Dot Com Pho – Pho Tan Edition

While we’re calling this episode of Dot Com Pho the Pho Tan edition because it was held at Pho Tan, it could have been call the everyone was late edition because most everyone showed up late. I doubt this had to do with the location because was pretty easy to find. At any rate, better late than never, or so Ed thought.

We had a nice turn out of a dozen people making it out for the weekly Pho fest, including some camera shy newbies. Their names are in the credits but you won’t see them in the video. For the Pho Tan edition of Dot Com Pho, we have the Vancouver Blogger Meetup, the gadget of the week, financial tip of the week, phone call from the President Elect, iPhone app of the week, blog test dummy, Twitter shout outs and where the hell is Ed.

Dot Com Pho was filmed using a Flip Mino digital camcorder and edited with iMovie 08 on the MacBook Air. See you next week!

36 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Pho Tan Edition”

  1. BusinessX says:

    Again, looks like a great Pho meet-up. Inspires to do a local meetup as posted earlier.

    1. Looks like a great turnout this week!

      1. Looks like a killer turnout! Awesome time

    2. Sohail says:

      Looks great indeed. If you have some friends who are bloggers its always good idea to arrange such meetings for discussions etc.

  2. yay!!! I was Pho-Shouted!! woohoo! My Domain name was mispelled, but it’s okay. *=) It’s

    Just curious… Are there ever any women at Dot Com Pho??!! (besides the lovely Mrs. Chow?)

    1. John Chow says:

      Ya, Greg Morgan’s girlfriend and Lemmy’s wife were both there.

      1. Awesome! Of the few dotcom-types of meetups that I attend, I am almost always the only girl. I don’t really mind… I was just curious. πŸ™‚

    2. Kok Choon says:

      Yeh, get some pretty gals…!

      1. Sohail says:

        πŸ˜‰ well let it remain this way

  3. Michael Kwan says:

    Regarding the comment about “after tax”, don’t forget that also applies to the income side of things too. Just because you get paid $X per month does not mean that you have the same amount to spend as you see fit. It’s after tax.

    And whoa! Lemmy was there? How did he not make the video (and only the credits)?

    1. John Chow says:

      Because him and Sharon showed up so late that we’ve finished filming by the time they came.

  4. Kok Choon says:

    Haha..! Very funny, president calling! 20K+ tax, that’s hurt! Fortunate where I live has low tax on property.

  5. Thanks for the Pho shout out. Next time your back in Toronto I’ll definitely come to one.

    btw your spam filters need to be updated, these guys keep getting through.

  6. browie says:

    Sweet video, too bad for your 22K crap.

    I love the iPhone App that’s perfect.

  7. Stephen says:

    Yes, my favourite hobbies are motorboating in BC, and massages.

    I can’t believe Lemmy showed up! Too bad Kwan wasn’t there. I know he wanted to throw down πŸ˜†

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      I’ve long since buried the hatchet. If he’s still holding a grudge, so be it.

    2. Gary says:

      It was made very clear at DCP that Lemmy loves all things Apple and Mac-related. Who would’ve thought! πŸ˜‰

  8. Raul says:

    Thanks for the t-shirt and for giving some exposure to Vancouver Bloggers Meetup! πŸ™‚ I had a good time at my very first DotComPho!

    1. I am waiting for a T shirt contest from John

  9. Mike Huang says:

    Wow, I wonder if the Twitter shoutouts are still as effective as before the guest post I submitted πŸ˜€ I may try it again soon and have a follow-up post for ya, John.


  10. Looks like a great turnout this week!

  11. Zath says:

    Tax can always be a nasty surprise if you don’t factor it in at the beginning that’s for sure. I can also certainly see some interesting uses for that iPhone app!

    Thanks for the Twitter shout-out guys, have a good weekend!

  12. Diana Rupert says:

    I wish I could be part of the next event. When will be the next event?

  13. Josten says:

    dang i missed the chance for a twitter shoutout
    next week i will definitely be on top of it

  14. I wonder when is the next Dot Com Pho in Toronto

  15. Rowell says:

    I love the Barack Obama phone call scene haha!

  16. Tax can always be a nasty surprise if you don’t factor it in at the beginning that’s for sure.

  17. d3m0nb0y says:

    Nice event! Great turnout!

  18. I did a dot com pho twitter shoutout but I think I hit it too early. It was right after you said you were there but people were late.

    I got caught up in buying my daughter a new puppy, so I ended up missing it a little later.

    Maybe next week! Or maybe you could just do a John Chow shoutout in a blog post. >:)

  19. Diana Rupert says:

    nice event. hope I can watch it next time

  20. John, have you ever thought about having a live webcast of Dot Com Pho? I think it would be really interesting, aside from having to watch people eat for a little while.

  21. John, You ever gonna hold one of these in california?

  22. how do i find out where the next one is so that i can come and crash it.

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