2015 Vacation — Day 3

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VIENNA High Mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral A grey Sunday in Vienna, but with some great highlights. Sunday morning we attended Mass at Domkirche St. Stephan, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. It was quite a spectacle, with a full symphony orchestra and choir. It was said, of course, in German. The performance was of a Haydn Mass. …

2015 Vacation — Day 2

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VIENNA PARENTS ARRIVE Bobbie’s parents arrived looking very good for having had a mishap on the way. Their flight was cancelled AFTER they had already been sitting on the ground in a fully-loaded aircraft. Apparently, there was some type of mechanical failure or serious concern, so all passengers got off the plane, retrieved their luggage, and made alternate arrangements. Luckily, …

2015 Vacation — Day 1

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San Francisco to Vienna Travel Eventful day: Parked the car in SFO Park. No self-parking, as the garage was rather full. Forced to valet park. Rude staff at Lufthansa/United Airlines check-in desk. Stopped at a vendor in international terminal to get sandwiches and 2 bottles of water to keep us hydrated during the long plane ride. Sat in a “middle” seat, …

ViVOtech and Apple Pay?

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Well, last night I was sitting in my living room, doing some Marketing work on my laptop between innings of the second game of the 2014 World Series. While trying to concentrate on some creative writing, I couldn’t help but overhear a new commercial for MasterCard and Apple Pay. I looked up at the TV screen, and to my amazement, …

Google Interview

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Had an interesting meeting with Google on Wednesday, September 17. They are looking for a contractor to review content supplied by app developers. The main purpose is to insure compliance with Google’s policies. Sounds intriguing, but the hours of working could be a little difficult. Submitted apps come in on all days of the week, any time of day. So, …