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A martini with James Bond

October 26, 2012 Leave a comment

james-bond-skyfall-14237-1920x1200 (2)Tonight at the Everyman theater in London, I was able to enjoy a martini while watching the new James Bond movie. I’ve decided it’s the best way to watch a Bond movie and highly recommend it.

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Busby’s not sure about police tricycles

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

I now have a approved and official United States patent

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

In 2005, I received a patent cube, which is what Microsoft gives an employee for having a patent submitted. Now, I am proud to say that patent number 8243897, “Automatic Detection and Notification of Proximity of Persons of Interest” is now an official United States patent and I am listed as the inventor. Upon a patent being accepted, Microsoft gives the employee a plaque honoring the occasion, which is what I have pictured here. 

Brian's Patent Plaque

Busby and Luna Play at Denny Park

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Luna is a our friends’ Portuguese Water Dog and Busby is our poodle. They were almost the same size a few months ago, but now at around 7 months, Busby is quite a bit taller. I think Luna is the dominant one when they play though; or at least she gets the toys most of the time.

The photos here are at the off-leash dog area at Denny Park in Seattle.

Two weeks of travel

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Over the last two weeks, I have been in New York City, San Francisco, Berkeley and Santa Monica. I attended parties at Advertising Week in NYC, learned a bit about what Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others are doing in the online advertising space. Lorie and I also got a chance to meet up with friends just about every evening and meet a few new folks too. In the bay area, we again met up with friends and family, as I trained some fellow Microsoftees on some ad sales topics, which is what I did in Santa Monica too.
Photos include me on a big screen in NY (under the woman’s leg), pillows at a LinkedIn party, wood working art projects at Facebook (I was visiting a friend), the Santa Monica pier at night, and the Los Angeles airport.

None of all that seems too exciting, but it was mostly all work from morning to night. I’m ready for a break and some Busby-walking exercise. :-)

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