Filed under: Family | Tags: Blue Angels, Cub Scout Rocket Shoot, Stanford Football
A boy’s dream come true. Building and shooting rockets up to 1100 feet. Dane’s cub scout pack set the sky ablaze. Here’s a view from the rocket…
Dane and I went to the Stanford football game on Saturday vs. Washington State (the pounding 58-0 made the rain tolerable). Dane enjoyed participating in the pre-game flag ceremony on the field with a dozen other scouts. Cool fireworks, too!
The boys saw the Blue Angels in San Francisco.
More guy fun…Daddies’ Day at Reid’s school.
Scott is out running 13 miles right now. Hot coffee, pancakes, and eager family await him. :}
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Add new tag, video phone conferencing, video phone service, Vidtel
Vidtel’s alpha program launched last month, ahead of schedule! Fortunately, we have a technical guru who cranked and made it possible. We made and received high-quality video calls between California and many locales including the U.K., New York, Washington, Florida and the interior of Alaska! It has been really fantastic. We had so much fun interacting with 1 month-old Luc in Alaska and 6 month-old Aryanna in NY and seeing our other friends and family spread miles apart. We got overwhelmingly positive feedback and are very excited to now be in private beta phase! We have about 30 video phones out and things are going really well. ~ Mariette
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From now on, we’re going to try to participate in every local school’s Walkathon…yesterday Dane and Reid walked about 8 miles around the school fields (powered by candy, natch) and they are still sleeping in! Reid aka Spiderman was unstoppable. The target for 2nd grade was 40 laps but he insisted on going 60 (he garned some extra laps for picking up trash, mercifully). He barely had the energy to get on his bike for the 1/2 mile ride home. It was a really fun day. Music blasting all day, lots of really fun families to chat with.
Great evening afterwards with friends. Our friend John is the architect who designed and built the Tesla showroom in Menlo Park. Too bad the raffle tickets at the Walkathon were not for the Tesla! ~ mariette
It just goes to show that video calling appeals to all ages, certainly ranging from 7 ½ to 72, evidenced by Vidtel’s angel investors.
This week Vidtel received a special investment outside the normal “qualified investor” parameters…Our 7 ½ year-old son proudly offered his prized dollar to Vidtel. I do believe there is some free wall space in our office for that.
Filed under: Family, Vidtel | Tags: Vidtel, Yale Club of San Francisco, Yale Club of Silicon Valley, Yale School of Management
The regional Yale alumni groups, including Yale School of Management, sponsored a party at our house – it was great and so much fun! A lot of people helped and we met over 60 interesting and fun people, did a lot of demos (thanks, Dan!) and received some new Vidtel beta testers and future customers! (Photos courtesy of Andrew deLory.)
Andrew knows how to make us look good (he generously functioned as Grill Meister in addition to photographer…good thing, too, because Scott was ignoring the tri-tip)
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