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Steve Schechter
Works at Netdimensions
Attended Columbia University
Lived in New York City
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I got this one today. It certainly caught my attention. Here it is, almost all of it, I’ve put some choice bits in bold. (Sent from a Yahoo Japan email address) Greetings From US Embassy, U. S. Embassy, Abuja Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District…
I got this one today. It certainly caught my attention. Here it is, almost all of it, I've put some choice bits in bold. (Sent from a Yahoo Japan email address) Greetings From US Embassy, U. S. Emb...
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Blur’s last album, Think Tank, came out in 2003. No Graham Coxon on it, helping to make it their weakest album in my opinion. With the 2013 reunion tour and reports that they had done some recording in Hong Kong during that tour, there were hopes of a new…
Blur's last album, Think Tank, came out in 2003. No Graham Coxon on it, helping to make it their weakest album in my opinion. With the 2013 reunion tour and reports that they had done some recordin...
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Best wishes for a Happy Lunar New Year to all. It should be noted that most will say this is the Year of the Goat, but due to variances in translation, it might also be called the Year of the Ram or Year of the Sheep. And so my thoughts turn once again to…
Best wishes for a Happy Lunar New Year to all. It should be noted that most will say this is the Year of the Goat, but due to variances in translation, it might also be called the Year of the Ram o...
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Not exactly like he was trying to hide it, was he? :-)
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Girls With Guitars 7 was an Underground event at Orange Peel in Lan Kwai Fong on January 17th, 2015. It was my last shoot in Hong Kong before making the move to Manila. (Yes, after more than 17 years, I’ve left Hong Kong and am now based in Manila. My new…
Girls With Guitars 7 was an Underground event at Orange Peel in Lan Kwai Fong on January 17th, 2015. It was my last shoot in Hong Kong before making the move to Manila. (Yes, after more than 17 years, I've left Hong Kong and am now based in Manila. My new “other blog” can be found here.) ...
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Yeah, two movie reviews in a row. It’s gonna happen that way sometimes. Kingsman: Secret Service is a funny and over-the-top violent and affectionate tribute/send-up of the Great British Spy Film, with a few hat tips to their American counterparts as…
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My wife says I should not criticize anything in the Philippines. I should be “nice.” I’m not sure if that’s just her attitude or if it’s a cultural thing but I suspect it’s the latter. Fuck that. I’m from New York. There’s nothing in the world that New…
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For most of the English-speaking world, MILF means one thing. But in the Philippines, MILF is the abbreviation for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a separatist group in the southern Philippines that has been the cause of much controversy and violence…
For most of the English-speaking world, MILF means one thing. But in the Philippines, MILF is the abbreviation for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a separatist group in the southern Philippines ...
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So I’m Jewish, in case you didn’t already know that. Despite having told my mother that there is indeed a Jewish community in Manila, well, she’s 93 years old and so every other day asks me if there are any other Jews in Manila. At this point I just tell…
So I'm Jewish, in case you didn't already know that. Despite having told my mother that there is indeed a Jewish community in Manila, well, she's 93 years old and so every other day asks me if ther...
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It’s not like this is the first web site I’ve set up using WordPress; it’s the 4th or 5th. Not vast numbers but generally I know what I’m doing but this time out, WordPress is just not cooperating and I’m getting pissed off frustrated. I’m also busy as…
It's not like this is the first web site I've set up using WordPress; it's the 4th or 5th. Not vast numbers but generally I know what I'm doing but this time out, WordPress is just not cooperating ...
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Well, more than likely not. But color me pleasantly surprised. I’ve heard so many horror stories from people who have moved from HK to the Philippines, about stuff taking forever to get here and then taking an eternity to clear customs inspection at the…
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It was a company called ReloSmart Asia. They sent a Filipino guy to our house to do the estimate, he seemed to know what he was talking about when it came to doing a HK/Manila move, and guess he really did!
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Let’s talk about Chris Rock. He’s an absolutely brilliant stand-up comedian, one of the best of the past 2 decades. He’s had moderate success on television with Saturday Night Live and Everybody Hates Chris. But if you only know him from his movies, then…
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My new blog, Spike In Manila, is now up and running. There’s still a bit of work to do to get things working correctly, not to mention the overall look of the site. It’s progressing slowly but surely. I hope you’ll at least take a look at the site. RSS is…
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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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Previously
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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Male
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Spike
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