Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

Anticipation

Ever feel like something exciting is just around the corner,  yet sad about the changes as well? I lived in the UK for 3 years while working for IBM, and made some great friends there. At the end of my time I was SO excited to be coming back to SF, yet so reluctant to leave my friends. Not too different from my current feelings, and that of many of my colleagues.

Tuesday Mar 21, 2006

Choosing winter

With spring having arrived, after a weekend skiing at Squaw Valley, I am reminded of why I have lived in California for many years, and would not move back to NY for all the ...(fill in the blanks).

Here we get to choose winter, and when spring gets here, it gets increasingly unlikely that our weekend plans will get rained out. Maybe that seems pretty trivial or superficial to some, but I'm sure there are others (5" of snow in Indianapolis today?) who appreciate this point.

Wednesday Jun 23, 2004

Motorcycles and lane sharing

Having just finished jury duty in a trial involving motorcycle which shared (or split) lanes, I realized that there were many people who did not realize that it is legal in California to do this.

Originally I thought this was restricted to 40 mph or below, and no more that 10 pmh than traffic. It was pointed out to me in a comment from a reader, this is referenced at CHP site, where it says that it is permissible but must be prudent. Presumably "prudent" is subject to interpretation by any officer of the peace. What I don't know is whether other drivers understand this, and are OK with it since it does remove one vehicle, at least temporarily, from the regular flow of traffic.

The next time I do this, I hope I am dealing with an informed and tolerant public

Tuesday Jun 08, 2004

1st entry

Just background info, read if you are interested:

I am a Sun Sigma Black Belt (BB) in Sun Client Services. Started working with Sun around December '98 as part of Netscape/Sun Alliance, which later became iPlanet. Joined Sun in December '01 when AOL pulled out of iPlanet.

Prior to that was with Netscape Professional Services from June '97, independent project management consultant from June '95, IBM Professional Services from June '76, and further back with IBM than I care to think about.

Family - wife and daughter in 6th grade (actually, only my daugher is - my wife is in 4th grade this year - teaching).

Interests other than family - volleyball, skiing, tennis, riding my motorcycle (2002 BMW R1150R), extolling the virtues of TIVO.

Travel - spent 3 years in the UK for IBM, and our honeymoon was 5 weeks in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia.
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