Tonight I went to volunteer at Santas Anonymous with Sharon, Diane, and Andrea (I think Alain was there too, but we didn’t run into him). A few of us on Twitter were thinking about some sort of pre-Christmas tweetup, and Brittney suggested a Wrapping Tweetup! She couldn’t make it unfortunately, but my thanks go to her for getting the idea and wiki page out there.
Santas Anonymous is quite the operation! Our wrapping tweetup turned into more of a bagging tweetup actually, as our job was to take the wrapped presents and get them into tagged garbage bags ready for delivery. We spent a couple hours there, but could easily have spent more because the piles of gifts seem unending! Lots of children will be happy on Christmas morning thanks to Santas Anonymous.
If you’d like to volunteer, you can drop in on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9am to 9pm until December 19th. Check the website for more details.
Here are my weekly notes:
- Went to the Butterdome Craft Sale today with Sharon. The place was packed! She wrote more about it here.
- CNN is looking to launch its own wire service to compete with the Associated Press and others. Not sure why they’d want to do that, but I guess if they can offer it much cheaper than the AP they might get some business.
- Keep in mind that I’m a total geek when I say that I love this idea: Crispin Porter & Bogusky has come up with “Softwear by Microsoft”, a clothing line of graphic tees that feature retro designs (such as the DOS logo). Want!
- Apparently due to concern over the current financial crisis, Honda announced this week its withdrawal from Formula 1. That’s terrible news for F1, though probably a responsible thing for Honda to do.
- Google Reader launched an updated look and feel on Thursday. After some initial shock, it has really grown on me. I like it.
- Apparently there’s an office building in Osaka, Japan that has an expressway running right through it! Simply amazing.
- Gizmodo posted about a researcher who thinks that hurricanes could be broken up using F-4 fighter jets. I’m not sure how realistic that is, but any viable option to stop hurricanes from reaching the shore would be welcome.
- Had a nice holiday dinner with my Questionmark co-workers on Saturday evening at Unheardof. Watch for Sharon’s review!