My Own Stick It! Pictures
by John Kaster,
Inprise/Borland Developer Relations
While Ylonda Davis and I were touring the Pacific Northwest immediately after starting the
Stick It! campaign, we was able to take some pictures of our bumper stickers in some
places you may recognize. You can consider these examples of the types of pictures we think
will be good pictures to take. Of course, we look forward to getting even better
pictures from you.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Our first stop was in Vancouver. It was supposed to be very brief, so we didn't get
an opportunity to take pictures downtown, or find any RCMPs (Royal Canadian Mounted
Police) to hold the bumper sticker. Because of bad weather, we did end up stuck at the
airport for almost 10 hours, so we had a lot of time to take pictures there.
This is a very prominent sculpture in the main lobby of the Vancouver Airport.
This is a picture of the bumper sticker on the ... uh ... bumper of a Vancouver
This is the driver of the next limo in line. He felt left out.
A "Canadian" bear outside one of the airport shops.
He was a very helpful bear.
Originally, we were supposed to go from Vancouver to Portland, Oregon but the weather
changed our plans. We arrived in Portland at 9:45pm the night of the meeting (which
would have been over by that time) so we just hopped on another plane from there
and continued on to Seattle, where we had an extra day to take pictures. The extra
day paid off.
This picture is taken in front of the original
Starbucks. Yes, the one that
started them all. I left the address in just to prove that this is indeed the original
Another Starbucks picture.
Just for completeness, the other bumper sticker.
The original Starbucks is just down the street from the famous Pike Place Market. One
of the markets at Pike Place is a large fish market, where your purchases are literally
thrown to you by the merchants, while all the people working at the market carry on
rapid conversations in loud voices. Quite a tourist attraction.
The pig on the sidewalk in front of the market has heard it all before, however.
She was unimpressed, and was unmoved by anything going on across the sidewalk from her.
No Stick it! photo tour would be complete without a trip to Redmond, Washington, the home
of Microsoft. The rain
actually stopped for a little while, and Ylonda and I were able to take some pictures on
the Microsoft campus.
The original, boring Microsoft corporate sign at the main entrance to the Microsoft
The vastly improved Microsoft sign.
An alternative shot.
Ylonda and I would have taken some more pictures, but one alert Microsoft employee called
security on her cell phone while driving in, and a security guard was interrogating us within
two minutes of us starting to take the pictures. Ylonda explained that we were on a scavenger
hunt, and he let us go. And gave us an escort off the campus.
Note! This is probably a good time to mention that we will not post bond or bail anyone out of jail for putting these bumper stickers up somewhere highly recognizable. You will probably win instant fame among the community, but that's the option you have to weigh.
San Jose, California
After safely departing Redmond, Ylonda and I flew from Seattle to San Jose to
return to work. On the flight, I thought I saw a familiar face getting on the plane. I was right.
When I called Anders Hejlsberg by name, he looked up, and I knew I had an excellent Stick It! photo opportunity. I explained to him about the bumper stickers. He laughed and agreed to meet me outside the terminal, so I could get a picture of him holding the bumper stickers.
Here's another shot, in case you like this one better.
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I hope you enjoy these pictures and they inspire you to take some great ones of your own. If you have suggestions for photos you'd like to see, please comment on this article and maybe one of our community members can get the shot for you. Until next time, this is your intrepid photo journalist, signing off.