November 23, 2004

As some of you might recall, I once worked at a startup called KnowNow where I learned all about REST and pubsub from the founders, Rohit Khare and Adam Rifkin. Adam and I went on to found Mod-pubsub together while Rohit went back to finish his PhD. We’ve now been reunited as part of CommerceNet Labs. This will explain a bit more (let me note that I was smiling in the original photo, but somehow the process of cropping and brightening and smoothing ended up making me look like I hated life and/or got a facelift).

I am basically Rifkin’s technical minion now — I make his ideas real. We’re supposed to do projects that expand the future potential of online commerce, particularly in the direction of decentralization or empowerment of individuals. So if you have a super cool project you want to talk about, contact Adam and maybe he’ll give you some of my time. His email is his firstname or first-initial lastname at

If you’d like to chat in person, CommerceNet Labs will be hosting a booze and schmooze event on 12/14, at our offices in Mountain View. Add yourself to this Evite (if you’re not already on it) and let us buy you a drink!