Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Data Portability Post on MySpace


I've posted a new blog entry on my MySpace page:

Get Some!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Chapter 6 (or so...)

Ok, Chapter 5 was kinda short, here's a recap:

1) I moved out of my place in West Hollywood.
2) I moved in w/ my girlfriend.
3) We realized after three months that we should have NOT moved in together :-/
4) Laura got her pink slip
5) Laura got accepted to a 'teaching abroad' program
6) Laura moved to Spain
7) I got single
8) I accepted a job offer at a soon-to-be-named tech company
9) I resigned my software developer job at WB
0) Yay! Next chapter.

And so it goes...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Yo, I'm back...

Hey Hey!

I'm back from the East Coast and in one piece :D

I visited San Francisco, Boston, NYC and NJ. I saw my family, friends and a lot of sites that I haven't seen in a few years. So, what's new?

1) My dad has officially retired from the USPS.
2) I've been living w/ my girlfriend for 3 months.
3) I've created two goals for myself for 2008.

Wanna see some pics? Check out my Flickr photo stream here.

I think I want to move this site to a WordPress install. I'm way jealous of Jaime's site.

Anyways, I'll write again soon.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday parties and my upcoming travel

There's nothing worse than getting stuck at the airport... but at the same time there's nothing better than being stuck at the airport with your laptop, ipod and some coffee :D in other words, I'm not in the office working the day away - I'm headed somewhere fun. (can ya tell i'm excited to travel?)

In any case, I enjoyed my first of many tree decoratings at Marks house and my 6th holiday party at Mike's house. I enjoyed meeting new people at both parties and I'll be back at Marks on Christmas day. I really do like to learn about others by listening to their stories. Everyone has a unique story to tell or a different perspective. I digress... I spent a lot of time catching up with friends at Mike's Holiday party... i like the holidays.

So we'll be travelin' to Boston and NYC this weekend. I hope to get some excellent pics and upload them to my flickr photostream... but 4 now, check out these pics from my photostream:

Check 'em: xmas tree and holiday par-tay

The next time I write I may have just come from... Cheers!


Monday, November 12, 2007

Chapter 5

I've grown as a person 4 times in my life... This is number 5. This move is something that feels good. I did it! I'm officially out!

I'm sitting here on Sunset Blvd, havin a burger and watchin traffic go by... I'm thinkin I won't be back here for awhile so I might as well eat what I wanna ;) and, now that I am out, I can concentrate on the next big thing in my life ... right after I finish unpacking!

Chapter 5: Let's get it on!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Moving sucks! (and celebrity responses)

Tick tock... tick tock...

I'm almost done w/ my move - why is it taking so long? For one, I own too much crap. For two, I procrastinate. I'm ready to be done moving. I have thrown away so much that I never thought I could - and it felt great - but I ask myself why haven't I cleaned house sooner? I'm ready to go home and just toss everything, well, everything that good will does not accept. I have already given them 9 bags of clothes and linens and I expect another bunch o' bags tonight. also, I'm selling a couch, a fridge and some other odds and ends. Ok, enough about the stupid moving.

I've been reading a lot of blogs lately, specifically, blogs by Robert Scoble and Tim Ferriss. Robert is a tech blogger and Tim is an entrepreneur: both are very well known and popular, I would call them celebrities. Well, Robert has responded to me via Twitter. It was great when I finally had dialog with him about the platform. I love it and said so and he asked why. The short answer why is because it allows (as Robert said) a TV channel in my pocket (read: my telephone). If your phone can take pics or videos, you can upload them to your channel as if you are your own producer. I like to use my imagination so you can bet ill have some pretty good use-case ideas for this service in the future. Tim is an entrepreneur and a social experimenter. Lately, he posted about using to find a date. I responded to his post and he replied back to me! I was so excited to see his reply that I had to write back immediately. Tim inspires me because he does things his way and documents what he does for others to reproduce. Tim has also written a NY Times best seller, The Four Hour Workweek. I'd love to be a best selling author. I will put it on my "doing" list (hint: read the book).

In my life I have moved 9 times. In my life I have had many jobs. It seems that a stable job will allow me to have an exciting, risky job and a stable job will allow me to have an exciting risky life. I've had the stable job for many moons now and its boring. I'm ready for the opposite. I'm ready for the stable life and the exciting, risky job. This is step 1 of my plan: secure my base.

What is step 2? Like, duh! You'll find out soon enough. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Future Tasting

Santa Barbara County is a beautiful part of Southern California! I'm up here from LA to do a little bit of wine tasting with my mom while she is visiting from New Jersey. Yesterday, we got up here a bit late so we first went to Kalyra. I've been interested to visit this place since the "Sideways" movie and it was just as fun as I expected. Cassie, One of the girls who was working, provided us with her knowledge of the different types of wines and when to drink them for the best taste. I am now a fan of Riesling wines (Kalyra has a great Riesling, btw) and joined their wine club. We drove east on 246 and stopped at some more wineries before heading to Los Olivos where we tasted more wines before heading back to prep for dinner.

We ate dinner at The Hitching Post and it was good. I had the Filet and my mom had the chicken dish with rice pilaf and a salad... mmmm. We both enjoyed our evening and would most definitely go back. The town closes down early so a bit of reading then to bed. Today we're going to peruse the local stores before heading back to LA for the Halloween party on Santa Monica Blvd tonight.

The rural area up here is growing on me and I would like to (one day) move away from the city life. I dream of being able to enjoy my life without needing to be tied into the city for my career. For instance, my technology career doesn't need me to be in the office except maybe one time per week. I barely have to meet with clients and its a waste of time for me to drive in and spend 8hrs in a cubicle. I hope companies realize people will be more productive working when they feel best - not between 9 and 6. Also, I hope companies will realize that the overhead of housing a workforce can be cut by allowing telecommuting as the norm rather than a perk. Ugh, sometimes I feel as if I work in the Flintstones cartoon.

One step at a time - we'll get there... anyways, happy tasting :D