Off to Wales…

Our thanksgiving was awesome. Had a bunch of family over. The weather was spectacular in Half Moon Bay. You can hear Maryam talking about what Thanksgiving means to her as an Iranian-American. Anyone want some turkey? I’m stuffed!

In a few minutes we’re heading toward Wales (flight leaves at 7:50 p.m. tonight from SFO). Newport, that is. Home town of Robert Gale who keeps a great blog about funny/weird stuff. We’re visiting Maryam’s brother. I’ll try to hop on email and see if anyone left me a note (I won’t be checking voice mail until December 11th, though, because it costs too much in Europe, so email or Skype is the best way to get ahold of me).

Then on Monday we’re heading to London. Hope to see you there.

We’ll be at the Online Information 2006 conference. I have my video camera and would love to meet up with anyone who has interesting technology to show me. On December 3rd we head to Amsterdam. Anyone interested in meeting up there?

Oh, in London we’re trying to figure out a geek event. A geek dinner on Friday evening is proving difficult to make happen cause all the usual venues are booked up. Hugh Macloed wants to meet up in London next Friday evening and do something fun.

So, how about doing something different? How about we meet up in Hyde Park at, say, 1 p.m. next Friday? We can all get away from our computers and take a walk after seeing the sights we’ll probably end up on a pub crawl. If that sounds interesting, leave a note here. We’ll post next week where the meeting place will be.

Oh, while I’m thinking of Hugh, don’t miss his manifesto madness — he’s posting a bunch of 500-word manifestos on his blog and they are quite good.

If you’re bored, I caught up with my feeds so my linkblog is up to date.

Comments

  1. I just wanted to say that our Thanksgiving was equally enjoyed with unseasonally superb weather in the middle of the U.S.A. We really do have so much to be thankful for and to see that we can stop to say grace worldwide is comforting during our troubled times. Please say a prayer for all armed forces of a regimented state around the world. We really do want to live in peace.

  2. I just wanted to say that our Thanksgiving was equally enjoyed with unseasonally superb weather in the middle of the U.S.A. We really do have so much to be thankful for and to see that we can stop to say grace worldwide is comforting during our troubled times. Please say a prayer for all armed forces of a regimented state around the world. We really do want to live in peace.

  3. My other daughter, Samantha, and her husband live in Amsterdam. She’s an attorney for a software company. I will write her and see where she will be on the 3rd…

  4. My other daughter, Samantha, and her husband live in Amsterdam. She’s an attorney for a software company. I will write her and see where she will be on the 3rd…

  5. Hey Robert,

    You probably dont remember me, but I used to run into you in the sandwich line of cafe 16 on occassion.

    By chance will you still be in London on Thursday night Nov 30th? A few of us from Microsoft Accessibility are on a layover for the night. We are headed to Switzerland for a site visit with a vendor on Friday AM. If you’ll be around mabee we can give you a crash course in accessibility and demo the Vista accessibility features like speech recognition and magnification as well as some other cool partner apps.

    Is this something you think about much at PodTech? If not, you should consider looking into alternative formats for people with disabilities that can’t get full use of video.

    Daniel Hubbell
    Technical Evangelist
    Microsoft Accessibile Technology

  6. Hey Robert,

    You probably dont remember me, but I used to run into you in the sandwich line of cafe 16 on occassion.

    By chance will you still be in London on Thursday night Nov 30th? A few of us from Microsoft Accessibility are on a layover for the night. We are headed to Switzerland for a site visit with a vendor on Friday AM. If you’ll be around mabee we can give you a crash course in accessibility and demo the Vista accessibility features like speech recognition and magnification as well as some other cool partner apps.

    Is this something you think about much at PodTech? If not, you should consider looking into alternative formats for people with disabilities that can’t get full use of video.

    Daniel Hubbell
    Technical Evangelist
    Microsoft Accessibile Technology

  7. Wow, please interview Daniel Hubbell. Accessibility is very important.

    Daniel: I will ping your blog to see if you are willing to speak at our monthly event in SV.

    Robert: The tech industry in UK is strong with smart developers.

  8. Wow, please interview Daniel Hubbell. Accessibility is very important.

    Daniel: I will ping your blog to see if you are willing to speak at our monthly event in SV.

    Robert: The tech industry in UK is strong with smart developers.

  9. Sadly I am one of those people who will be in an office until about 6pm on Friday, but if there’s a way of tracking down where you are I will try to find you — would be good to meet the legendary Scoble!

    Best, Armand

  10. Sadly I am one of those people who will be in an office until about 6pm on Friday, but if there’s a way of tracking down where you are I will try to find you — would be good to meet the legendary Scoble!

    Best, Armand

  11. I’ll probably be in Amsterdam on the 3rd as well. I’m in London that week (2-8) and was thinking of a day trip to Amsterdam for some poffertjes.

  12. I’ll probably be in Amsterdam on the 3rd as well. I’m in London that week (2-8) and was thinking of a day trip to Amsterdam for some poffertjes.

  13. I’m up for Hyde Park and a pub crawl – and I actually know a brilliant pub to start with. And of course I’d like to bend your ear about widget management and how I Stole Scoble’s Brain. But Hyde Park is a huge place, how about meeting at the Serpentine Gallery at 1pm (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=W2+3XA&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=51.506071,-0.175009&spn=0.011032,0.041928&om=1&iwloc=addr)
    Email me on iapope@snipperoo.com or 07768 625546 cheers

  14. I’m up for Hyde Park and a pub crawl – and I actually know a brilliant pub to start with. And of course I’d like to bend your ear about widget management and how I Stole Scoble’s Brain. But Hyde Park is a huge place, how about meeting at the Serpentine Gallery at 1pm (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=W2+3XA&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=51.506071,-0.175009&spn=0.011032,0.041928&om=1&iwloc=addr)
    Email me on iapope@snipperoo.com or 07768 625546 cheers

  15. You could do worse than to pop up to Nortel near London and have a look at some of their Digital Voice solutions they’re selling now and the future stuff they’re building with Microsoft. I’m an ex-Nortel techie and the guys still in there are REALLY keen on their stuff.

  16. You could do worse than to pop up to Nortel near London and have a look at some of their Digital Voice solutions they’re selling now and the future stuff they’re building with Microsoft. I’m an ex-Nortel techie and the guys still in there are REALLY keen on their stuff.

  17. This is indeed interesting…

    8 AM IST in Bangalore
    I do my morning blog rounds, and discover here that Hugh has his “Manifesto Madness” on…

    8.15 AM IST in Bangalore
    I visit “Gaping Void” and read Seth’s blog. I admire Seth Godin more than anyone else, but for once, I have a disagreement.

    8.30 AM IST in Bangalore
    I try to post a comment in “Gaping Void” and am told that my comment is awaiting moderation.

    8.45 AM IST in Bangalore
    I post my comments in My own blog -”ideaburger” and go for work.

    9.45 PM IST in Bangalore
    I come back in and check “Gaping Void”. Still awaiting moderation. On a hunch, I check on the Technorati link and find that I am No.3 there!

    Find Seth’s Manifesto in Gaping Void here.
    http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/003464.html

    Find my comments post here.
    http://ideaburger.blogspot.com/2006/11/just-do-it.html

    Jay, from Bangalore

  18. This is indeed interesting…

    8 AM IST in Bangalore
    I do my morning blog rounds, and discover here that Hugh has his “Manifesto Madness” on…

    8.15 AM IST in Bangalore
    I visit “Gaping Void” and read Seth’s blog. I admire Seth Godin more than anyone else, but for once, I have a disagreement.

    8.30 AM IST in Bangalore
    I try to post a comment in “Gaping Void” and am told that my comment is awaiting moderation.

    8.45 AM IST in Bangalore
    I post my comments in My own blog -”ideaburger” and go for work.

    9.45 PM IST in Bangalore
    I come back in and check “Gaping Void”. Still awaiting moderation. On a hunch, I check on the Technorati link and find that I am No.3 there!

    Find Seth’s Manifesto in Gaping Void here.
    http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/003464.html

    Find my comments post here.
    http://ideaburger.blogspot.com/2006/11/just-do-it.html

    Jay, from Bangalore

  19. Aha, Friday is also the Internet People Xmas party which I’m going to. We could do a tour of the Firefox Party, the Podcasters party and the Internet People party and by the end of the evening you would a) have met everyone who is anyone and b)be completely wiped out. Would be a classic day/night out though and I will be the taximeister.

  20. Aha, Friday is also the Internet People Xmas party which I’m going to. We could do a tour of the Firefox Party, the Podcasters party and the Internet People party and by the end of the evening you would a) have met everyone who is anyone and b)be completely wiped out. Would be a classic day/night out though and I will be the taximeister.

  21. Hey Robert, my office is just off Hyde Park.. if I can make it I’ll be there.

    come talk to us (www.ioko.com) about the TV Video on Demand work we are doing with European broadcasters (Sky, Channel4, ITV.. etc.)

  22. Hey Robert, my office is just off Hyde Park.. if I can make it I’ll be there.

    come talk to us (www.ioko.com) about the TV Video on Demand work we are doing with European broadcasters (Sky, Channel4, ITV.. etc.)

  23. Providing I can get the afternoon free, and I’m working out of our London office next Friday. I’ll be there (current outlook rates this as a medium-high probability).

    Looking forward to details.

  24. Providing I can get the afternoon free, and I’m working out of our London office next Friday. I’ll be there (current outlook rates this as a medium-high probability).

    Looking forward to details.

  25. Next Friday as in the 1st Dec ? Great to meet up in the big smoke.

    Actually why dont you (while you are over) come to Cambridge – such a beautiful city and I’m sure you can get some techy-chatty going as well.

    Gees I’d even treat you to dinner, otherwise London sounds good.

    Nige

  26. Next Friday as in the 1st Dec ? Great to meet up in the big smoke.

    Actually why dont you (while you are over) come to Cambridge – such a beautiful city and I’m sure you can get some techy-chatty going as well.

    Gees I’d even treat you to dinner, otherwise London sounds good.

    Nige

  27. Robert

    If possible, be sure to capture the event at Hyde park, it would be a milestone to go to Speakers Corner the first “blogosphere”

    I was there earlier this year, you’d appreciate it, I imagine.

  28. Robert

    If possible, be sure to capture the event at Hyde park, it would be a milestone to go to Speakers Corner the first “blogosphere”

    I was there earlier this year, you’d appreciate it, I imagine.

  29. [...] And so it went on… In reality, Scoble was a speaker we had on our list early early on, but he had a prior commitment. He’s one of the nicest famous people I know. To be that popular and non-arrogant requires serious patience and skill. And I believe he’s in the UK this week. Dan’l Lewin’s another speaker we’d tried to recruit. Unfortuantely, he too had a prior commitment. [...]

  30. [...] And so it went on… In reality, Scoble was a speaker we had on our list early early on, but he had a prior commitment. He’s one of the nicest famous people I know. To be that popular and non-arrogant requires serious patience and skill. And I believe he’s in the UK this week. Dan’l Lewin’s another speaker we’d tried to recruit. Unfortuantely, he too had a prior commitment. [...]