Posted: December 11, 2010 in General discussion
The Journey over to MENA: I have the privelage to visit several cities on this trip, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Dammam (all KSA), Doha (Qatar) and two Emmirates in UAE. Enough of the background….
- This time I started from Atlanta toFrankfurt, nice flight and I had power for the computer and internet access, very cool
- Try not to sleep, at all. I think that I slept about one hour headed to Frankfurt and the same to Jeddah. As a result, it is 11pm local and I can bearly keep my eyes open.
- When in Frankfurt people would start talking to me, assuming that I as German
- It was 20′ in Frankfurt and 80″ in Jeddah
- Our partner here in KSA had a car meet me at the airport. Now that alone is not that odd; however, the car was sitting on the tarmac, right next to the plane. The gentleman swept me up, went to a Customs check-in area (one other person in line) and then went to get my bags sent to the hotel. Now, that is by far the best assistance I have ever experienced on International travel (which is typically a real pain)
All for now, very tired…
Posted: November 19, 2010 in General discussion
What was your first computer and computer experience? I hesitate to share with you my first experience as those who know me will likely remind me of this factoid for years to come. However, in the spirit of celebrating Microsoft’s 25th anniversary of Windows, I will muster the courage to share with you some of my deep secrets….
My first exposure to computers was when I was still working in the field with our service company (family business). Fresh out of school I set out to master test and balance (air and water). Well, balancing buildings and distribution systems required processing tons of numbers and drawing as-built drawaing of air and water distribution and controls. In those days, way back when, if you wanted to do anytype of drawing you had to use an Apple. Yes, you heard it right, my first computer was an Apple MacIntosh. http://oldcomputers.net/macintosh.html . As a matter of fact, scroll down the page and check out the carrying bag, I still have that bag today!
So now that the cat is out of the bag on to the great news! Microsoft Windows has likely touched each of us, sometimes in a good way and sometimes in a bad way. Happy Anniversary Microsoft Windows, it is great to be 25! Click this link to see the first Windows computer: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=picture+of+the+first+windows+computer&FORM=IGRE&qpvt=picture+of+the+first+windows+computer#focal=a7eb677a3f9e6f7eaccdecef7ec508cb&furl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordhornantiques.com%2Fimages%2520computers%2Fxerox.jpg
What was your first experience? Use the comments and share with all of us….
Posted: November 12, 2010 in General discussion
Mobile devices are just great! The consumption of GPS based information by applications is really pervasive. Heck, driving down the road I pull up Bing maps, search for a sandwich shop, and shaazam there it appears in reference to my location. Certainly I would call that a “friend”.
The flip side explanation will have to start with the movie “Eagle Eye”. Now that supposed fictional movie was a strong shot of reality for me. Today I was forwarded a note from the FBI regarding instructions for setting Facebook properties to not allow GPS based tracking. This is a quick read and I know that tonight you can bet my daughters facebook account will see some modifications.
Please, for the safety of yourself and your loved ones take this document into consideration. mod_facebook_places