Archive for the 'travel' Category

SXSW Debrief 2011

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

As I have in years past, last week I attended SXSW down in Austin, Texas, catching the last portion of the film festival, as well as all of Interactive and Music. I wrote some of this up for us over at The Mac Observer and iObserver, and also included mentions in our Mac Geek Gab […]

First trip with the iPhone

Monday, August 18th, 2008

My recent trip to New Media Expo was my first travel experience since I moved from the Treo 650 to the new iPhone 3G. Overall, I think it the move was positive. Web browsing was, as expected, far and beyond a better experience than I’ve had previously. No surprise here. Those of you who followed […]

Announcing Podcasting Ad Standards at ad:tech

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Monday night I fly out to San Francisco for some meetings and also to attend ad:tech. This ad:tech is a bit different in that we (the Association for Downloadable Media) are presenting our proposed ad standards as well as guidelines for audience measurement. And, as it turns out, the former will be introduced by yours […]

Calling For Responsible Trade Show Twittering

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Last week at South by Southwest, we saw Twitter and Meebo used to really shape the show in real-time. As I wrote, I think this is a good thing, since it combines the elements of the “unconference” (which I find too disorganized) with a traditional trade conference months in the making. Last week at SXSW […]

SXSW Debrief

Monday, March 17th, 2008

As most readers know, last week I attended the South by Southwest conference for the first time. I caught the last bits of the film festival, and then was there for both Interactive and Music. I reported on this over at The Mac Observer and throughout the week, as follows: Twitterized Attendees Shape The […]

Austin Next Week

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

As I’ve mentioned recently, I’m heading to Austin, Texas again next week. I’ll be there Sunday through Sunday, and my trip is double or maybe even triple duty. I’ll of course be visiting our BackBeat Media Austin offices, meeting with Jeff Questad and Toni Nelson Herrera, and Greg Snyder is coming down from our New […]

Trade Show Fever

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

No, I’m not talking about those people who love to go to trade shows and can’t wait for the next one to start. I’m talking about how I just came back from Macworld Expo and nearly everyone I know who was at the show is now quite ill. One associate is even in the hospital […]

Macworld Expo Appearances Next Week

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Next week is Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, and I’ve got a few things happening, including being a part of the Conference Faculty teaching a session. They are: Weds, Jan 16th, 1:15pm-2:30pm — Running your Mac Lean, Clean and Mean – In this session, we’ll go through a series of tips, tricks, and […]

Site Updates, More Travel, New Office

Friday, October 12th, 2007

As some of you may have seen, this week we rolled updates to two of our sites.The Mac Observer sees a layout refresh, changing the location of the columns, moving the content up and to the left, and allowing room for some more modern ad types…. Sunday I get to hang out and relax with Paul, his family, and some friends, then Monday a meeting in Cupertino before getting on the redeye home.

Kayak and Matrix Travel Tools

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

I’ve never been a fan of multi-legged trips, as I’ve never been happy with travel tools available to book them.This time, I used both Kayak and ITA’s Matrix to find my options, and I have to say that the results are miles above what’s available elsewhere…. Finally someone’s getting the idea.Though I found Kayak’s layout/interface and the flights it found to be better, these two tools will stay in my arsenal going forward (with a nod to SeatGuru, since I couldn’t live without that knowledge!).