Yearly Archives: 2007

Misc FileMaker-Related Pictures

Just a gallery of miscellaneous FileMaker-related pictures over the year, including visiting the Ottawa office, a team project-launch lunch and the end-of-year holiday lunch.

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Riding Russian Ridge

I usually don’t think to bring my camera along mountain biking, but I did while visiting Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve with the Mere Mortals group this time:

 

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Thanksgiving at the Riggles

Thanksgiving dinner with Dave, Kathie, Linda, Clay, Patty and Troy:

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Riggles’ Old Kitties Home

With extended age, Gaea has developed the habit of no longer using her litter box.  Over the last year she’s been regularly peeing in several different locations throughout my home and none of many different remedies has put a stop to it.  She’s not only ruined the carpet but damaged some walls and the floor beneath.

But thankfully, in July, Dave and Kathie offered to adopt her and let her live out her remaining days in their back yard.  She is of course strictly outdoors now but she does get some attention and has a lot of room to explore.  I bought her a little outdoor cat house to sleep in and can visit her occasionally.

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A New Cat Companion

After checking out a few older cats from various adoption sources, I’ve brought home a new cat from the Humane Society.  I’ve renamed her Hera, after the Greek goddess.

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Ostensibly she’s meant as a companion for Eris now that Gaea is no longer here – but that hasn’t worked out so well.  Even after the very difficult first few weeks of conflict has passed, it’s clear that Eris is not at all happy with another cat in the house.  D’oh.

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Hera’s records are spotty so it’s not clear if she’s four or seven years old.  She’s apparently been given up for adoption multiple times because she has some stomach issues and tends to cough up stomach fluid a lot.  But she’s also a very friendly and beautiful cat – and super strong!  I was tempted to choose Artemis (the hunter) as her namesake but, even knowing better, the name still sounds masculine to me.

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Halloween at the Wellers

My brother was still in town for a visit and could join me for the tradition of the yearly Halloween party at the Wellers:

  

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Halloween at the Drugges

A sci-fi themed Halloween party hosted by Kelli and Brian Drugge.

 

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Halloween at FileMaker

Click on through for pictures from the Halloween festivities at FileMaker, Inc this year:

 

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A Ride out to Drawbridge

My brother and I make a little excursion out to the ghost town of Drawbridge, near Alviso, CA.  And Glenn gets in a little deeper than he intended!  Click through for the gallery:

 

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Runs With Daggers (and Cats)

A couple of pictures illustrating Eris’s efforts to help me with my Halloween costume and construct my Run With Daggers guild tabard:

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Tall Boot Stomp

Just a couple of costume outfits from earlier this year – the second one for attending the show Stomp:

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Weekend Visit to Portland

These are photos from a weekend visit to see my brother Glenn and his wife Michele in Portland, Oregon. On Saturday, we took a little bike ride downtown and rode the new gondola.

 

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A Weekend in Montréal

Taking advantage of a work-paid trip to our FileMaker Ottawa office, I made arrangements to fly into Montréal and visit for the holiday weekend before driving over to Ottawa. This also gave me the opportunity to attend all three nights of the Montréal Fetish Weekend. (Here’s some videos from the event.)

  

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Orlando Amusement Parks

Clay and Patty and I went out to Orlando early (ahead of our FileMaker Developer Conference) to visit a few of the amusement parks.

 

We also got to see a space shuttle launch from the FileMaker Dev conference:

 

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Kwik-E-Mart Opens!

Making a run to the local Kwik-E-Mar (in Mountain View) with Dave and friends!

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(It was a temporary Simpsons promotion with 7-Eleven.)

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iPhone Campout at FileMaker

On June 29th 2007, Apple shipped the first version of the iPhone and on July 25th every Apple employee (including FileMaker employees) received a free iPhone. A few of us decided to celebrate by “camping out” –– fifteen minutes before the handout!

 

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