05 July 2010

2010 Update

Wishing everyone a happy 2010 -- at the mid-year point. As usual, it's been about a year since any updates here. I haven't made too many changes at the site … and many things are similar for 2010 about me, but I'm trying out a few new things. I'm still in Mountain View while the parents are in the East Bay. You'll see the occasional Facebook post from me if you need more frequent updates…

I'm still at TrialPay as the IT Manager -- busy as ever. We moved into a larger office in late 2009, so we're still expanding. I was quite busy during that time -- working some 16+ hour days getting everything in order (thank goodness things have now calmed down…) I'm still involved in the South Bay Spanish Conversation Meetup group … so that's something that keeps me away from the office.

More importantly, however, I've decided that I should do a bit more traveling this year. It's really just a lot of long weekends (and a few extended vacations here and there), nonetheless, I'm seeing places I haven't been to in years or never been. I've racked up quite a few Delta SkyMiles (and gotten Elite/Medallion status in the process -- e.g. no luggage fees, airport lounge access, occasional first class upgrades, etc.) As of this writing, I've flown nearly 30,000 miles this year -- not a lot by some standards, but still a personal annual record (and still more coming for the second half of this year.) Places so far include New York, London, Boston, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Alaska (Anchorage & Denali.) See details in the Photo Album Viewer. I'll try to keep this up to date when I finish my trips…

Some folks will always ask me about my technology upgrades … I did get a MacBook Pro 15" last year, but still have the iPhone 3G -- but planning on the iPhone 4 shortly. And I'm tempted by the iPad -- but on the fence as I already have two MacBook Pros (one is for work…)

Look for a new full update again in Summer 2011 -- have a great year until then!