Multi-Topic Update: San Diego Fires, Jersey Boys, Technology
Friday, October 26, 2007
The last week or so has been extremely crazy and busy.
First up the San Diego Wild Fires (aka FireStorm 2007) have been all consuming, and I'm happy to report that my immediate & extended family, friends, and co-workers in the San Diego area have been spared major hardships. But our hearts go out to those who lost love ones or their homes. The fire fighters and public safety folks have been outstanding and they deserve a ton of credit & praise. Thanks!
The weirdest thing about the fires, was that during the whole time it was going on, Christy and I have been in Jersey Boys heaven. They have released a new Jersey Boys Book, Frankie Valli has an excellent new album out called "Romancing the 60's", the touring cast is in San Diego, and we traveled to New York City (NYC) / New Jersey (NJ) on Sat. 10/20 returning Tue. 10/23 for the Fan Tribute and to interview Tommy DeVito. And did we mention we've seen the musical three times in six days: Fri. 10/19 (Opening Night in San Diego), Sun. 10/21 (Broadway), and Wed. 10/24 (Cast Talk Back in San Diego). Yes ... we are crazy.
Lastly a quick update on some technology stuff. Things are still going on over at TechNewsRadio but a little slower than I'd like. My fellow FriendsInTech members have put together another new Halloween special called "It's The Great Server Chuck and Kreg."
Other quick tech mentions:
I recently upgraded from a Cingular 8125 to an AT&T Tilt and I'm really loving the new phone with high speed 3G/UMTS/HSDPA connectivity plus Windows Mobile 6 and integrated GPS. The camera is also a big improvement, as is the keyboard/button interfaces.
A couple of weeks ago I did upgrade my 8-GB 2nd Gen Apple iPod Nano to an 8-GB 3rd Gen Apple iPod Nano. I have some unboxing pictures posted to Google. I like the video option a great deal. I used it to watch dozens of video podcasts recently on the trip back to NYC/NJ. I have also been using it a lot at home sitting in bed or by my computer using a DIY Lego stand.
I have also picked up a copy of Apple's new OS X via Amazon. I hope it gets here soon so I can rebuild my old G4 iBook for Christy and finally get her off of Windows XP and spare her the horror of Vista.