simpsons-Carwash.jpgI get a car wash typically once a year, unless something bad happens, right before Passover. For $10 they clean the outside and more importantly the inside. I am a very clean person, so it isn't bad, but there are crumbs and stuff not allowed for Passover in my car, thus the $10 goes to good use.

Anyway, for some reason, if there are other cars in the cycle and I am standing next to others waiting for their cars - I feel awkward.

Why? I am always thinking... What is to stop someone from jumping in my car after the wash and saying the car is theirs? I know I have proof of ownership in the car, i.e. registration. But it is always on my mind. A guy may want to swap cars, or play a prank, or whatever and cause trouble.

So as they hand dry the car, you inch towards your car, as to be the person who is nearest to it when the car is done.

It has been a while since I blogged here, so I needed to post something absolutely absurd here. Does this work? And of course, the comments here are still broken, being this blog runs on a 1993 version of blog software. ;-)

I broke a personal record of mine. I sent and received 19,957 emails in the past month, well, actually 27 days. Between the dates of December 30, 2013 and January 26, 2014, I sent 5,870 emails (that is up 66%) and received 14,087 emails (that is up 22%).

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This is well above my average of under 15,000 emails in a month.

Why the increase? I suspect because of all the extra work involved around SMX Israel.

This does not include emails I've sent through the RustyBrick web servers directly, but only through Google's email servers.

It was a tiring 27 days, very tiring.

Here are my past email numbers.

So yesterday, I flew out of JFK (New York) to LAX (California) and flew back from LAX to JFK the same day, all within 24 hours.

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Yesterday, I had a 11:30am flight out of JFK, landing in LAX at 2:30pm. Then I had a 10:30pm flight out of LAX last night, landing in JFK this morning at 7:15am (delayed). So my parking fee was for less than one day at JFK.

Oh, yes, I did drive to work an hour and 45 minutes in rush hour this morning. Here is that traffic:

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Would I do it again? Well, I did it again. I did it a year or so ago. And yes, I'd do it again.

I am working all day, I'll sleep tonight at some point.

I think this may be the fourth deck of cards I have received over the years with my face on them. The first, I believe, was SEOMoz and I forget the others but here is a new one. From PushON, Online Marketing Superheros.

You can see it shows fans, minions, power, cries for help and special power on the card. They even made a web site for us to link to and play online.

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I like.

Today I added a new box to my device box collection that I recently started building.

Here are the boxes, can you guess which one is new?

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Can't figure out what it is? Here is a hint:

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Disclaimer: I did not buy it, it was gifted to me by Microsoft.

December 10, 2013

Snowing today, well, not exactly as depicted here:




Figured I post two animated GIFs from yours truly from under the water looking at seals and in the sky above the clouds:

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November 28, 2013

Apparently there is a tree down across my drive. At least it did not hit my house.

I just cut down 3-4 trees, but I guess this one felt left out.

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So before I leave to work every day, I check to see the traffic. I always check my iPhone notification center and Google Now via Google Glass to see how long they both think my commute will be.

They rarely agree but often are close.

Here is a picture of what I see through glass when looking at my iPhone and also seeing the Google Now commuter card at the top right of my eye.

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Amazing the time we live in.

Last night I mounted an extra TV we had in the office on my office wall. I hooked up an Apple TV and now with Apple Mavericks, I can extend my display wirelessly to that TV on the wall.

Here is a picture of my Apple Display, MacBook Display and now wireless LG TV display with my web sites on them.

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The main purpose is to have meetings in my office, in addition to our conference room. So this gives us another meeting room with a TV. I can project my computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices to it wirelessly.