Monthly Archives: November 2010

What Am I Doing? (November 2010)

Promoting the Tech Beat-Up

White Collar Brawler, the show created by my former freelance client Kai Hasson and Nate Houghteling of Portal A Interactive, is hosting an event called Tech Beat-Up in the Sunset in San Francisco on Thursday, November 11.

Tech Beat-Up is an inflatable glove boxing tournament of representatives from tech companies in the SF Bay Area, all for charity.

I was very lucky to be able to recruit two awesome representatives from Zynga to compete. I even took the poster that my friend Lawrence Guzman designed and Zyngified it (see above).

The event is at the Rockit Room on 406 Clement St., on November 11 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 now and available at Eventbrite, but they will be $15 at the door.

As if there aren’t enough links for this event, here are some more:

Shopping

Another thing I’ve been doing a lot lately is shopping, mainly for my first collection of home furniture. This is all happening quite fast, so it’s a tiny bit disappointing to have to make decisions so quickly. I might elaborate in another post, but basically, the criteria that have been constantly going through my head on every single item that I will/have purchased are: 1) eco-friendly, 2) style, 3) function, 4) price, 5) space, 6) delivery, and 7) ease of move-out.

So think of doing that for one item, then multiply by everything you own in your home, and divide by the number of days in which you have to think about this, you will get a head full of numbers and lists. GTD is helping me, but I wish there’s a handy app for that, especially one that syncs with my brain.

Flush.

Personal Touch of Calling to Vote

After weeks of wasted paper I received in the mail from political campaigns, all of which I dumped in the recycling bin without seriously reading, and all the digital media that mentions the importance of voting, I find that a voice message left by a particular political committee this morning, which I listened to just now, way past the time the polls closed, to remind me that today is Election Day, where my poll station was, and that I should leave enough time after work, the most refreshing piece of information I have received from the election season.

I attribute it to the lady’s friendly voice and the fact that the call is personalized to my name, what I did in relation to the committee, and where my poll station was. It just makes the experience fun.

I didn’t like that she suggested who I should vote for, though.

The second coolest, surprise experience also happened today, when I checked in at my poll station on Foursquare, which got me this badge:

Flush.