Archive for August, 2005

Let’s play catch

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Hal Macomer is inviting people to play catch. Hal was one of the first people I put on my blogroll - excellent stuff on project management and collaboration!

The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

If you’re unsure about how to use Powerpoint - here’s how it’s really done: The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation. Truly, Powerpoint at its very finest. I first saw this a few years ago but was reminded of it today.

Pillar Data

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

A brief description of Pillar Data Systems, Inc.:

Founded in 2001, Pillar Data Systems develops enterprise network storage systems. The company’s Pillar Axiom solution, driven by its innovative policy-based management capabilities, integrates SAN and NAS into a centrally managed storage platform. Pillar Axiom systems consolidate multiple tiers of enterprise network storage into a single, easily managed system capable of scaling to hundreds of terabytes of capacity. Pillar Data Systems is privately funded by Tako Ventures, LLC, the venture arm of Larry Ellison. The company is headquartered at 2840 Junction Avenue, San Jose, California 95134, with a development office in Longmont, Colorado. The company can be reached on the Web at, by phone at 408-503-4000 or by email at

Further reading:

Today I signed on as their new Portal Project Manager.

The Edukators

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

In case you were wondering, The Edukators really isn’t what you might call mainstream. It had its moments despite some lengths. I’d say it passed. Don’t take my word for it, though: I’m probably biased, watching this German movie in German (original title: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei) at the Aquarius in Palo Alto, CA. Some critics liked it, I guess.

GABA/GACC After-work event

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

The German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and the German American Business Association (GABA) held a very nice summer “After Hours” networking reception in San Francisco last night.

If you happen to be doing business in a transatlantic setting, GABA - where I am a member and volunteer - is definitely a good organization with which to get involved:

GABA is a member-driven non-profit organization that fosters transatlantic knowledge-sharing and networking among German-American and Californian business and tech communities through an online corporate database and 10-15 annual business events.

Our programs address critical business, technical and leadership issues, with specific industry programs focused on life science, semiconductors, venture capital, and legal corporate governance, among others.

GABA currently has chapters in Northern California, Southern California, and Germany (Hamburg, Berlin and Munich).


Friday, August 5th, 2005

Oh well, I knew I’d be missing out. The program for Wikimania 2005 looks very promising and the first few reports that are coming in seem to confirm that.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Quick follow-up to Camera phone + Social bookmarking = Citizen engagement. The aforementioned service seems to have launched in the meantime, at

Reporting a pothole is easy. Just take a picture with your cell phone or digital camera, and then send the photo to Make sure to include the address or intersection where the pothole is located, otherwise we won’t be able to mark it on our map.

Very nice.

Feed Blog

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Kevin Burton just launched Feed Blog, dedicated to RSS, Atom, aggregation, and feed technology.


Monday, August 1st, 2005

Nice digital art video (Quicktime, ca. 5 minutes, via Vowe). More movies on their site. Check out Beauty Kit!