Heading out to Vegas tomorrow morning to go to CES and the Digital Hollywood conference. Going to be flying on Virgin America for the first time. Really looking forward to checking them out. Had booked a flight back in November with them but had to cancel last minute. They have all sorts of nifty features like leather seats, entertainment system and the ability to order your food and drink right from your seat (no more waiting for the drink cart to work its way down twice a flight).
And I am really looking forward to the show this year. Last year was my first time attending and I had a blast. So many gadgets and geeky things to check out. Also got the confirmation that my name is on the list for the Bloghaus so beer, beanbags and broadband lookout!
Is it just me or does it seem like this week took 10 days to complete? The combo of the short week before and then 4 days off really seems to make the week after the Thanksgiving Holiday really lag. Oh well. At least today is Friday.
I love American Thanksgiving. Why you ask? Because we get two days off and it feels like an actual holiday. Starting on Wednesday afternoon things begin to wind down (some would argue the whole week is a little slow) and for four days life becomes about hanging out with the family, eating well and generally enjoying your surroundings. In Canada we have Thanksgiving too (it actual pre-dates the US holiday) but since it is just one day off it feels more like a long weekend with the opportunity to stuff yourself. Plus since we reside in NYC this year we will be checking out the parade and the massive balloon characters live. Should be a blast!
I have the feeling it is going to be an awesome week.
On the family front the girls are feeling better which is a huge relief. Eva is still on her breathing meds but is breathing 100% normally now. Emma is of course, her energetic self.
Also work is buzzing with activity. In the last month I have had 4 or 5 key employees join the engineering team and it is starting to show. Between the new employees and the current ones we have a really kickass team. Combine that with the amazing stuff the product folks are churning out and I think Tremor should have a very interesting 2008 from a dev and product perspective.
Lastly, I am heading out to San Francisco for the NewTeeVee Conference. This should be an interesting event with a lot of Silicon Valley influence. I am interested to see how it contrasts to the Madison Avenue slanted conferences we get here in NY. Also interested to meetup with some of the speakers and attendees. If you are going let me know and we can hook up.