Sunday, September 30, 2007

George Bush Senior on Amtrak Acela First Class

Something unexpected happened this past Thursday as a I returned from Baltimore from a day trip to visit some friends.

I'm sitting in my first class seat (only worth it if you have upgrade coupons) as the train pulls into Philadelphia. Facing the only entrance into the car I noticed two huge men in suits with buttons on their lapels board. They looked like security for someone.

Next person who walks on is the former president, George Bush. Then followed by another approximately six secret service people.

At one point I heard one agent ask if there was assigned seating. Guess they never ride Amtrak.

Everyone got off in NYC and as expected there were cops everywhere who kept the path clear as GW walked out to his motorcade.

Imagine being the person he sat next to, that would have to be an interesting ride.

Netbank Closed by the FDIC

Never seen this happen before.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Moving RobDeichert.com to Blogger

Just changed my DNS settings on RobDeichert.com, going forward RD.com will point to my blog.

Monday, September 24, 2007

My Summer of George

I'm on vacation this week, enjoying some new technology and catching up with friends. My latest purchase is the new iPod touch. I picked it up this afternoon at the Apple Store near Central Park. The place was packed, the lines were really long.

Apple had a solution, there was a person just selling touches with a portable credit card machine. Just received the receipt via email.

It's a cool little device, much smaller than my second generation iPod. More to come.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

WSJ Geek Squad Video

Check out the first customer in this video. She paid the Geek Squad to call Dell tech support.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Good thing I don't have a second car right now

otherwise I'd track down the owners of the last Honda repair shop I visited and demand they open their repair shop back up whatever the time.

My Honda Element has come down with a flat tire at 8pm tonight. I go to change that said tire and the said tire lock key was no where to be found.

They were the last to use it when they rebalanced my tires.

I'll post more when I get through with them.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering 9/11

The WSJ has a great interview with Howard Lutnick the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald. Howard recounts this day six years ago, how he missed getting trapped in the towers, and what Cantor is doing for the survivors.

They have set aside 25% of the profits for the families of the employees who were lost. $180 million.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Dining at Mr. Taco

If you're looking for authentic Mexican cuisine and you live in Westchester you must stop at Mr. Taco on North Avenue in New Rochelle.

Their guacamole is just amazing. They even import their soda from Mexico.

Having lunch there on Sunday we saw something that blew both of our minds. A family arrived with two girls who had to be 4-5 years old.

Each was drinking a Red Bull. While the small can proportionally looked more normal than a can of soda, I can't imagine what effect the caffeine would have on them.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Essential Websites

I just added my essential websites module on the right rail.

Wolfgang's Vault is first on the list. Hands down this is my favorite place to listen to music online. AOL Music comes as a close second.

Weird Wild Stuff at Cittanuova

My wife, brother-in-law, and I had dinner at Cittanuova last night on the back patio. As usual we enjoyed an excellent meal, but all of a sudden two giant slugs caught our attention.

Apparently they were mating. I used my trusty cell phone to take a picture and video of this very public weird wild stuff.










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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

How Can Flying Get Worse?

Start providing instant messaging on a plane. Watch this video.


Some of my previous posts on Southwest traveling.
Are you in the A line?
Business Travel?