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Entries from January 2006

’06 SIA Snowsports Trade Show: Random Noticings

January 28th, 2006 · No Comments

I’m not bitter. I’m not over it. Seriously. But directly following the SIA Fashion Show that kicked off the 2006 SIA Snowsports Trade Show I was ready to write snowboarding’s obituary for the fifteenth time. I scribbled down some notes like: “The 80s are back and everything you prayed snowboarding would never be, it has […]

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Tags: Business · Snowboarding

Pillaging the Plush at Northstar

January 18th, 2006 · No Comments

The old couch surfing snowboard trips were fun and all: sleeping on linoleum with a board bag for a mattress, a Oakley puffy for a pillow and a dirty blanket for a comforter (who am I kidding, I’ve only done it three times). But there is something to be said for snowboarding in style. We […]

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Tags: Snowboarding · Travel

NorCal Medical Nightmare

January 14th, 2006 · No Comments

It’s not often that the northern Sacramento Valley can host a national medical news story. But when a cardiologist named Dr. Moon suggested a triple bypass to the wrong Catholic priest all hell broke lose. This entire Redding, California medical crime drama is outlined in Stephen Klaidman’s new book Coronary, which I would read if […]

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Tags: Books

Basecamp: The Savior of Distributed Collaboration

January 12th, 2006 · No Comments

It’s been written up in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere, but I just learned about Basecamp while listening to Amber Mac’s podcast Inside the Net: 005. She had 37Signals‘ Jason Fried on the show and his thoughts on project management software and the future of software in general were mind expanding. Basecamp is a […]

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Tags: Technology

Apple Day: Two Days Later

January 12th, 2006 · No Comments

Steve Job’s keynote address at MacWorld was a let down. No new gadgets. No, widescreen iPod, no phone, no new PVR and no new Mac Mini with the super Front Row. Fortunately for me there was nothing that demanded purchase before the sun went down. Nothing worth continually reloading the Apple store site during the […]

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Tags: Technology

Tomorrow is Apple Day ‘Round These Parts

January 12th, 2006 · No Comments

I admit it: I’m an Apple addict. I don’t have to constantly upgrade every single piece of Apple hardware or software that is released, but I have a grinding need to know all about it, in detail, before you do. Tomorrow, January 10, 2006, is a big day. It’s the day that Steve Jobs will […]

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Tags: Technology

Eric Blehm Named To B&N’s “Discover Great New Writers” List for 2006

January 9th, 2006 · No Comments

Eric Blehm the former editor of TransWorld Snowboarding and author of P3 and Agents of Change has been chosen as one of Barnes & Noble’s “Discover Great New Writers” for his upcoming book, The Last Season. “Chosen solely on the basis of literary merit, these exceptional books are promoted throughout Barnes & Noble,” according to […]

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Tags: Media