Archive for July, 2011

Various photos

July 31st, 2011 by alephnaught

Various photos

We’ve taken a few shots that I thought I’d share from around LA. Translate

The Information Empire: The Rise of the Los Angeles Times and the Times Mirror Corporation (review)

July 26th, 2011 by alephnaught

The Information Empire: The Rise of the Los Angeles Times and the Times Mirror Corporation (review)

Title: The Information Empire: The Rise of the Los Angeles Times and the Times Mirror Corporation Author: Jack R. Hart Paperback: 420 pages Publisher: University Press of America (November 1982) Language: English ISBN-10: 0819115819 ISBN-13: 978-0819115812 We finally checked out Iliad Bookshop, a very cool used bookstore in North Hollywood, and I found this book […]

My notes from the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) for District 1

July 9th, 2011 by alephnaught

My notes from the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) for District 1

I attended the TLI on July 8, 2011 at California State University, Dominguez Hills. As usual, I stayed for the whole day, first attending president’s training (I’m president this year for WLE Toastmasters club) and the advanced leadership training afternoon session. As usual, I took notes in my iPhone – here’s what I came away […]

Fifty-two years: Technology, social media, and me (and you)

July 4th, 2011 by alephnaught

Fifty-two years: Technology, social media, and me (and you)

I turned 52 today; I’ve seen over a half century of some of the most amazing changes in our world. I remember when we started locking our outside doors … when I was 6. Milk and potato chips were delivered to our basement door every week. There was no voice mail or answering machines or […]

Mission Buenaventura

July 3rd, 2011 by alephnaught

Mission Buenaventura

We decided to rustle up the dogs and head to Ventura to check out the last mission close enough to us to easily drive to. Mission Buenaventura is near the coast in the City of Ventura about 45 minutes from us (with traffic though it took about one and a quarter hours to get there). […]

First visit to the DIRECTV call center in Boise, ID

July 1st, 2011 by alephnaught

First visit to the DIRECTV call center in Boise, ID

I finally got to visit one of our call centers, this on in Boise, Idaho. The scenery right around Boise wasn’t spectacular (although there was a wonderful sunset on evening, unfortunately we were in the car and couldn’t stop for a pic), and I suspect just a half hour north would be completely different. We […]