Day Eight, Stockholm

It is day eight of my trip around the world. The lack of a proper sunrise along with a relapse of my jet lag have forced a change in my daily schedule. I am starting to feel a little restless and homesick, slowly starting to miss the familiar. Last week allowed me to spend a lot…

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Windows 95

Lot of my pals from Microsoft are sharing stories of the Windows 95 launch, and today I’d like to do the same. I was there. It was the first and last time the PC-era Microsoft PR team was actually nice to me — and as a result I got to attend the launch, though I never got to demo the software and had to go through retail channels to get it running on my heavily modded Gateway desktop. Apparently I was the Sun guy to the Microsoft PR team, and the Sun PR team thought I was the MSFT dude. In other…

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Recommended reads from across the internet

Shade Balls or just bollocks The downside of the ever faster news cycle is that reporters have a lot less time to dig into stories, and regurgitate PR as news. A good example: the California Drought & Shade Balls story from last week. LA Weekly points out that it was political spin. In reality the "purpose of the balls is to prevent sunlight…
Nuno of Cupertino My Business 2.0 boss, Josh Quittner is really a wonderful writer who doesn't write enough. Here he uses fiction as way to tell a story about Apple, without even mentioning the company's name. Enjoyable! [Josh Quittner]

Select 7: forays into film (photography) 

These are seven select photos from my first ever attempt to use film. I was using a Contax T3 point and shoot which is as close to digital a film camera can get. It was loaned to me by Cliff Englert. He tells me three good photos from one roll of film is a good…

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Day Three, Airtime

My 48-hour layover in New York was brief but enjoyable, as it allowed me to indulge in a few of my favorite things: eating breakfast at Oro; visiting my favorite shoe store, Leffot; and chitchatting with owner Steven Tafel while I enjoyed afternoon tea at the Crosby Hotel. I even managed to see the very…

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Day Two, New York City

It was the first time I had flown American Airlines across the U.S. to New York, and I had this odd feeling that I was cheating on Virgin America by making a left instead of a right inside San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2. I have to admit, AA totally surprised me with its seats that lie flat. The flight was on time, and the crew was pleasant.   There might be more AA in the future. Of course, the sleep on the redeye must not have been enough: A little dazed, I left my Bose headphones on the plane,…

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