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  • Author: Adriana
  • Published: Sep 29th, 2005
  • Category: Admin
  • Comments: 3

Dear readers..

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Since I returned from the picturesque New York, I have been plagued with a lurgy lurgi and mountains of work waiting for me here. But I am back and strength permitting, perhaps even with a vengeance. :-)

There is much to tell and I hope to do so sooner rather than later.

No shit, Sherlock!

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When I see a headline like this – Creatives: TV Ads Wrong for Web – that is all I can say. Geez, it’s 2005, not 1995! And even then, it wasn’t hard to figure out that the internet is a different creature.

Since big business started to pay full-on attention to the online world in the recent couple of years again, I came to the conclusion that the upside of the dot com crash was internet (and its ends) was left alone to get with it and come up with all sorts of wonderful stuff that has companies scrambling back again. They are certainly most welcome to join the conversation but not to take over it entirely.

View from below

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Random pictures of New York on my way to various meetings and walks. Mostly mid-town Manhattan. I must say my Nokia phone camera is holding up…

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  • Author: Adriana
  • Published: Sep 17th, 2005
  • Category: Travel
  • Comments: 2

View from above

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Here are some pictures of the view from the Empire State Building, which looks much better from the outside than from the inside.

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  • Author: Adriana
  • Published: Sep 17th, 2005
  • Category: Travel
  • Comments: 1

New York Geek Dinner in full flow

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Almost all there....
Almost all there….
More visible geeks, note David Parmet on the right, next to BL Ochman.
More visible geeks, note David Parmet on the right, next to BL Ochman.


The famous Stormhoek wine did not let us down
The famous Stormhoek wine did not let us down
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I had a wonderful time at the NY geek dinner that was made possible thanks to David Parmet’s and BL Ochman’s help. The icing on the cake was the three bottles of Stormhoek wine, apparently the 3rd, 4th and 5th in the US. Beautifully fresh (in a wine sense) and chilled to perfection it was just what I needed in the sticky heat of New York late summer.  Nod of thanks to Jason and Hugh, much appreciated.

After the dinner a gaggle of us proceeded to a bar across the road to have some margeritas. I could not get over the size of the cocktails as mine came in a pint-sized glass!

More details here, I am not making it up.

The bar closed rather early, about 10pm and so I proceeded walking in the direction of where I was staying with another survivor when we decided to do a bit of late night sight-seeing. To be continued…

On the way to the New York Geek dinner

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Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station

Hot and humid rush hour but still glorious surroundings.

Groovy drinks

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Bryant Park Hotel
Bryant Park Hotel

Yesterday was a busy day with many picturesque places and people. It all started here with some drinks. More pictures to follow…

  • Author: Adriana
  • Published: Sep 15th, 2005
  • Category: Travel
  • Comments: 1

Front door to freedom

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I like New York. It’s very different from London but they both share the same characteristics of a big city. What I like most about New York is its sense of history. The Art Deco architecture, the 1930s feel to the city, the strange effect of light in the streets that comes through the skyscrapers.

Last night I was on a yacht cruise going from New Jersey and sailing around west Manthattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island all evening. As I couldn’t talk, having lost my voice, it was time to watch the view. It was a spectacular one, beautiful and inspiring. Going around the Ellis Island, I thought about all those who saw the same sight before me. There were many people from my country (it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire then) coming to America in 19th century and one thing I am sure of is that their experience of New York was very different from mine in 21st century. Although the comparision may be rather pointless, as I am coming from London these days, the ‘going to America’ is an integral part of the Slovak history that comes to mind when seeing what to them was America’s "front doors to freedom".

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  • Author: Adriana
  • Published: Sep 13th, 2005
  • Category: Travel
  • Comments: 2

Room with a view

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This is what I see.

Ground Zero

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Then proceeded here. Could not get closer as today it was opened only to the relatives of the 9/11 victims. May they be remembered when decisions are made…

  • Author: Adriana
  • Published: Sep 11th, 2005
  • Category: Travel
  • Comments: 1

St Patrick’s Cathedral

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The day started here. Fifth avenue 50th St.

  • Author: Adriana
  • Published: Sep 10th, 2005
  • Category: Travel
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New York, New York!

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Upper East side
Upper East side


First evening in NY. Tired but happy to see an old friend who shall remain anonymous. So instead a picture of the street. More to follow.

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