Record High Temperature in San Francisco (and I’m in Philly)

Most San Franciscans know that there are about five drop everything and have fun outside days per year.  Without fail, I’m out of town for most of them.  I think I’m going to start sharing my travel plans with weather forecasters.

In related news, it was a cold and dreary in Philadelphia and the red-eye flight out, all day meeting and late flight back were productive.

Geek Dinner in San Francisco

Okay, so in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a geek (but a cool one).  I guess that means that I can attend “geek dinners.”  I dined with a bunch of cool people last night amidst spicy Chinese food and conversations of digital media, Windows, content and blogs.  It was good to see some old eHome / DMD people again.  Thanks to Omar for the invite.


… and yes Omar, I do post to my blog.  I even beat you on this one.

WGTB has a new web site

The college radio station that I revived has rolled out a new web site –

It’s great to see that they are still going strong after almost 10 years.  I still remember one administrator saying that she didn’t think it would last more than three years.

Check out their online stream.  Very eclectic Georgetown radio as usual.  The only thing they’re missing is the Karl Marx classical music morning show we had one day a week.

I love Sunday

Here’s why:

  • Sunday starts one minute after 11:59pm Saturday night.  Usually Saturday night is pretty good around that time and it tends to get a little better before it winds down.

  • Breakfast – Simply put, I love breakfast food and on Sunday mornings I almost always make a frittata (an Italian omelet), coffee, juice, cereal and bacon or sausage

  • I’m pretty much caught up from the past week.  I work a lot of hours during the week and have a fairly long commute between SF and Mountain View.  That means that a lot of stuff that people do when they get home from work gets put off to Saturday for me.

  • Jazz – My Jazz group usually jams on Sunday morning.

  • Football – Packer games at Zeke’s, the main Packer sports bar in San Francisco.

  • Sunday night TV - I record all of it on my DVR so I can watch it when I want to, but I usually watch some of it delayed on Sunday night.

  • The Sunday paper – The Chronicle is a little weak as a newspaper (I prefer the WSJ or NYT) but there’s just a ritual about reading my local paper on Sunday mornings.

  • Heading to the coast - I try to get some time in at the coast, whether it be hiking, reading the paper, reading magazines or just relaxing.  That doesn’t happen much during winter, but you did see the bullet about football above, right? 🙂

Where to find info on the Comcast DVR offerings from Guideworks (TVGuide) and MSTV

New Smartphone

I just purchased an Audiovox SMT5600 Microsoft Smartphone.  I’ll keep updating this entry with the steps I use to set it up.

  1. Install ActiveSync 3.8 (not the one on the CD)
  2. Go to the smartphone site to setup corporate email
  3. Setup passport for phone number and pin so it’s easier to login – go to member services
  4. Sync my phone with USB
  5. Install Pocket Streets 2005
  6. Order a bluetooth headset
  7. Order a bluetooth dock for the pharos GPS I have

  8. Order a Mini SD card


  1. Bluetooth sync doesn’t appear to work.  Not a big surprise given the weak MS bluetooth support.