Maui 2009

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Home videos from our recent trip to Maui. If you visit, here are some places to check out from the video:

00:04 and 1:33 - Waikani Falls
Probably the most picturesque waterfalls we found. Barely visible from the Road to Hana (between mile markers 21 and 22), we parked on the side of the road, climbed over a shack, and hiked across a rocky but shallow river to make it here. We had a picnic lunch by the lower falls (where we saw the hidden frog at 0:22).

0:24 through 0:29 - Twin Falls
One of the first stops on the road to Hana (just past mile marker 2), and definitely one of our favorite spots. We got a fresh smoothie from the fruit stand at the side of the road, and then hiked a ways until making it to this secluded area. Rope-swinging through a waterfall was one of my favorite memories - I did it at least half a dozen times.

0:29 through 0:43 - Haleakala Crater
It was a long, curvy drive to get to the rim, but the view at the top was worth it. We didn't hike down or do the sunrise/sunset thing like many do. The colorful valley peeking through the fast-moving clouds seemed like we were on another planet.

0:58 through 1:14 - Maui Magic
The Maui Magic snorkeling trip that takes off from Maalaea Harbor was a great way to snorkel near Molokini, see some turtles, ride down an onboard slide, and get burgers grilled by the captain himself.

1:41 through 1:54 - Old Lahaina Luau
Touristy but fun. Drink a Lava Flow and take advantage of unlimited Ahi Poke.

2:23 - Makena State Park / Big Beach
An enormous stretch of beach with solid waves and a beautiful sunset.

Another highlight that we unfortunately didn't film: Warren and Annabelle's in Lahaina. Skip the Annabelle "ghost playing piano" part (which seems like just an excuse for them to sell more food and drinks) and come for Warren's hilarious magic performance. And if you get asked to sit in the front row...just be prepared to get picked on.

Sunday, August 2 at 9:18 PM

Happy Holidays - 2008 in Video

Wednesday, December 24 at 9:56 AM

Lake Tahoe 08

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Monday, December 22 at 8:49 PM

Okay Update 9.21.08

A quick 3-minute update about Atmosphir, cupcake cones, and Rock Band 2. Via Vimeo.

Sunday, September 21 at 12:53 PM

Atmosphir Launches!

Check out TechCrunch 50 today (Wednesday) at 10:30am PST for a live streaming presentation of the first Minor Studios project, Atmosphir! We're the 3rd of 4 companies to go, so my guess is we'll be closer to 11am if you want to tune in. Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, September 9 at 10:00 PM

Okay Argentina

I recently traveled back down to Buenos Aires, and spent some time with my friend Martin back in his beautiful hometown of Rosario as well. Music: En El Muelle De San Blas by Mana. Via Vimeo.

Friday, August 15 at 4:24 PM

Okay Disneyland

Scenes from a trip earlier this year to Disneyland and California Adventure. Via Vimeo.

Sunday, August 10 at 1:26 AM

Tweet Tweet

Oh, Twitter. I had the same reaction a lot of people seem to have at first: is it too much unnecessary noise? I mean, who cares if you're having a burrito for lunch? But that initial skepticism has died down after using it a little. I think it doesn't matter what the method is - IM, Skype, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, phone, email, whatever - having multiple options to communicate with friends and family is helpful, particularly since the majority of those people aren't in San Francisco. Yes, it's a lot of content to filter and consume, and self-moderation certainly plays a big role as well (again, LeechBlock does wonders).

When I was a kid, I remember wishing there was something like a Blockbuster (this was pre-Netflix, kids) with videos about everyone you knew. Somehow it never felt right to me that only famous people were worth seeing or learning about on TV. I wished that everyone - from the nice checkout lady at the grocery store, to my grandparents, to the cute girl sitting diagonally across from me in school - had a 2-hour documentary of their lives (hopefully narrated by Morgan Freeman) that anyone could check out to learn more about that person. In a way, I guess all these communication tools serve a similar role to that.

Thursday, August 7 at 11:07 AM

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