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. Later I joined a company that would become Hulu, leading the product, design, editorial, and marketing teams. In between Amazon and Hulu, I pursued a career in filmmaking, going to editing school in NYC (The Edit Center) and then studying directing at UCLA Film School.
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. I'm about to start my next job, also in technology, and I'm excited to share that soon.
You can also email me at eugene at eugenewei dot com.