Month: <span>May 2006</span>

It’s official — Cindy and I just got word yesterday that we’ve closed on a new house in Woodinville, just about 7 miles from work. We’re psyched!


It’s a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath tri-level, with a terriffic back yard, two car garage, open floor-plan, and a big rec-room downstairs that will serve as my home-office. We take posession at the end of the week, and movers arrive on Monday.

We can’t wait to sleep in our own bed again.


Big news in Jake-land: I’ve accepted a new job as technical program manager at Microsoft, working on the MSN/Windows Live team, and Monday morning I begin my first day of work.

It’s been a very productive six years at UserLand, which has seen blogging go from obscurity to commonplace, RSS and XML-based syndication go from experimental to mainstream (even required), web services go from dream to business model, and podcasting go from non-existent to the big time.

UserLand has been influential, and at times an innovator, in all of these technologies, and I’ve been very proud to have played a part in these early developments, however small my part may have been.

Thanks UserLand!, and Thanks Dave! I’ve learned a ton, and I must tip my hat with great respect, before moving on.

Hello Seattle.