Conference pictures from TechCrunch 50


TechCrunch50-Day1 (19 of 19)

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I attended TechCrunch 50 in San Francisco a few weeks ago. I wasn’t able to spend much time taking pictures because there was such an incredible amount of content with over 50 presentations in three days. One or two shots happened to come out OK though, this one seems to be the best of the bunch.

Seattle Is The Place

I appear to have moved to Seattle. Suddenly, my surroundings are different, and my bed 99% closer to the datacenter.

The house is old, but still standing (actually, it’s quite nice) at it’s centenial year. It’s big, red, and has a commanding view, not to mention $4 cheaper than my 20% smaller apartment in San Jose. Big apartment versus bigger house for a frapaccino less in cash. You do the math.

The story is this: Michael flew me up here to Seattle to do some work for him. Then he moved up here, moved the datacenter up here, and flew me up here to do work for him a few more times. It went on like this for months, when suddenly, I’m unloading a truck into the new house.

It’s nice up here, and it’s good to be able to get to the datacenter in under 4 hours. The food in SJ is better, but the people up here seem nicer, in general. Nice people are often unsuspecting.

In the meantime, I’ll post again in a week, after I get all those machines I lugged with me installed and ready for new or expanding customers.

TTFN-

Dirk R

Seattle Datacenter Deployment Part I

Cadillac DTS We began our datacenter deployment “officially” three weeks ago by signing with Fortress in Seattle. A week later, Dirk & I flew to Seattle to survey our new space and meetup with a sales lead. For posterity’s sake, I photoblogged our journey.

Intergate West Datacenter Our day began with taking off from Oakland Airport at 7:20 AM, arriving into SEATAC at around 9:30 AM. We picked up our Cadillac DTS at about 10:15 (we figured if we’d be driving around a wet, cold, rainy, unfamiliar city all day we might as well be in something huge, unwieldy, and comfortable) and headed to the datacenter.

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