!
May 25, 2007
May 8, 2007
Whew, there’s a whole lot of stuff going on at Plaxo. Here’s a recap:
- We launched LinkedIn import to Plaxo – People have been asking us to do some integration with LinkedIn for a long time; we’ve finally gotten around to starting that work. Hopefully it’ll be even tighter soon! (btw, there’s a Lunch 2.0 @ LinkedIn next week, RSVP and come on by for free food!)
- Got Plaxo working for Thunderbird 2.0
- Launced Plaxo Labs, where we’ve got a whole bunch of new stuff for people to check out.
- Our Comcast partnership was announced! Yes, that’s right, we are going to be powering the address book for Comcast. (btw, if you’re currently a Plaxo member and a Comcast High Speed Internet subscriber, you can get Plaxo Premium for free by going here)
One of my personal favorite labs features is Plaxo Search. Basically, you sign-in (check “Remember me on this computer” if you’re on a personal machine) and you get a Google-like interface to search for anything you have in your Plaxo account. You can also hook it up to your browser’s search box in the top right (if you have IE7 or Firefox). It looks like this:
Give it a try; it’s the fastest way to get access to your contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes by far!