Happy New Year everyone! My blog’s been dark for a few weeks, what with closing out our December quarter, and spending some time with my family over the holiday (and enjoying all the various and sundry flu bugs going around San Francisco).
But while all that was happening, I was tagged by a couple folks – and asked to provide five facts about myself that most people don’t know. Hey, I was asked, so here goes.
1. I once worked as a security guard in this museum:
As astonishing as that may sound, I was also the only security guard on duty. Thankfully, most visitors were from local elementary schools, not fugitives from Interpol’s most wanted list.
2. I am one quarter (Asian) Indian, one quarter Welsh (on my Mother’s side), one quarter Hungarian, and one quarter Russian (Father’s side). I love being a mixed breed.
3. I was a passenger on a train that crashed outside of Chase, Maryland in 1987.
The accident had a profound impact on my life.
4. I love to cook (and eat) – a passion I share with Greg Papadopoulos, Sun’s CTO (I just found out we happen to have the same oven).
5. I sincerely believe technology improves the world – from the solar panels on my home, to my choice of employer for the past 10 years, to the causes I believe we should all support, in and out of the holiday season.
There you have it.
And at the risk of being impolitic, given that Time Magazine thinks I am Person of the Year, let’s run an experiment – I’ll tag those whose content I always read, but who don’t have blogs in a traditional sense. John Markoff, David Kirkpatrick and Ashlee Vance – for good measure, I’ll add Chris Keene (an old friend I haven’t seen in forever, but whose travels I tracked via his wonderful family blog), and Greg, because every time I share a meal with the guy, I learn something fascinating.
And again, Happy New Year – may yours be filled with all kinds of new insight.
(Update – thank you for catching the typo, Anjan… missed tagging Ashlee, who I’m sure will be thrilled to join in.)