Hong Kong is a wonderful place to visit. It has yummy foods, interesting people, and some unique technologies that are different from the USA. I was there for the past 3 weeks. I was born there, and this trip was for both business and visiting relatives. I thought I’d write up some of the highlights [...]
I have been going to consumer electronics trade shows for over a decade (anyone remember Comdex?), but I had never attended the Toy Fair in New York city until this past week. I thought it was about time that I checked it out and now I want to share with you a few of the [...]
Every year right after the holidays, it’s time for two trade shows that most gadgeteers look forward to either attending or reading about. These are The Consumer Electronics Show and Macworld. I’ve attended CES many times in the past, but this year I wanted to do something different… So, I decided to attend my very first Macworld in San Francisco, California. It’s about time, considering that I made the hop to OS X over two years ago.
My 750v is really getting on my nerves. If you remember (and read yesterday’s report…), I’ve been having a few issues with it this trip. Well this morning the alarm I had set to wake me at 7am didn’t go off. [ I thought Microsoft fixed the problem with alarms not firing. If I can’t count on a smartphone to help me keep the appointments that I set, then I really don’t want to be using that particular smartphone. So, I think I’ll be looking elsewhere soon. iPhone maybe? ;o) I need something sooner than 6 months out though.
Before we get into the report for the day, I wanted to answer a question about the gear I brought with me on the trip. I am a light packer. Probably too light. I almost always find myself wishing I had remembered to bring along X or Y.
No sooner has the wrapping paper from Santa’s presents to all good little gadgeteer boys and girls been shredded, that a new slew of goodies is unveiled for them to drool over. That’s right, it’s time for the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. I made the trip out to the mecca of all things gadgety and will be bringing you all the yummy details as the show unfolds.
Updated with Day 2
This year, Microsoft changed things up and decided to hold two Mobius events back to back. The first one was held in Thailand, and the second one here in the US. Typically, the events here in the US have always been held in Seattle, WA., near Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters. But this year they opted for Boston, MA. Lucky for me, I was invited to the Boston event. This meant a short 2hr flight, instead of 4-5 hours to Seattle.
Julie’s comments are in Black, Judie’s are in Blue and italicized. Mobius 2005 was held at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle, Washington this year, and other than a jaunt to race go-karts at Champs on the second evening, we were predominantly on the 3rd floor of the hotel most of the time. The first night [...]
Julie’s comments are in Black, Judie’s are in Blue and italicized. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Friday Julie and I overslept! I could swear that the alarm clock was set correctly, but it’s possible that neither of us even heard it when it went off. In any case, by around 9:30 we [...]
Julie’s comments are in Black, Judie’s are in Blue and italicized. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 here. Thursday We started the day with a rib sticking Luxor buffet breakfast. We had to gear up for a full day of walking didn’t we? Actually their buffet was pretty darn good. Once we finished, we [...]
Julie’s comments are in Black, Judie’s are in Blue and italicized. When most people are still trying to recover from holiday season festivities, the first week of January is the time to take a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to check out the Mecca for all gadgeteer’s: the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This show which [...]
Judie’s comments are in Black, Julie’s are in Blue and italicized. After such a lame tradeshow experience at TECHXNY / PC Expo, Julie and I were really looking forward to returning to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The last time we attended, in 2002, we were both quite impressed with not only [...]
Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Wednesday Blue skies, bright sun and mild temperatures greeted us as we began a full day of New York city sight seeing. We started out among throngs of people, walking along Times Square. As a person from a small town (Population 35,000-ish), the [...]
Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Tuesday Since the TECHXNY exhibits weren’t going to open till 10am, we weren’t going to break our necks getting up at an insane hour on our 2nd day in New York (not to mention the fact that we were up past 2am the [...]
Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Last year, Julie and I thought about going to TECHXNY / PC Expo, but we waited until the last minute then said, "Nah.". While the week long convention was happening and for some time after it was over, Julie and I were moaning [...]
Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized A word of warning…this article is long and has lots of pictures. It is not very gadget related – but it does describe a good time. We hope you enjoy our trip. ☺ Friday / Saturday Julie: We left Columbus, Indiana and drove [...]
A Spring Break vacation to Scotland! Wow! I knew I’d eventually visit Europe, but I didn’t know it would happen this soon. With less than 48hrs before my plane takes off from Indianapolis International Airport to meet up with Judie and her family in Dallas (yeah, yeah, I know I’m going in the opposite direction [...]
By now, most of you have heard that Julie’s and my families are going to Scotland for Spring Break. While Julie and I intend to do a full write-up on our experiences after we get back, I thought it would be fun to let you all in on what I plan on bringing, before I [...]
Julie’s comments are in BLACK, Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized. Sunday The last time Judie and I attended COMDEX was the Spring 2001 show in Chicago. Having never been to a Fall COMDEX, which is supposed to be a huge show compared to the Spring event, I was very excited! I was too! What [...]