A couple of short SF notes off the top of my head:

  • There’s a new acronym to learn: FOG (Fear of Google). I stumbled across several articles and blog posts discussing Google’s huge market share and its supposed effects.
  • Walking down to the Moscone Center, I met a work-related blogging friend by coincidence. How cool is that. Given how big SF is.
  • In the Immigration queue at SFO, one woman got really mad at a couple standing behind her: “Stop pushing me”. Reminded me of the cultural differences discussions we had at the recent STC conf: some cultures need more private space than others. Otherwise, the numerous security checks were uneventful. I felt that Frankfurt was the most thorough.
  • Restaurants tend to be a lot noisier than in Europe. People talk very loudly.
  • There are so many homeless people around Union Square.
  • Cramped in my Lufthansa economy class seat, I wondered how many people can be seated in a Boeing 747. Between 366 to 467.
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Nchenga-nchenga is my nickname. is my online playground, scrap book, and on-going collection of bookmarks and interesting quotes. Chiperoni is a Malawian term for cold, grey, rainy weather. I am a bridge blogger somewhere between Basel and Blantyre. The opinions and comments expressed here are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in anyway. So far, this blog is free of advertising or paid articles or similar.

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