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LA for the day

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

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I flew out to LA on Thursday for an interview, but I’ll keep the details confidential for now.

Anyway, SoCal has been great this week. I spent a little time in El Segundo on Thursday afternoon and I’ve been down in Orange County since Thursday night. I’ve never been in OC so it’s completely foreign to me. It reminds me of South Florida in some ways, but at the same time it’s very different.

One example would be that LA has a large Asian (especially Vietnamese) and Mexican population, which you just don’t see in South Florida (it’s predominantly Hispanic – Cuban, Colombian, Venezuelan and Argentinean).

Another example that’s immediately striking is the topography: lots of hills as opposed to South FL’s complete flatness.

I spent a little time on Newport last night. I was half expecting it to look like what I’ve seen on “The O.C., ” but like any place you see on TV you find that what’s been shown if often exaggerated or distorted in some way.

I’m heading up towards L.A. in a few minutes to see some friends around Redondo Beach, but I’m going to take my time driving up the coast. I’m especially interested in exploring Huntington Beach since it wouldn’t be to0 far from the office if I move out to Cali.

Time to head out to breakfast. I’m going to check out the Costa Mesa Omelette Parlor, which has a lot of good reviews on Yelp. I went to Rooster Cafe yesterday (another Yelp recommendation) and the Huevos Rancheros were really good.

Categories: TRAVEL

New Kanye West: “Coldest Winter”

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

This is great – Kanye’s still got it:

Categories: MUSIC

Top Links of The Week: Week Ending Feb. 21, 2010

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

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Best Online Planning Tools Redux – 25 lttrs n th alphbt. Awesome — best collection of Planning links I’ve found anywhere.

Trans Siberian Railway – A virtual journey on Google Maps. It’s the closest thing I’ve ever seen that brings the travel experience to your computer.

Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality apps at TED. This is an incredible presentation that shows one example of how far technology has come in the past few years.

Living Stories – Google’s newest experiment in presenting online news. I especially like the timeline feature.

Great article from Esquire: Roger Ebert Cancer Battle

Top 10 Free Ways to Discover New Music Online

“The sociology of drinking” – Malcolm Gladwell’s newest piece for The New Yorker.

The greatest movie scene ever? – Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus!

Categories: LINKS

Chiddy Bang ‘Opposite of Adults’

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve been digging this song from hip-hop group Chiddy Bang since I discovered it this past week. If you’re into Kanye West and Kid Cudi, you’ll probably like these guys too.

Enjoy.

LINKS:

If you want to find out a little more about Chiddy Bang, here’s the Behind The Scenes video (sorry, WordPress is giving me a hard time with embedding Vimeo).

Chiddy Bang is the Coolest Thing Since the Cool Kids – Pretty Much Amazing (review + 5 tracks)

Categories: MUSIC

Top Links: Week Ending Feb. 14, 2010

February 15, 2010 Leave a comment


Firestarters (5 reasons why employing people who blog is more important than ever) – Neil Perkin

Is It Possible to Opt-Out of Social Networking? – Not The User’s Fault

Want to Spread News on Twitter? It’s Who You Know, Not How Many – Fast Company

Five Must-Read Posts from Last Week – Servant of Chaos

Bacon Cheese Turtleburgers – This Is Why You’re Fat

How to Get Your First Job/Placement in Planning by Life Moves Pretty Fast

Who Says the Future Needs an Advertising Agency? by Bud Caddell

IfWeRanTheWorld– Interesting social experiment

Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

Categories: LINKS

Top Links of The Week Ending Feb. 7, 2010

February 8, 2010 Leave a comment
Categories: LINKS
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