Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Elections 2008

As a foreigner I can't vote unfortunately, but I am optimistic that the US will make the right choice today.

[update: YES!]

Below an account of the trip to the voting booth by my colleague and friend Dan:

USElection2008 in Palo Alto & more at EveryTrail

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Visiting Japan

I had the good fortune to visit Tokyo and Kyoto with my family last week, on a combined business trip and vacation.

On many levels Japan is an impressive country with great contrasts. Luckily we had time for some sightseeing. Below are some of the highlights:

Walk through Tokyo City Center

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Ginkaku-Ji temple, Kyoto

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Half Dome Hike

Finally after almost 4 years in California I had a chance to do the classic Half Dome trail in Yosemite.
Half Dome Hike Yosemite Park at EveryTrailMap created by EveryTrail:Share GPS tracks

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Global Village

Interesting stat this morning from the New York Times about Silicon Valley:

"Forty-eight percent of the households of the region speak a language other than English in the home."

I am not surprised. This is one of the reasons this is such a special place. I wonder what what the distribution over the various languages looks like.

See here.