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B.B. King passed away last week at the age of 89. A great guitarist (#6 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 greatest guitarists), a great singer and show-man, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, King’s career spanned more than…
B.B. King passed away last week at the age of 89. A great guitarist (#6 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 greatest guitarists), a great singer and show-man, one of the most influential musici...
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I was pretty infamous back in Hong Kong for my rants about PCCW and the mobile companies. Now that I’ve been in Manila for 3 months, I would almost welcome PCCW again. Some day I will probably write an extended post about how the poor service and…
I was pretty infamous back in Hong Kong for my rants about PCCW and the mobile companies. Now that I've been in Manila for 3 months, I would almost welcome PCCW again. Some day I will probably writ...
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When I first saw the trailer for Inherent Vice, I thought that Paul Thomas Anderson had done a spiritual sequel to The Big Lebowski. I think PT Anderson is one of the best filmmakers currently working and, okay, if he wanted to do something a bit lighter…
When I first saw the trailer for Inherent Vice, I thought that Paul Thomas Anderson had done a spiritual sequel to The Big Lebowski. I think PT Anderson is one of the best filmmakers currently work...
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I’m a bit closer to getting a pole and getting license plates so hopefully my life will pick up soon. In the meantime, here’s a story out of Hong Kong that’s as odd as any I’ve come across this year, maybe even odder. I haven’t seen it shared on any of…
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Some of you know that I’m also a photographer. But I’ve been slow to get the camera out and do anything with it. There’s just too many distractions with getting everything settled in Manila legally and otherwise. Stressed? Moi? Oui! Anyway, while the…
Some of you know that I'm also a photographer. But I've been slow to get the camera out and do anything with it. There's just too many distractions with getting everything settled in Manila legally...
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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced that beginning April 1st, cars without proper license plates would get pulled over and even if the drivers had proper registration papers, would be fined at least 5,000 pesos for failing to affix the license…
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced that beginning April 1st, cars without proper license plates would get pulled over and even if the drivers had proper registration papers, would be fi...
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I think it was Lewis Black who had a joke about how airline seats were designed by angry midgets with scoliosis. I think Apple’s OS updates are now designed by the children working in their out-sourced factories in China and who hate anyone who buys…
I think it was Lewis Black who had a joke about how airline seats were designed by angry midgets with scoliosis. I think Apple's OS updates are now designed by the children working in their out-sou...
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  I’ll say it up front, Mad Max: Fury Road is a pure adrenaline rush, offering more action and thrills than all of the Fast and Furious movies put together. The surprise is that, for a fourth film in a “franchise,” this could end up being the most…
  I'll say it up front, Mad Max: Fury Road is a pure adrenaline rush, offering more action and thrills than all of the Fast and Furious movies put together. The surprise is that, for a fourth ...
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I’ve got far too many books and not enough space to keep them all. This is probably due to my being a shopaholic (though I’m now on the verge of curing myself of that) and my father being a book wholesaler, so I always had tons of books around (but when I…
I've got far too many books and not enough space to keep them all. This is probably due to my being a shopaholic (though I'm now on the verge of curing myself of that) and my father being a book wh...
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One of two churches in my village. I’ve got too much free time so I’ve played around with the image a bit. Quite a bit actually – I’ve got 10 different versions of this but this one is my favorite.
One of two churches in my village. I've got too much free time so I've played around with the image a bit. Quite a bit actually - I've got 10 different versions of this but this one is my favorite.
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It’s probably another week until I receive my license plates and can drive my car outside of our village gates, thanks to the incredible ineptitude of the LTO. Getting out of our village without a car is not trivial. On Friday night we had to go to the…
It's probably another week until I receive my license plates and can drive my car outside of our village gates, thanks to the incredible ineptitude of the LTO. Getting out of our village without a ...
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I had the same problem at +Republic Wakepark  over Christmas, it was faster in the end to ask what they did have for breakfast
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It’s hard not to wonder what the hell the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is thinking. Or if they are thinking at all. Probably the latter. They’ve announced that beginning April 1st (and no joke), any car on the road without a license plate will be…
It's hard not to wonder what the hell the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is thinking. Or if they are thinking at all. Probably the latter. They've announced that beginning April 1st (and no joke)...
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Senior IT Executive, Photographer, Blogger & Writer
Skills
IT Management, Photography, Writing
Employment
  • Netdimensions
    Senior Manager, Global Hosting & Customer Service, 2013 - present
  • Red Flag Group
    Vice President, Technology Products, 2011 - 2012
  • Outblaze
    Vice President, Operations, 2010 - 2010
  • Warner Home Video
    Executive Director, Application Services, 2001 - 2009
  • Yipes
    Senior Director, Systems Mgmt, 1999 - 2001
  • Charles Schwab Corp.
    Director, Program Management, 1999 - 1999
  • Merrill Lynch
    Vice President, Technology, 1996 - 1999
  • Sybase
    Principal Consultant, 1993 - 1996
  • Barclays plc
    Database Analyst, 1990 - 1993
  • Digital Radio Network
    Systems Administrator, 1986 - 1990
  • Vinylmania
    Co-owner, Manager, 1985 - 1986
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New York City - San Francisco - Hong Kong - Boston
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Writer, photographer, blogger, corporate IT exec
Introduction
I'm originally from the Bronx. After calling Hong Kong home for more than 17 years, I'm now living in Manila. 
Bragging rights
Performed at Carnegie Hall when I was 15 years old.
Education
  • Columbia University
    Relational Databases, 1989 - 1990
  • Emerson College
    Film, 1973 - 1975
  • New York University
    Film, 1971 - 1973
  • Franklin School
    high school, 1968 - 1971
  • Fudan University
    Mandarin, 2005 - 2005
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