LiveSide with a Twist


Well, I got snagged for an impromptu community drinking thing with some other Microsoft folks and 3 guys (not from Rolla) from the Live Side: Kip Knusken, Harrison Hoffman and Chris Overd. I suspect there may have been more LiveSide folks there but we were 3 tables long and mostly I ended up talking with Kip, Brandon Paddock and Eytan Seidman.


As a former reporting myself, it was interesting to learn a bit of how they investigate stuff (honestly, a lot  like the mainstream press -persistent poking around) and that their background was not some glitzy Silicon Valley thing but just regular folks who happened to create a Web site getting millions of hits a month. Other folks I said hi to were Ken Levy, Kevin Briody, and Robert Scoble, who you could hear laugh from across the room. I missed talking to the Live ID folks.


If you go to Twist in Seattle, I recommend the mojitos – they do not skimp on the mint like some places. Mixed drinks need proper ingredients.


Speaking of mix, the Mix06 sessions – all 52, one for every week of the year – are apparently live now and


Sessions here: http://sessions.mix06.com/


More here: http://blog.mix06.com/blog/archive/2006/05/03/2367.aspx


And here: http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/archive/2006/05/03/589692.aspx


Live it vivid!


Betsy


Comments (6)

  1. Hey Betsy,

    Sorry I wasn’t able to make it for the dinner at Twist last night, but my flight was at noon that day.  Unfortunately I didn’t know about this event until I already had my flight booked for the MSN/WL Butterfly Tour this year [which was held right before MSN SAS].  Hopefully next year I’ll get to say hi.

    @Matthew

    PS–Kip’s last name is spelled Kniskern.

  2. Betsy says:

    I stand corrected on Kip’s name: Kip Kniskern. One mojito too many!