Catching Up: Sickness and Press

Hey Chen, yep, it's cold by California standards. Lisa's sick from it. She has a fever, as confirmed by a Raytek laser guided Mini temp gun. 100 degrees! We got some great shout outs by the mainstream media recently: ABC did this short on the Giz Gallery. » 12/16/08 2:59pm 12/16/08 2:59pm

Catching Up: It's Cold

Hey Brian, yeah the Funde Razor was lots of fun, and I'm glad Chris from Wired was there to help out. I'm looking forward to the Gizmodo Snow Bunny Meetup in 2009 too, and all the broken bones that'll result in. And speaking of cold, it is COLD now. Winter managed to stay away until recently, but it's full on December… » 12/12/08 8:20pm 12/12/08 8:20pm

Catching Up: Weeeee!

Hey Chen Chen, It's been a few days since I've written, but first off, let me say how HAPPY I am right now. The Giz Gallery was more fun and better received than I'd expected. And Funde Razor SF, done with Wired and Boing Boing Gadgets and Kotaku last night was amazing, too. » 12/12/08 3:14am 12/12/08 3:14am

Catching Up: West Coast San Francisco Funde Razor Meetup For the Kids!

Hey Brian, looks like you got to meet a lot of NY readers over there in the Giz gallery. Luckily for me, we're going to have a similar event, minus the gigantic TV, but plus a lot of booze, over here in SF. It's called the Funde Razor SF event. » 12/09/08 3:16am 12/09/08 3:16am

Catching Up: Retromodo Gates Interviews and Puppy Battles

Hey Chen, did you see this post Joel wrote on BBG about the behind the scenes of Giz's first Bill Gates interview » 11/25/08 7:17pm 11/25/08 7:17pm? We've met with Gates a few more times since then, but I don't think anyone here expresses the anxiety attached to such a meeting as well as Joel does. Dogs are freaking out a bit after some bad owner in…

Catching Up: BBook of Geek

Hey Brian, I just finished Brian Briggs' book, The BBook of Geek: The Only Geek Humor Book You'll Ever Need » 11/24/08 9:00pm 11/24/08 9:00pm. If you didn't know, Brian's the guy who created , a humor site that's geared toward geek topics (which includes gadgets and tech). His humor is a lot like ours—most similar to Sean Fallon's dryness actually—so…

Catching Up: Star Trek Preview Impressions From a Casual Fan

Hey Jason, I was in LA for a bit yesterday, helping Jalopnik cover the LA autoshow » 11/20/08 7:58pm 11/20/08 7:58pm with my long lens. (It was a boring show with nothing too interesting other than the and .) But it was coincidentally the same day JJ Abrams was showing off some scenes from the new , so I stopped by. This is funny: When they asked me…

Catching Up: Goodbye PC Magazine

Hey Brian, Did you hear that PC Magazine » 11/19/08 10:30pm 11/19/08 10:30pm is ending its magazine edition and focusing solely on the online space? Sad to hear. I was one of those kids that grew up having a subscription to PC Mag in the house, every month reading what crazy uncle Dvorak (plus those other dudes) had to say about something or other.…

Catching Up: Crazy Week

Jason, last week everything went kind of crazy with the dogs and work, and my machines.Noah is going to work for Fast Company, Lisa went to Tokyo for NPR work and left me to watch the new puppy, go to puppy school and get him neutered and pick up poo and pee at all hours of the day/night. In the middle of the night, he … » 11/18/08 6:14pm 11/18/08 6:14pm

Catching up: Gears

Hey Brian, Are you excited? I'm excited. Why am I so excited? Because we're getting ready for our Gizmodo vs. Wired match in Gears of War 2 » 11/14/08 5:00pm 11/14/08 5:00pm, which you're going to be participating in. Maybe. If we can't find someone better at video games that is (just kidding). I'm also excited about finally getting Wii Fit, which…

Catching Up: Surfwise!

Jason, just to warn you, this post has absolutely nothing to do with gadgets because I am currently bored and disgusted with gadgets: I saw this great movie the other day called Surfwise and it blew me away. It's basically about a Stanford educated doctor who quits the rat race and gets in a camper and surfs all around … » 11/12/08 2:23am 11/12/08 2:23am

Catching Up: Our Readers Are the Best

Hey Jason, I have this ongoing irrational feeling that no one reads us » 11/07/08 1:40am 11/07/08 1:40am. Which is why when I meet a geek who tells me they spend all day at work wasting time on Gizmodo, it makes me super happy. I had that happen last night at Lucky 13 hanging out with and the guy from .But people have been reading us! I was looking…

Catching Up: Blurry Vision

Hey Brian, I'm writing this not from the Herman Miller Embody chair » 11/05/08 11:53pm 11/05/08 11:53pm we reviewed, but from the detached "saucer section" of the , which I reviewed last year. Why? Because I can't see the TV that well from my couch, so I need to sit closer. I'm getting old.So what else went on today? Well, • Elaine documented her trip to…

Catching Up: Politics = Scary. Puppies = Crazy Yarn Face

Jason, How did your Halloween go? I'm really proud of Matt for writing that political tech piece today » 11/03/08 10:50pm 11/03/08 10:50pm. I think it was well put, but you can always count on flames when you put something like that on a tech blog. Not so with puppies. We just got one.When I met Lisa, she had a miniature pincher named Ruby. We felt like …