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December 26, 2007

Adam B and George K launch Keas

In an interesting turn of events Adam Bosworth and George Kassabgi are starting a company together Keas.

It's a health care related company, here is the summary from Adam's blog:

"What is the Keas vision? If you are one of the many at risk of losing your health, Keas will help you keep healthy. If you’re recovering from an illness Keas will help you to recover and stay well. If you suffer from a chronic disease Keas will help you be as well as you can be. Today no one helps you. You can’t assemble your health data to get the best care possible. Even if you can, your doctors rarely help because the system doesn’t pay them to keep you healthy. You don’t have tools that work online to help in these situations, partly because insurance doesn’t pay for them. Because of these problems people suffer both personal hardship and fear and economic deprivation, sometimes irreversibly. What is more we all pay enormous medical costs for this, and there are costs to society and to the competitiveness of our companies in lost productivity. It is our mission at Keas to fix this for you. Clearly it isn’t an easy mission or a short-term one. While we think we have some great ideas about how to make this possible, we have a lot to learn in the course of this adventure."

Posted by Chris at 04:44 AM

December 17, 2007

The Road

So I went to see "No Country for Old Men" a couple weeks ago and thought it was a great movie. So I decided to read Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," it is an amazing treatise on fatherhood. It won the pullitzer prize and creates a powerful story of survival in a post apocalyptic world. Read it if you like tragedies.

Posted by Chris at 10:54 PM

December 15, 2007

French drain, basement floor, kitchen patched up

Bunch of stuff happened at the house this week. A french drain was put in outside the foundation, the basement floor is ready for pouring on Monday and the kitchen is nice and square.

Posted by Chris at 01:37 PM

New cake for christmas

We created a cake scene for xmas with little trains and a bridge. Here are a couple shots.

Posted by Chris at 12:46 PM

December 13, 2007

Will in the World

Just finished "Will in the World" by Stephen Greenblatt. It's a great book that answered a question I never really thought about. How did the son of a glove maker become the most famous playwright in history? How did a guy who didn't even make it through highschool out-write and out-think the best scholars of his day? Most of Shakespeare's plays put me to sleep but this story helped give me insight into the psychology behind his plays and the issues he faced in life. Hopefully this will help keep me awake through the next performance of King Lear....

Posted by Chris at 06:32 PM

December 08, 2007

Insulation in the Kitchen, Foundation is poured

The wiring and insulation are done on our kitchen:

And the downstairs room looks solid:

Our backyard looks like an industrial zone:

Posted by Chris at 03:50 PM

December 07, 2007

Platform interview with Peter Coffee

At our last dreamforce conference I got a chance to sit down with Peter Coffee. Here is the post and the interview coming to you from youtube

Posted by Chris at 09:19 AM