March 30, 2020

Why I love Phoenix Point – and why you should too!

OK – hear me out. I know that the general consensus is that Phoenix Point hasn’t lived up to the promise, or to the hype, but I disagree. This game, designed by legendary XCOM creator Julian Gollop, deserves a lot more love – and recognition that he has pulled-off a major feat. Having put over 100 hours into the game, not only do I really like it, but I think that it is one of the most intriguing games released for several years. In this post, I’m going to explain why. I’ll start by saying that I have played every […]
June 22, 2019
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A 10/10 review for the Santa Clara DMV!

Today I went into the Santa Clara DMV office, and I’m writing this review to thank the staff there for their outstanding service and friendly approach — I had a great experience with them! It’s a pretty big center with around 30 desks staffed by approximately 100 DMVers, and I went to renew my California driving license, which expired a couple of years ago when I moved to Washington DC. Although I wasn’t able to book an appointment online, I submitted my request via DMV website and then attended as a walk-in at 11:20a on a Friday. The process was very […]
April 14, 2019

Securing the National Geographic Image Collection with Google Cloud

This week, my colleagues Melissa Wiley, Mike Debnam and I had the great privilege of attending Google Next 19 in San Francisco to represent National Geographic. Melissa gave an excellent presentation about our use of Google Cloud and how it is helping to reduce the National Geographic carbon footprint and make our technology operations more sustainable. The video below is Melissa’s presentation: Google Cloud was the first cloud provider to operate on entirely renewable energy, which was one of the reasons that we chose to work with them on our Image Collection project. The next day I gave a short […]
January 9, 2019

What is this XYO stuff all about anyway?!

Thanks again to those of you who have congratulated me on my appointment to the XYO Company Advisory Board; it’s great to have a more active role in helping to get the XY Oracle Network off the ground, and I’m very excited about the future. Many of you have contacted me with questions, and I thought it might be helpful to share some notes for anyone else who wants to know more about XYO from an independent perspective. It’s obvious from the questions and posts that I see on Facebook that many of you are new to investing and new […]
September 5, 2018

The Future of Fitness: An interview with Marcus East

A summary interview following my presentation on technology will transform the future of fitness for Les Mills at Fit Business Live 2018.