Friday Nov 02, 2007

Thumbs up to Jim's Deli

    I recently presented to a customer in Portsmouth, RI, and since this was an early afternoon presentation that was a bit of a drive away, my co-workers and I hustled down to make sure we avoided traffic delays. We then had a few minutes to grab a quick bite of lunch and get to the customer. As we continued down the road past the customer site, we kept our eyes open for something quick and reasonably healthy. I remembered having gone to a deli nearby, and we pulled in, having found nothing else by then.

    We ended up in Jim's Deli, which was the same place I had gone before, but new management. I don't often pay much attention to places like this, but this one is different. They had signs on the wall for each of their menu items, with easy to read fonts for us aging boomers, and a wide selection of items. They were very friendly and helpful, prices were good, and they even had a mission statement. For a small deli, they were tops in customer service, which impressed me enough to write this post. If you are ever in the Newport/Middletown/Portsmouth RI area looking for a quick bite, I highly recommend Jim's Deli (957 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842). I had the 'Big Cheese'. \^_\^

Tuesday Oct 23, 2007

Pictures from CEC 2007



    The Paris, as we are driven from the airport to the Paris/Bally complex.
    The Project Blackbox tour rig, on display in the main eating hall.



    Some of the 4000 engineers attending CEC 2007, eating lunch. I'm at this end using one of the rare electric outlets, so I could Skype video with my family at home.
    The UltraSPARC T2 product launch, with Andy Bechtelshiem, John Fowler, and ? on stage. Can't you tell?



    My room is behind that 'The Producers' sign somewhere. Explaines the funny screened view from my room.
    One of the video balls at the CEC Party. Live video of the band was displayed on this ball.



    A fire eater at the CEC party. Smart doing it by a pool.
    My view for most of Wednesday, as I spent the day going home.



    Bye bye, Egypt, no wait, it was Las Vegas, yeah that's it.
    A disappointing attempt to capture some of the amazing scenery I flew over on the way home to Boston.

All pictures courtesy of my Motorola RAZR V3xx. Explains a lot, don't it. :-)
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