Day 3 at FMX

May 7, 2009 at 12:28 pm (culture, Europe, nerd, work)

So I’m writing from the FMX T-Mobile lounge place. Basically, it’s a pimped out place to surf the net free. Man, why don’t we just free web ALL THE TIME. It ought to be like water…wait, we pay for that.

at FMX

Last night I had an invite to the infamous FMX Speakers dinner and it was pretty neato. I feel so stinkin’ handicapped with no iPhone GPS and a zillion places named “Strasse” in Stuttgart. It took 4 reasonably intelligent adults to find the restaurant roughly 5 blocks away … 30 minutes. And one of us was 6’6″ … no excuse. Richard, you ought to be able to see above the clouds and navigate.

Anyhow, I’ve been doing some live recording of our presentations and posting them to the site. Here is a link to the work blog if you care to see some nerd vidz.


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Stuttgart, Day 2

May 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm (Europe, nerd, video, weekends) (, , )

So, this is what I look like after a two hour nap. You know, the one that’s supposed to be only 30 minutes so that you can eventually get used to the time change.


Yeahhhh, that didn’t happen. Now I’m up and need a shower and will be grossly excited to see Janet and Jeff as they’re coming in from London as I type.
Yay, I get to hang with people (exlamation mark). Sorry, I have no exclamation function on my keyboard. I just learned this yesterday. Thanks Apple.

Anyhow, here’s something far more interesting, my little video I made from my long bike ride this morning. Sunday is DEAD in Germany in terms of anything to do except be forced to hang with family. However, this is a cool thing because the city becomes soooo quiet. I’ve made an edit of my pics and mini-vids and added exciting music to make it all seem way cooler for your eyes. Actually, I’ve been somewhat addicted to the track I used on this.

Enjoy <exclamation mark>

Vodpod videos no longer available.

5. German’s make and sell the worlds most leading fashionable orthopedic shoes. I swear that’s all I see on the streets. What’s with that? Are they all hurting from walking? My mom would love this place.

PS: The hair may be terrible, but I got some awesome hipster chick bruises somehow from today’s bike ride. sweet.

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ich bin back

May 3, 2009 at 1:26 am (culture, Europe, tech)

I’m back in Stuttgart, Germany for the FMX Conference this year. And having been able to come once, go home, then come back again … I’ve found a whole new slew of patterns and interesting things about Germany and Europe.

Here’s a small list, and I’ve been here for only 5 hours

  1. taking Swiss Air to go anywhere is much like a journey to Rivendell. Only, there’s really suprisingly  with no leg room.
  2. All serious Germans must wear the tiniest modern glasses barely covering their pupils. This includes children.
  3. If you live in Europe, your mobile phone number consists of 22 digits , roughly (WTF???).
  4. Germans actually sweat chocolate, true fact.

Oh man, I’m so friggin’ jet lag. I really need to get to bed again as it’s 3am my time.. It’s gonna be a long week, so I gotta spare the energy tonight.

oh look, Leicas I found while strolling around the Schloss… 🙂

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