My buddies Zach and Jake have been working hard over the last few months on a new version of their video sharing website, Vimeo. Check it out!
I like Vimeo more than Flickr because on Vimeo I can sit back and relax for a few minutes while my friends entertain me. Also, you can see people's body language - and that is a good way to tell if someone is honest.
Vimeo helps you meet honest people on the internet. Check it out! Here are some of my favorite video clips - here, here, here and here.
- Our cruise on the Carnival Miracle last week was great. Here are some pictures from the trip. What I liked best was how convenient things were. Good food, entertainment, dancing, reggae. I give the whole thing a 'B' rating - good enough.
- I went to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens on Saturday and to the Atlanta Zoo on Sunday. Both were definitely worth their admission prices ($12 and $17, respectively). For Easter Sunday, the orangutans got easter eggs (frozen Powerade with fruit chunks inside) and an Easter basket. The orangutans spent most of the day trying to smash their Easter basket.
- A bunch of us from the office are going to a trade show in Palm Springs, California. We will be there Wednesday through Sunday. I hope to squeeze in a day or two in Los Angeles on Sunday/Monday.
- We finally got a new printer - I picked the Ricoh CL7200D. It is awesome thus far.
Busy busy, things are going great! Have a productive morning and keep building for tomorrow.
This blog used to be called "Read What I'm Reading," I need to work on that.
Sex and the Single Zillionaire
, by Tom Perkins - Fiction written by one of the most famous Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Really entertaining, clean and total poolside candy.
, by Stephen Frey - Fiction about high-stakes private equity investing in NYC. Entertaining if complicated. Good, fast book candy for a vacation.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
, by Stephen R. Covey - Hated it, didn't read past the third chapter.
The Effective Executive
, by Peter Drucker - Loved it, but VERY thick and first 20 pages were hardest to get through. I had to really mark this book up and take a lot of notes. It picked up and was filled with great anecdotes and lessons. Still, academic reading - slow.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
, by Benjamin Franklin - Loved it, a classic, but talks about military and politics a lot more than I had though. Not much RE:electricity. Franklin was surprisingly religious, though not Christian. A very good read.
The Baron Son
, by Davis and Patterson and Patton - A business fable, very thick and difficult to read. Much of the text was in semi-old English. The lessons were good. I would really recommend it only if you are a serious reader.
Growing a Business
, by Paul Hawken - Wishy washy lightweight advice, I didn't finish this and had a hard time following on message. Based on the reviews it deserves a second look sometime.
Air Force One
, by Von Hardesty - Interesting, fun look at the aircraft that Presidents of the United States of America have used. Good pictures and anecdotes.
Devils on the Deep Blue Sea
, by Kristoffer A. Garin - Really good, a business look at how the cruise industry in America started. I really respect Carnival after reading about their history as a mom-and-pop start-up company out of Miami. (And my cruise last week on the Carnival Miracle was fun and relaxing - I think it was the longest that I have been off-line, seven straight days.