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Two Weeks in California

<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7992161@N04/546086117">tom ferris</a> via Flickr </dd> </dl> Applefinally announced the WWDC2009 dates and they couldn’t have targeted a better week. It looks like I will become a representative for my agency on the Calconnect standards organization. They happen to be having a meeting at Oraclein Redwood Shores, CAthe week prior to WWDC. With the wife’s permission, this means two weeks in the wide and crazy world of San Francisco.

Macworld 2009 Thoughts, Impressions, Wrapup

Rather than spend an inordinate amount of time trying to pump out information about Macworld 2009, I thought it would be more appropriate to soak in the entire show and let my brain stew on it a little bit. I twittered the keynote quite a bit, so that was me trying to play journalist. For the rest of the week, I intended to take part in the show and ignore the fact that I was collected information to share.

Macworld speculation

<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image via <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Apple-logo.png">Wikipedia</a> </dd> </dl> Did anyone catch the memo? The one that said Appleis done with Macworldafter this year because they want to announce products on their own timeline? Yeah that one. I thought you saw that one. People seem to have forgotten it already. There’s rampant speculation all over the net about products that Phil Schillerwill be announcing during the keynotenext week.

A Visit to Mission Control

If you were subscribed to my Twitter feed, you would have known in near real time that today I had one seriously exciting treat. I managed to squeeze my way into a tour group being led by the incredible Jack Garmanhere at Johnson Space Center. Think I would turn down such a chance? Absolutely not. Not only is Jack Garman a wonderful friend and professional mentor to me… today I learned much, much more about him… and I’m in simple awe.

“Chrome” set to reignite old tensions

Continuing my recent tradition of expressing what are likely to be fairly unpopular opinions with my peers, tonight I’m going to rag on Google‘s “Chrome” project and tell you why this is a Bad Idea ™. I’ll try to keep this short (update: I failed). This is considered to be a discussion starter, not a final statement. I’ll probably elaborate on these discussion points on the next NO CARRIER, so be sure and give me some feedback here.