Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 49

The Bean is seven weeks old today.

Day 49

My good friend Jesse pointed me at the fantastic chart below showing what's in store with her sleep over the coming months.

Baby Sleep Patterns, First 26 Weeks
Each horizontal scanline represents a day (the week numbers are down the left hand side) and the chart as a whole shows wakefulness and sleep for a single newborn subject over the course of the first six months of life. Sleep is depicted by a line; wake by gaps in the line. The dots are feedings. You can see a day/night pattern of wake/sleep forming, beginning around week 16 or so.

We've a while to go yet.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Divine Feedback

Before publishing my updated résumé, of course I ran it past the Inner Circle for review. My best friends always have useful things to say.

One of the first comments I got was about my line "Now the lead of four Partner PMs defining Twitter's product partner strategy, divining and prioritizing product needs in key verticals":

I think you meant to type "defining" rather than "divining"
which made me wonder. I'd intended divine in the sense of "discover by guesswork or intuition; have supernatural or magical insight into". I suppose it was deliberately a bit fanciful but I didn't think it unclear or religiously suggestive until my reviewer gave me pause.

The next day I got a bunch of feedback from another friend, including

I like your use of divining a lot
and on balance I decided to go with the line as written. Shortly after that I wrote my Anniversaries post.

The next morning I woke to an IM from yet another friend wondering if I'd mistyped "defining". And also a blog post by my mom wondering what a "key vertical" is.


Here's a photo from the weekend:


Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Today marks my six-month anniversary working at Twitter. I'm loving it so far, and I'm delighted that the things I hoped to find there I've pretty much found there.

It's also been 12 months since I last updated my résumé, something I try to do every year no matter how difficult I find it. So without further ado, Isaac's Summer 2010 résumé can be found at Sure, give me feedback. Why not?

Bonus photo of Lux, five weeks old:

Sleeping Lux

Sunday, September 05, 2010

More Luxness

All of these were taken today. As the doctor said earlier this week, "she's thriving".

Lux Day 36

Saturday, September 04, 2010

The stroller which goes around

About 18 months ago, before Lux was yet a twinkle in anyone's eye, Wendy and I were having lunch in Kelly's Mission Rock cafe. A couple arrived and sat down at the next table, rolling their stroller up alongside the table and then magically rotating the seat part so it faced inwards.

Our jaws dropped. It seemed like such an ingenious design and we'd never seen anything like it: the seat was attached to a circular mounting upon which it could turn 360º—forward-facing, backward-facing... or right now, in the cafe, sideways-facing. How clever. We couldn't resist asking the couple what kind of stroller it was even though we had no immediate plans which would require one.

Fast-forwarding a year and more, though, we do find ourselves suddenly in the position of needing a stroller. Of course there was no question that we'd get that same kind, with the uniquely cunning design and the seat which can face any direction. We were delighted when it arrived and demonstrated a bunch of other similarly thoughtful features too.

And then a couple of weeks ago, eating at Barndiva in Healdsburg, we rolled our stroller up to a table in the back garden and rotated the seat so it faced inwards. The young couple at the next table whispered and pointed, and asked us about it. They told us they had no immediate plans for kids but gosh what a superbly designed piece of kit they thought it was. We were more than happy to tell them all about it.

After all, the stroller is indeed fantastic and, fittingly, is made by Orbit. What goes around, comes around.

Wendy Takes a Stroll