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Virgin Takes San Francisco Dawn

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GDC was between the end of February and the beginning of March this year. Most of those in the video game industry would stay at the Marriott in front of the Moscone Center, but I ended up staying this year at the Intercontinental. Above is a view from the 29th floor of said hotel.

The photo (of the day! :)) was taken in HDR (-2, 0 , +2) using aperture priority mode (see Trey's guide here for a the best HDR tutorial) on my Nikon D90.

You can see the moon in this shot, which had actually moved between shots!!! You might not easily register it, but your camera will on a tripod and if the shutter is open a long time as it sucks in all the light it can. I hence had to use some layering to show only 1 moon :)

On the bottom right, you can see the ads for Virgin America... possibly the most customer centric airline after Virgin Atlantic: "Fiesta Right Out Of The Gate."

So, let's honor Sir Richard Branson (founder of the Virgin brand and a believer of airline passenger rights) by posting a few of his quotes:
Screw It, Let’s Do It.

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.

Fortunately we're not a public company - we're a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.

A company is people…employees want to know…am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted.

The problem with capitalism is that a few individuals become extremely wealthy. Therefore, with that wealth comes extreme responsibility.

I’ve obviously been born fortunate. I love people. I enjoy every single minute of my life.
 Which is your favorite airline?
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