Random thoughts of wisdom - the personal blog of Michael Holm Andersen

Thailand ..a different world!

Hanne and I spent our whole summer vacation in Thailand (4 weeks), which is an awesome place. We loved it, and are definitely planning to go there again! The country has a lot of (for us) really nice “features”: the weather, (very) friendly people, it’s (really) cheap (compared to Denmark), and fro... [More]

Going to TechEd EMEA 2008 Developers

Everything is booked and confirmed, so I thought I'll let you know that I'm going to TechEd EMEA 2008 Developers in Barcelona (10-14 November), and I'm really looking forward to experience TechEd. If you're going, please let me know - we can team up and drink a beer, have a piz... [More]

The best hotel on the beach.

If you ever decide to visit Los Angeles, I highly recommend staying at the Venice Beach Cotel  It's of course located at Venice Beach, directly on the broadwalk only 100 meters from the beach/ocean. The staff is really, really helpful and... [More]

Waiting for our plane

Our airplane is 3 hours late!! - I'm sitting in San Diego National Airport which (as one of the few!) airports actually have free WiFi (nice! - making the wait time more acceptable!). The last few days in Los Angeles have been great fun. We met with our friends Joachim and Anette (check Joachims... [More]

Hoover Dam

We went to Hoover Dam the other day. It's truely an impressive structure. I've been there before (on my first visit to Vegas), but it was Hannes first visit and she took +100 pictures of the structure and even a small video (with our Powershot A80 digital camera) which I promised to put up o... [More]

It's Grand!!

We went to Zion National Park and Grand Canyon, North Rim yesterday .. and now I know why it's called the Grand Canyon!!  :-)

Doing the strip.

We've arrived at Las Vegas - the ultimate fun town .. and it sure is both fun and HOT!! - Today we reached 107F (41,6C) - Thank God for air conditioning, I say. Today we went to Hoover Dam and tomorrow we'll be shopping and going to see the JUBILEE show (the most popular show in Ve... [More]


Many things can be said about the Americans, but they do know how to put together a show! - We went to SeaWorld yesterday, mostly to see the Killer Whales and Dolphines. I figured it was a great way to try out the video functionality of my new K810 phone - Click here to download (9.03 mb) .. th... [More]

San Diego - Pictures

The first pictures from our trip to Siggraph 2007 have been uploaded to the gallery. You can have a look at (I know, weird domain name! :-) - The gallery will be updated as we continue our journey throughout California, so be sure to check back.

San Diego .. here we are!

After more than 28 hours of travelling, Hanne and I have set foot on San Diego ground :-) .. Today we've been walking around the city and taking a 2 hour trip around the harbour, looking at a lot of US Navy ships and of course the San Diego Convention Center - home of Siggraph 2007 - w... [More]