Another Recap

Another recap for the past few weeks:

  • While waiting for my iPad 2 to be delivered, I found this page, detailing how you can find out if nearby Target stores have it in stock. So I made a simple web page to check the inventory. A couple of days later, Gizmodo wrote about it and I got 20,000 hits that day. Even though I just got my own, I still want to improve that page – add Best Buy, Walmart and other stores – since I still have over 1,000 hits a day. I’m also thinking of creating iPhone and Android apps to make it easier to search on the go. It’s been proven useful so far, I got a bunch of thank you emails from people that got theirs through my page Smile
  • Started a new job this past week. After over 4 years at my previous company, I felt it was time to move on. I can’t give many details on my current place – what we do is under NDA – but it’s a very cool idea – both challenging and fun. I’m also working with two of my friends – Ethan and Fitim – so that’s another plus. My only gripe so far is with the office space, which is kinda crappier than what I had before. But I guess that’s how startups are…
  • Spent this weekend in Rhode Island with Cindy and some friends. We came here to watch a concert – Carmina Burana – where one of their friends was performing. The concert was great and on the way back we got to enjoy some of the finest lobsters New England has to offer. A few pics here, video of ‘O Fortuna’ here.
  • Oh yeah, I got an iPad2! Loving it so far, I have a ton of games to catch up on. It will also be my primary ebook reader – with the Kindle app ofc, none of that iBooks crap.
  • Got tickets for my parents who are coming to visit me next month. They’ll be here for a month, just like last time. The bets are open on how long it’ll take them to drive me crazy.
  • I’m turning 30 in less than ten days. That’s a good thing, right?

NY ComicCon

This weekend was the New York ComicCon, the yearly gathering of nerdyness on the East Coast. I was there – with Cindy and a few other friends – for most of the Saturday. You can see my pictures on SmugMug. There are also a few more from Cary, on Flickr.

After the expo we went to see the second part of the Lord of the Rings concert (the first movie was last year) which was as awesome as expected. Looking forward for the third part.


On Friday I went with a bunch of friends to see ATB in concert. Can’t say I’m a huge fan, but I like some of his songs and a concert is always a good occasion for some crazy time with friends.

We got there at 9:30 and the doors opened at 10. For a good two hours a local DJ was warming up the crowd, while the hall was slowly filling up. Finally at midnight, the main guy came in. We cheered, shouted “ATB!”, we danced, all happy… until 1am. When the real ATB came on stage Thinking In my/our defense, the stage wasn’t too close and we didn’t know the guy’s face to begin with (well, we recognized the real one actually). And what entertainer comes on stage 3 hours after the doors open?!?

Overall the concert was a lot of fun. I danced almost non-stop from 11 until 2:20 when we left the place. Predictably, some people got (very) drunk which made the whole night even more entertaining. Fun times.