good bitsMy Presentation went well, good turn out. Free dinner from google, champagne and a load of interesting people. Keynote from Yegge and that Pirate party guy was very awesome. gnat's shirts, and calling Microsoft a predator to their face. Portland beer is the best in the world
Bad bitsMy grandad died, and i missed his funeral I got blisters from hell, that got infected and i can't walk Airline security decided i need a the full screening for a domestic flight. America thinks Starbucks serves coffee.
summaryLinux.conf.au had a higher level of technical detail in the tutorials and presentations. -- but OSCON has a higher level of social decency in the nightly booze... how to combine the two? pirat guy shirts!
this post includes thumbnails of photos by James Duncan Davidson
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Comment by freitasm, on 28-Jul-2007 18:36
Godo to have you back in Kiwiland soon.
Comment by 3g, on 28-Jul-2007 19:06
I TOTALLY agree with your Starbucks comment 8-).
I've had 2 trips to the US this year (with 3 more trips before Xmas) and still haven't found anything that resembles coffee.
On at least one occasion I was tempted to enquire whether they had forgotten to add the expresso to my cup of watery hot milk 8-).
Comment by allan, on 29-Jul-2007 18:34
Just returned myself from four weeks in US and had similar trouble finding coffee to suit my tastes. Did a road trip for a couple of weeks with some US based friends who really liked the petrol station cheap coffees (so-called vanilla flavoured cappuccino). I'm afraid I couldn't stand them.
Interestingly, both my wife and I also got the full security screening on a US domestic flight. United from LA to Denver. United's automatic checkin process would not recognise either my credit card, nor flight booking reference no and I had to use a passport scan to check in - I wondered if it was that which flagged us. According to the secuity official we had been "randomly selected by our airline for further processing". Right....
Comment by deeknow, on 3-Aug-2007 13:57
Portland Beer *is great*, I was at OSCon in 04 which followed the Oregon brewers fest, quite convenient really :-)
Bummer about missing your Pops funeral, similar thing happened when my sister was overseas a few years back and our Grandad died.
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