some catch up from Toronto

June 29, 2009 at 3:09 am (work) (, , )

New York and Toronto were a thrill. More wet than dry, and certainly muggy. It was the first time I had been back East with no severe weather. Other visits were done in either the dead of winter seeing Ashkan while he went to grad school there, or in mid-August when the humidity of NYC would kick up the filthy smell of the streets.

I went to Toronto next to visit our company headquarters. And laugh my ass off with my friend Monika. She’s a systems gal in our office, but I would never define her many amazing qualities and box her in that job description.

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Good times in NYC

June 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm (nostalgia, weekends, work) (, , , , )

I just got to Toronto for a week of work internal meetings. But I had a hoot at New York doing an event for work, then lingering in Brooklyn and the Lower East side chilling with some friends.

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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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