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Headlines for Friday:
Work on research
|A||X||@0000-0200 Facilitate business relationship between QSR and Direct Leap|
|A||X||@0830-1130 Viz workshop, MaRS, room CR-3|
|A||X||@1330 IBM call - details|
|A||X||@1830 ROM: Art appreciation day|
|B||X||@2030 Sushi on Queen: Clara Fong, Kevin, and Kai Fai Ho?|
|A||X||Braindump notes from viz workshop|
Will blog more after my nap. Met lots of interesting people, whom I e-mail and (maybe even) snail-mail soon.
When Simon called me up to say that he was really excited about working with QSR because of their interest in Asterisk but that they hadn't gotten in touch with him yet, I said, "Really? That's it, I'm going to make something happen."
So I did. I didn't have anyone from QSR online in my buddy list, but I knew that if anyone could find people, it would be Clair Ching. (Tip: If you ever need any kind of information, no matter how obscure, ask a librarian!) She gave me Ian's cellphone number. I tried calling it up, but my cellphone seems to be blocked for international calls. She called it up, but Ian didn't answer. I sent a text message to Ian asking him to go online.
Clair also pointed me to other QSR people like Marvin Pascual. Marvin told me that Ian was probably out to lunch or en route to dotPH because it was Friday. He gave me Ian's Yahoo Messenger ID and dug up Myna's cellphone number. I remembered that Ian told me I should talk to Myna about business development opportunities, so it was terrific that they were traveling together.
I noticed that I had a Google chat message from J. Angelo Racoma. I remembered that Angelo's associated with dotPH, so I asked him to track Ian down, possibly by calling the dotPH folks. Angelo set that in motion, too.
... and when I saw Ian's Yahoo Messenger status change, I was, like, "w00t!" I messaged, "Thank you for letting me assert my SUPER GEEK GIRL POWER and renicing myself to -20!"
Big, big, big kudos to Clair Ching, J. Angelo Racoma, and Marvin Pascual for helping me track Ian down and get him online right then and there. I owe homemade cookies and lasagna all around. You rock.
Simon and Ian had a great conversation threshing out the technical aspects of the project. I think they were basically establishing that they knew what they were talking about and that the other person did, too. While they were doing this, Myna and I chatted about the business side of things.
Good stuff. I think it'll be a terrific fit, and I look forward to seeing what'll come of it. I'm glad I helped make that phone conversation happen, if only because I exerted enough will for them to get around to talking. I knew they'd have a good conversation, but it's sometimes hard to get around to it what with everything else going on.
Sometimes you just have to make things happen.
Past MediaG8way weirdness aside (Remember Digital Pinay?), they've also done some pretty cool things. And even if they didn't, no one deserves to die that way.
E-Mail from Jim Ayson