About this blog
Remains of the Day is a random assortment of things that I find interesting. That doesn't narrow things down much because I have both attention deficit and surplus. I started my blog in 2001, wrote regularly until 2009, then took a two year break.
But now it's back, and likely to show a bias towards some of the things that have always interested me: technology, the internet, movies and filmmaking, photography, writing, pop culture (entertainment and sports), and intriguing contrarian ideas. If anything has changed, it's that I'm more focused on detecting and overcoming my own biases than before. I write here to clarify my own thinking.
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I live in San Francisco. Before that I lived in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Chicago, where I grew up.
Most of my professional career has been spent at consumer internet companies. The world wide web was just heating up when I finished my undergrad education, and like many grads from Stanford, tech was always on my mind. I started off at Amazon.com and was there for seven years working on all sorts of things, but mostly product. I left Amazon to be a filmmaker, went to editing school at The Edit Center in NYC, then to UCLA Film School in their graduate directing program. But tech sucked me back in after just one year in film school.
That summer I joined the company that would become Hulu, leading the product, design, editorial, and marketing teams. In 2011 I formed a startup called Erly with a few friends. We were purchased in 2012 by Airtime, and I left that in late 2012. Most recently I was the head of product at Flipboard for two years, and I just left in March 2015. Currently I'm the Head of Video at Oculus, working on virtual reality.
You can also email me at eugene at eugenewei dot com.