Photoblog: San Francisco Bay, June 2006

After our visits to Half Moon Bay and the mouth of the San Francisco Bay, Shea and I headed into the City itself for a couple of days. Unfortunately, the Bay Area was in the midst of a heat waves. Highs during the day were 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit. While our hotel had air conditioning, almost nowhere else in the City did. Because it was so hot, we gravitated towards the Fisherman's Wharf area. The cold waters of the Bay act like a natural cooling system. We took a 45 Bay cruise, and then took the ferry over to Alcatraz Island.

Photoblog: San Francisco, March 2008

Last March, I spent several days in Santa Clara, California for SMX West. My then fiance (now wife) joined me and we drove up the peninsula to spend the weekend in San Francisco. We burned some Hilton Honors points and stayed at the Hilton Financial District. Our room had a huge picture window with a fantastic view of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. I was a bit burned out from the three day show, so we spent a couple of hour relaxing in the room as the sun went down, watching the light change on Coit Tower.

The End of Macworld Expo?

Apple Computer announced yesterday that this January’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco will be the final one in which it is involved. And CEO Steve Jobs will not even deliver his traditional keynote at the event next month.

The east coast Macworld Expo (originally in Boston, then moved to New York City, and finally moved back to Boston) was cancelled after the 2005 event.

Paul Kent, VP and GM of Macworld Expo organizer IDG World Expo said the shows would …

A Nice San Francisco View

I was in San Francisco last week as my company, Apogee Search, was exhibiting at Online Market World. I actually came in before the rest of the crew so I could meet with some clients.

For some reason, perhaps because I had just gone up a level in the Hilton Honors program, they upgraded me to a suite on the 42nd floor. It was well after dark when I checked in, so I didn’t know just how nice the …

A Tour of LucasFilm

When I was in the Bay Area a couple of weeks ago, high school classmate David Lenihan offered to give me a tour of LucasFilm, where he works as an R&D engineer. Like any good Star Wars geek, I immediately accepted!

LucasFilm has a number of campuses, and the one in San Francisco is located on the former grounds of the Presidio. You wouldn’t even know it was there, except for the statue outside of Yoda.

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