May 16th, 2008



  • 08:47 Kids delivered to school, doing a run by work to grab business cards, do a check for swag (though I think we're out). Then back to packing #
  • 10:22 Have synced half dozen svn repositories for 6.5 hour flight. Electronics are charged. Clothes are packed. I think I might be ready to fly. #
  • 11:55 @neil: i know! Ridiculous. San Francisco is not supposed to be 80 degrees #
  • 12:28 Apparently they need to power cycle the engines, so we won\'t be boarding for at least another 30 minutes. Damn you, jetblue! #
  • 13:06 Jetblue website says estimated departure time: 2.30. Gate agent says "we don't know, we\'ll tell you more in 10 minutes." communication ftw #
  • 14:06 Schmidt on a plane! Only two hours late. SF arrival time 6.15, supposedly. #
  • 20:22 @ajturner: plans for tomorrow? Flight just landed me at sfo, and tomorrow is empty of hacking so far. Don't really want to go down to svale #
  • 20:51 Wondering why bart sat for 7 minutes, doors closed, with empty seats and people like me standing outside, before leaving sfo stop... #
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Travellin' Man

Flew out of Boston yesterday for San Francisco. JetBlue plane had an oil leak coming in that they couldn't fix, so we left two hours late due to needing a new plane; landed about one hour late. Made my way through a Very Hot San Francisco -- 95+ degree heat is somewhat unusual for this city. Overall, travel was easy, if slow.

Made it to Neil's, chilled out, caught up on email, prepped a bike for travel to UPXIII, where dinner was. I did question whether biking to UPXIII was the best plan for a flatlander like me. After making it to the house, I decided that it definitely was an ... interesting idea. The house is essentially on Bernal Hill; this means that I was biking up a pretty damn brutal hill to get to the house. In the end, I made it without stopping, but it was definitely a hard push, and it took me about an hour to really recover completely.

Dinner was fantastic. A four course meal for 15 people cooked by the people themselves (though I mostly stuck to doing dishes). Soup, fruits, sea scallops, lovely dessert. All in all, the entire thing was probably some of the best food I've had outside of a restaurant; and some of itw as actually better than I've had in most restaurants. (The experience actually reminded me of Craigie Street Bistrot, which I've been to once-and-only-once.)

Got back around 1am -- 4am body clock time -- and slept for about 4-5 hours.

Currently sitting around, catching up on various things. Looking like my plan for the day is to hack in the same meatspace as Rich and Schuyler (possibly at crucially's, I guess?) and then hit up The Dubliner, over in Noe Valley, starting around 7/7:30, for hacking with other geo-minded folks.

Conference starts tomorrow in Mountain View; need to arrange a way for me to get there before then :)