Many thanks to the Dubnos, who have turned a small get-together with their friends into a smashing event. I flew in on the redeye, so I was pretty tired, but it was great to see old friends as well as all of the great exhibitors and demonstrators. Really well done.
On the way back, I got the shot below from the deck of the boat heading up the Hudson. What a beautiful night.
And I saw Rick Smolan, who is a WONDERFUL photographer (and a great guy) and he's going to come meet the small crowd already gathering for tomorrow morning's photowalk across the Brooklyn bridge. Can't wait!
See you all there over at 10am EST - Don't forget, we're meeting at the walkway entrance is next to the Federal Court Building in Brooklyn. There are stairs on Cadman Plaza East and Prospect Street or a ramp entrance on Johnson and Adams Streets. You can get there by subway: take the A train to High Street. Give me a call at 415 846-0232 if you're lost or are wandering around.
Come join me and a bunch of folks who are getting together this Saturday for a photowalk across the Brookyn Bridge from Brooklyn into Manhattan, and the continued with lunch, and a stroll around the lower east side. Saturday looks to be a beautiful day (current forecast says Sunny, Highs of 75 degrees) so I'm sure we'll have a great time and get lots of great photos.
Details (including RSVP): http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/269765
Where: We're meeting at the walkway entrance is next to the Federal Court Building in Brooklyn. There are stairs on Cadman Plaza East and Prospect Street or a ramp entrance on Johnson and Adams Streets. You can get there by subway: take the A train to High Street. Give me a call at 415 846-0232 if you're lost or are wandering around.
When: 10AM on Satuday September 29th. We'll grab some lunch afterwards when we get to the Manhattan side, so all in all the walk will probably end around 2PM.
What to bring: Bring yourself, and whatever you like to record the moment - camera, video camera, or your friendly instamatic! All experience levels are a-ok, from beginner to expert pro.
I'll be flying in to NYC this coming weekend for Danny Dubno's wonderful Gadgetoff conference. If you're coming, drop me a line, I'd love to hook up. I've also got an extra day in NYC on Saturday - is anyone up for a morning photowalk in Manhattan on Saturday? Drop me a line at david AT sifry DOT com, or leave a comment here, and if some folks are up for it, we'll get together and have a fun Satuday morning!
I've been playing around with building FaceBook apps for a few kicks, and I've got a question for all you FB app developers out there. I've read the wiki, done the step-by-step, gone through the anatomy of an app, installed the Footprints app and played around with it, but now I'm looking for a little bit more - are there any good online tutorials that take someone beyond the simple act of writing your first app? Any recommendations on sites or groups to join?
Leave a comment, or drop me an email at david AT sifry DOT com.
Thanks in advance!
Technorati just launched a big update to our homepage and new functionality, Technorati Topics. This is the start of a rollout number of enhancements and new features that have been ongoing since the spring to make Technorati more useful and understandable to the everyday person, while also exposing the best of the best of the blogosphere. There's a lot more great stuff to come, it's exciting to see the first fruit of the hard work that has been going on. Kudos team!
OK, so I'm a bit of a doofus - I'm all set to go to the World Economic Forum event in Dalian China September 6-8, and I got my flight into and out of Beijing all set. I've got my hotel in Dailan set up as well. My only problem is that I don't have any arrangements set up to get from Beijing to Dalian and back. And this is my first time to mainland China. So I'm asking you, my dear blog readers, to help me out - what do you recommend? Are there lots of flights from Beijing Airport to Dalian Airport (PEK-DLC if I got the airport codes right)? Should I just wait until I get there and buy a commuter flight ticket? Are there good websites I can use while still here in the USA to buy a ticket before I leave? Are there trains or other easy land transport? Any airlines or transit routes to avoid? How realistic is this, given that I don't speak or read any Chinese?
Oh yeah, I'm leaving tomorrow morning, so I'm on a bit of a deadline. Like I said at the beginning of this post, I'm a bit of a doofus. ;-)
Thanks in advance! BTW if you want to meet up in Beijing or in Dailan, I'll be carrying a GSM Phone, +14154122342, drop me an SMS. I arrive in Beijing at around 2:30PM on September 5th, and I'm leaving the country at 4PM on September 8th.
(Updated to fix the typo - it's "Dalian, not Dailan!")
I just saw the nice piece in Forbes on my friend (and investor in Technorati) Martin Varsavsky. Martin is one of those very special people that I am extremely fortunate to call a friend. By the evening of the very first day that I met him, I felt completely at ease, and felt like I had met a brother, a comrade-in-arms. We've had many visits and conversations since, and I've gotten to know his wonderful family as well. It's a rare thing for me to so quickly bond with anyone since I've become an adult, and Martin is one of those few. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn from him. It's great to see him getting recognized, he deserves it!