June 2006

Military Spending

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Don’t listen to me. Listen to the CIA.

Updated Link, thanks Michael.

Italian Restaurant Saga Continues

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I decided I may as well indulge the jokers at MyTravelGuide and post a review for my alleged Italian restaurant. Note the red area, indicating “pros and cons” of the review.

My Italian Restaurant

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

I recently did a vanity search for “Andrew J. Montalenti” on Google, only to find the prestigious travel site “MyTravelGuide.com” had usurped my personal website for the #1 hit. In particular, the developers of this site seem to be convinced that “Andrew J. Montalenti” is an Italian restaurant which happens to have my address and phone number. You can post reviews, photos, whatever you like.

I did think it kind of odd when I started receiving letters in the mail offering me things like ice sculptures at wholesale prices, china with my restaurant logo imprinted on it, and kitchen supplies. Clearly, someone was told that my name was simply the name of a badass italian restaurant in Manhasset, and it’s stuck.

Well, every time someone has posted a profile on my “restaurant,” I’ve requested it be taken down. But the folks at MyTravelGuide.com are basically unresponsive. So, I decided to post a photograph of the restaurant, since I know it better than anyone else.

Does anyone know how to find out what marketing database thinks I am a restaurant, so I can purge this misconception once and for all?

Graduated

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

I just recently graduated from NYU, and am taking a much-deserved break from computing. So this blog may not get updates for a few weeks.

On the bright side, I’m going to Argentina for six weeks. See you in Buenos Aires.