No, they won’t be musings regularly here, such as what Lex does each week. I’m not that regular unfortunately.
I’m flying back to Boston after two weeks in Minneapolis where I started in my new position. Loads of fun, this new job. Incredibly smart people working in a set of beautiful buildings doing some really neat stuff. There is Starbucks in the lobby. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world. And that’s all I’ll have to say about work.
For the last two months, I’ve been using a Tablet PC from Motion Computing. It’s in the slate format and fits into a nice planner that I carry around with me. Other than the “ohhhhs” and “ahhhs” that it produces when I yank it out at meetings and the like, it’s an incredible productivity machine and I continue to find new uses for it. It makes me highly dangerous. I just gotta get my routines altered so that I can make it do what I need it to do in my new role – it’s still setup for my last assignment.
My favorite ad from the Super Bowl (you did notice that the Patriots won.. right?) was the Budweiser ad with the airport crowd applauding the soldiers walking through the airport. I know, it was staged, but the feeling was heartfelt.. and that’s what counts.
I’ve been in Minneapolis without a car, and that’s not a big deal.. except when the power supply for your Apple Powerbook blows up on you.. and the closest Apple store is at the Mall of America… so off I went, via the new Light Rail. A very nice ride, 35 minutes, and quite a crowd at the Apple Store.. all getting.. iPod shuffles. Lucky dogs.
About to finish reading the book about Howard Lutnick and Cantor Fitzgerald’s post 9/11 experiences, next on deck is 102 Minutes, a story about survival during the attack on the World Trade Center.. in the midst of this, am now onto Heretics of Dune for pleasure reading. And who knows, maybe a few more books at home are calling my name too….
I’d write more, but I have 8 episodes of TV saved here on the Powerbook to watch. Have a great Friday and perhaps I’ll write more later.