Chris Lang’s Birthday Extravaganza 2009

Yep, Chris Lang’s Bday extravaganza rears it’s head for a week of who knows what 2009 style

It’s that time of year where I take a day or two off or in this case a week and you get the presents.

We leave for San Diego today and it’s full speed ahead, here’s a little of our itinerary for the next 30 days.


You will be able to see right where we are and zoom in easily to see where we are and what we are doing in the Google Latitude map on the right. You can check on our progress and come hook up with us over the course of the next week.

First off Margie and I will be speaking at the Drexel University in Sacramento, California, on Google Wave and Google Friend Connect at 6:30 PM on September 10th, more on this later.

In the mean time checkout the itinerary below.

Paradise Cove Malibu – burgers & cocktails on the beach is where the beach scenes from the Rockford Files series was shot in the 70’s. Gotta go check this one out… Here’s the official site…

Drive from Monterey toward Gilroy thru the Pacheco Pass and stop at the Casa de Fruta it started as a fruit stand and now is a unique Americana retailing roadside mecca. Stop for a half hour or so – buy something ;^D. 30 years ago they use to have a worker who was called the cup flipper who was on the Johnny Carson show several times.

Google Map

From there it’s a 2 1/2 to 3 hour speed drive to Sacramento with no stops – nothing very exciting to see. If you need a burger, there”s an In-And-Out on March Lane in Stockton.

See you in Sacramento! – Julie

Day One

Gotta run out the door, packed and got this post up at like 3AM so tomorrow we will be posting more right here just like last year, tomorrow.

Don’t be shy, chime in in the comments below, give me a call at 480 464 0597 and if you are along the way in Califoria, let’s hook up for a birthday beer.

Here’s a birthday gift for you: Impact PopUp sticky not Windows app. (sorry MAC guys)

This is an executable file for Windows. So right click it, select “Save as” and then save it to the desktop.

Once you have downloaded it you can scan it with your antivirus and spyware software to confirm it is junk free.

This is a handy little app that does the work for you. If you edit the image file it creates is Photoshop you can generate some impressive effects.

I have been using this for years and since not many are using it these days it’s conversion rate should be high. Website Magazine currently uses one of these cute little sticky notes on their site so it must be effective. Have fun with this but don’t overuse it. HTML popups can be annoying.

Check back here tomorrow for video of us on the Stars and Stripes in San Diego…

Day Two

After a very calming week in San Diego we are now headed up the Pacific Coast Highway outside of San Francisco to Google.

Right click the file below and select save as, and save it to your desktop. If you do not do this the file will come up empty.

NOTE:Use 7Zip to open it, OTHER zip file utilities may not work and this is a great free utility that opens RAR file and GZ files too. Not to mention it will ZIP files up to half the size of most other utilities.

Here is your next present for my bday, the mp3 of me and Jack Humphrey discussing Google Friend Connect and YouTube.

Don’t miss Out! My members site subscribers are getting $200 in REAL PRODUCTS that I have never offered before. The price is going up when Google Wave is released in a few weeks and I have a huge JV in the works. Join my members site now and get ready for Google Wave.

NOTE: This is a PayPal link so if you want to use your credit card don’t log into PayPal and follow the link labeled Don’t have a PayPal account? and you can use your debit card without a PayPal account.

Day Three on the Pacific Coast Highway

This was the prettiest spot on the Pacific Coast Highway between Big Sur and Carmel.

Here’s the album of the beaches and sites along the way…

Back to work…

Well I hope you enjoyed sharing my birthday week, but here is one last goodie for you, the MP3 of Jack Humphrey and I talking about my inside knowledge of Gwave.

Right click the file and select save as and save it to your desktop.

Extract the file to your desktop and then it will play in any audio player as it is an MP3 file.

Jack Humphrey Mp3

Hope you enjoyed my birthday week, let’s do it again next year. – Chris


  1. Posted September 2, 2009 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    I remember Dennis Conner, he was over in my home town (Fremantle) in the early eighties when we took that big shiny cup off him ;-)

    Actually I won’t gloat, as the man behind our win was a total AH. Happy Birthday Chris, have a great week.

  2. Posted September 2, 2009 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    Have fun Chris! That is awesome. I will be teaching kids how to pass the High School exit exam, and breathing smoke from the fires.
    Maybe I am a little jealous.

  3. Posted September 2, 2009 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    European kings used to give gifts on their birthdays. Chris, king of Gwave, keeps the tradition alive.

  4. Posted September 2, 2009 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    I wont download anything Chris, but I do wish that you have a safe & enjoyable birthday.

  5. Posted September 2, 2009 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    WOW! Sounds like a great time! California keeps calling me for some reason, but I think I’m only going to make it to Utah :(

    Happy birthday, Chris! I like to celebrate mine for a month and the best birthdays I had were when I got to celebrate at 3 or 4 different places in the world. ENJOY!

    I look forward to more learning and implementing GWave and Friend Connect!

    aka GutZy Woman

  6. Posted September 2, 2009 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Well, if you did have someone with you that’s interested in SHOPPING, your path from Monterey to Sacramento goes right past the HUGE Factory Outlet Stores at Vacaville! They are humongous! Ginormous! the only one I’ve seen that’s this kind of huge is in New Hampshire.

    I”m 2.5 hours North of Sacramento. Looking forward to details on your Google Wave appearance.


  7. Posted September 2, 2009 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    (Duh, I guess you wouldn’t be going past Vacaville if you’re taking the route that goes through Stockton)

  8. Posted September 2, 2009 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Happy Happy Birthday Chris!

    The Sacramento Press wants to know Margie’s last name for the press release.

    And Barb, we can send him to the Vacaville outlets when he leaves Sacramento on his way to the Googleplex in Mountain View. ;^D

  9. Posted September 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Chris, sounds like life has gotten much better for you since the last time we spoke, glad to hear it!!

  10. Posted September 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s been a wyear or so since I was last in Cali and judging by the weather we are having in good old Manchester UK Iwish I was there right now.

    Have a top birthday Chris and thanks a million for all the great content.

    Much appreciated mate

  11. Posted September 3, 2009 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    Happy B’day Chris, and thanks

  12. Posted September 3, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Hope your birthday was fantabulous!

  13. Posted September 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m a little late, but happy b=day chris… You’re one of a kind.