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April, 2009:

My first (live) MLS match (was fun)

Due to [a cold/allergies] I’ve not been feeling super hot the last couple days, but despite a bit of a lack of energy I ended up going to see an MLS game.

The match between the San Jose Earthquakes and the LA Galaxy was at Oakland Coliseum.
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Matt on left Mike right

We got there 10 min after start and bought 3 tickets.

We missed only the first 15 minutes.

Other than watching a few of the World Cup matches a few years ago after just getting my first HDTV, I really don’t spend much time thinking about soccer.

And there were fireworks too

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The match, despite being a tie, was fun.

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Here are all my photos from the match.


San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy 04.18.2009 clip from zebtron on Vimeo.

Tekzilla at Web 2.0 Expo in SF (LIVE-ish)

I enjoy watching Tekzilla.
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Patrick and Veronica bring a really good balance of use scenarios and personal perspective to things I find important.

Yesterday I say a tweet from Revision3 about a live recording for Tekzilla at the Web 2.0 Expo in SF.

Being a new bay area resident and a long-time fan of Revision3 content, I signed up and got my Exhibition Hall pass for the Expo.

I started following the Expo on twitter (@w2e) and was jazzed for the Rev3 meetup afterward.

I bik/BART/walk(ed) over to the Marcone center from Oakland and got my pass.

After wandering around on the floor of the exhibition hall, I walked outside and realized the show recording was up on the 3rd floor.

Waited in line for a 30 or so minutes and went inside.

The weird thing before and after finding a seat was that I recognized (and therefore thought i ‘knew’) the people from Revision3.
This was not limited to the show hosts, but also extended to interns, and company founders.

People I “feel” I “know” because I’ve seen them on my TV or computer.
That part was a bit weird, I guess like someone meeting a person they had read about in People magazine 😉

The show recording was fun.
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I think I would have clapped more if I knew a time to do so.
Sadly this makes me understand APPLAUSE signs a bit more.
Show content was expecially cool, including an interview with @ev of twitter.

The Meetup afterward was really fun.

Patrick knows his stuff and I enjoyed listening to him talk off camera.

He deserves everything he has as an “on-air” personality.

He knows the low-level details of what he is talking about and does a great job boiling down for online video consumption.

Please watch the show (next week?) to get some details about SSD use.

He has pretty well informed information and does a great job of extracting the key details (from as he put it a ’10 page paper’).

I briefly intorduced myself to Veronica and saw Molly Wood.’
Overall, it was GREAT to get to see and thank some of the people who make compelling digital ocontent that I continue to consume.

Do some more!

Here are all the pics.