Wanted to say that I’m back in NYC and that the San Francisco trip was a big success.
It felt like five trips in one, which it was. I attended two conferences, the Future of Web Apps ’06 and BEA World. We camped and hiked in Big Sur — yes, we packed a suitcase with sleeping bags and a tent. We hit up wine country for about an hour near sunset, found a sweet looking villa style place off the main road, did the three Pinot sampler, in-and-out. Oh and speaking of In-and-Out, we definitely did that. I had lunch with Chrissy from There is a Small Blog Here.
We haven’t launch our new product yet, but we are ramping up big-time. In fact we are looking for full time developers and designers now. I’ll post full job listings later, but if you are interested in getting involved do let me know.
<technical note>I have all kinds of FolderShare action happening between work and home, but since Emily’s Canon 5D shoots ~12 megabyte RAW images and she takes a lot of them, I don’t sync those folders directly. I have to wait until she goes through them and, does and edit and saves them as jpegs. I then manually sync the RAW photos later using DVDRs or my iPod’s HD as a shuttle. This works fine for most things, but it does mean that I don’t get to blog images as quickly or fully as I’d like when the trip is done. Need that FiOS — get on it Verizon.
Hey, I just figured out one really nice option for this besides brute force uploading. The new Picassa 2.5 has a remote desktop low-color mode and supports RAW images, so I can browse quickly using that and make my blog selections. </technical note>
This was taken on this beach. [Google Maps satellite image]