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A Wonderful Weekend in Rome

February 28th, 2011 No comments
Oh, Roma. The advantage of living only 3.5 hours away from you. My wife and I were there for a fantastic weekend and loved every second of it.

Efrat (a.k.a. Italiana) provided tips & recommendations that probably can't be found in a tour guide. If you are looking for a different, non-standard trip to Italy, use her services.

Of course, we let our noses simply lead us in search for excellent food. And there was plenty of it:

  • Pasta – try the ones at Gioia Mia Pisciapiano
  • Pizza – at Forno Marco Roscioli (stand and eat) & Dar Poeta (sit down)
  • Cappuccinos – love the high pitch sound of the cups shaking.
  • Gelato – in the winter it tastes even better
  • Pastries – some of best I've had in my life at La Deliziosa Pasticceria

Here are a some photos of some more Rome scenes:

Originally posted on Life Mashup 2.0



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After the So Cal Snow Storm

January 24th, 2010 No comments
I am heading to San Francisco for a one day conference (OMMA Performance).

Typically I would close my eyes and nap for an hour. This time the spectaclur views kept me awake.

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Kinnernet 2008 – Post Mortem

April 17th, 2008 1 comment

Yossi Vardi opens Kinnernet 2008 Earlier this week, I returned from Israel where I participated in Kinnernet, Yossi Vardi’s geek camp that took place to the shores of the Kinneret.

Cathy Brooks (of Seesmic) asked me there what was the best part. My answer was simply – “the beginning, the middle and the end”.

Yet, there were a few specific sessions, workshops & presentations I liked the most:

  • Itai Talgam‘s lecture about “management styles of great conductors”. It was fascinating to see how much the body language of conductors can indicate what type of managers they would be.
  • Hanoch Piven’s “Art using Junk” workshop. This is the portrait of Avi Nimni I made (especially for Klieger).
  • The home made satellite built from a PC, GPS, Digital Camera and transmitter connected to a helium balloon. Once in the air it sent photos of Jordan as well as its location and those coordinates were mashed up using Google Earth API to display its route. Very cool!
  • Simon Levene (Accell Partners) presenting in a hilarious way the business plan for his next venture – WhoTheHell.RU. Does anyone have the video?
  • Barak Berkowitz’s Paint with Light night workshop. Check out this art work.
  • and last, but not least, the talented Ariel Qassis, who hypnotized me whenever his fingers touched the Qanun.

I am sure I am missing at least 100 other things that made this creative event simply great.

More photos can be found here, here, and a zillion more on Flickr

Update: Here is the video of Seder 2.0 by Peter Hirshberg



Traveling to Israel

April 2nd, 2008 No comments

I will be in Israel between April 9-13 for Kinnernet, Yossi Vardi’s geek camp & the TheMarker COM.Vention, Isreal’s Internet conference.

In case you are interested in meeting during the first day of the conference, drop me a note at jayblog {at} meydad.com

I will be slow on blogging during my time in Israel and use twitter as my main update too, so incase you are still not following me, now it is the time.

 

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