In packing my house up to move, I am going through boxes of my technology and Autodesk history items and having a blast remembering all the tech and fun times.
There is a slew of my phones and PDA, from the Palm to the super teeny iPhone 5s. The Blackberry with the missing scroll ball saved my life many years ago while in my shirt pocket during a gas fireplace explosion, and my Blackberry was taking the shard of glass instead of me. The other Blackberry was fried when we at Autodesk tested the world's largest HD screen array at the time for a huge live crowd 360-degree immersive demo at Autodesk University with a wireless network of high-power computers. I learned to not stand in the middle of all those machines due to the radio frequencies or EMF and my screen showed crazy Unicode characters and never worked again. Then Autodesk CEO Carl Bass was standing nearby and showed the fried Blackberry said, "Cool!".
There was also a bonus USB-based CD-ROM player. Today this is a real nice find since most laptops and computers don't have a CD-ROM reader.
I am also looking through many old documents and photos. I even found my original new employee packet from 23 years ago including the ribbon from the balloon that was placed on my cubicle. I also found a memo from Autodesk founder John Walker from 1987.
Who remembers that Autodesk University2002 was a Blast? Definitely James.
Funny photo of the thrill ride at the top of the Las Vegas Stratosphere Shaan Gilmour, Alex Lepeska, James Wedding, and unidentified thrill rider.
Yes, James definitely had a blast that he will never forget.