Archive for the ‘General Commentary’ Category

Invasion of the Pod People: Google Zurich

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I really don’t know how I missed this UFO sighting, but Google’s offices in Zurich are surrealistic and look almost hallucinogenic. This one looks like a scene out of the SciFi film, Invasion of the Pod People“:

Google Zurich: Alien Pod Cubicles

Google Zurich: Alien Pod Cubicles

I’m well aware of Google’s penchant for whimsical office environments — not only have I seen some of the offices at Google Headquarters a few times, but I also covertly photographed the Google Radio offices here in Dallas-Fort Worth, back when they opened next to my office at Superpages:

Google Playroom in Dallas, Texas

Google loves to make their offices playful, giving them a happy, enjoyable atmosphere. They often incorporate bright, primary colors of red, blue, and yellow, which calls to mind their logo colors.

Some have referred to Google’s Headquarters in Mountain View disparagingly as (more…)

Texas Stadium Implosion – Huge Demolition Event

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

I got up excruciatingly early today (4:30 am) in order to drive down and document the demolition of the gigantic Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, about 5 mile south of where I live. Texas Stadium was the home field to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys football team, and had hosted many other events as well ever since it was built in 1971.

It took me relatively little time to get up and get ready. I went prepared, taking my camera, leftover danishes to breakfast upon, milk, tea, bottled water, jacket, dust mask, goggles, a folding-chair, and my Nikon Coolpix camera. (more…)

My Interview At Nifty Marketing

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Mike Ramsey interviewed me over at Nifty Marketing: “Local Search Talk Series Part 4: Chris Silver Smith Interview“.

Previous interviews in the series include Matt McGee, Dev Basu, and Miriam Ellis.

I’m not at all sure that our group should be spilling all the local search ranking secrets to Mike in this way! Way, way, way too openly!

For myself, I cite the excuse that I was high on dental anesthetics at the time, which are the equivalent of being given truth serum. I was drugged, dammit! ;-)

Welcome to Nodal Bits!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Nodal Bits - thoughts, ideas and online businessHi, welcome to my new blog, Nodal Bits!

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for so long, without ever having launched my own blog before! Doesn’t it seem odd? (more…)