Archive for November, 2005
Here are two links that are very interesting for those of us who have kids. The first is a post by Julie Leung that asks how to get kids in to computers. Nat Torkington of Perl and Oreilly fame writes on the radar about his escapades. Ted Lueng follows up with his own story.
Great reads for all and insights into getting my 3 more hacker zealots
[via Martin] I found that John Vlissides has passed away. John was one of the Gang of Four author - this most cherished book by programmers and architects alike.
As a fellow IBMer, reader, fan, supporter and admirer I am thankful for John’s existence here on earth and will celebrate his life by following what he taught..
We are spending this Thanksgiving weekend in San Antonio. Thanks to my staying at Hiltons for the past 5+ years, I have accumulated points to stay at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio for 4 days.
This is my first Thanksgiving that was warm and in upper 80s all thru this weekend.
We drove to SA on Thanksgiving day to have the family meal at the local Hyatt. This is my first time in the city of San Antonio and I am extremely impressed by it. The day of Thanksgiving we found the streets (Downtown) littered with people walking the streets, while the rest of the US of A was on holiday mode. The river walk was what caught my attention as we walked past the Hilton to the Hyatt. Most of the restaurants on the reiverwalk was open and serving. It was amazing to see variety of people wandering about on the American holiday. It was also hearterning to see people from all walks of life and from a variety of ethnicity. We heard French, Portugese, English, Chinese, Hindi, Telugu, Japnese, Tagalog and even Spanish on our walks.
They have a tradition here (SA) to parade the boats on the river with folks from all over standing on the reiverwalk to kickstart Christmas celebrations..they also light the city with festival lights the same day - the day after Thanksgiving.
We got to partake in that by sitting along the riverwalk, witnessing boat parade with various floats and the city being lighted.
San Antonio is a mix between the best of Amsterdam, Las Vegas and New Orleans. I have enjoyed it more than any other city I have visited so far. It has a lots of neat stuff to do for adults, kids and elders alike. Its very young while still preserving its glorious past.
I will post pictures once I get back home…
Thank you for everything this year and many more to follow…
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
raj and family
I was really hoping to attend this one, but due to the new job and travels I couldnt. I had sent info about the seminars to two of my buddies and it was actually great to see my friend NC attend the Rails Studio..
You can see him working diligently on the course behind the brotha…
Nate - hook me up with the goodies …
I have been enjoying the night view of the SF skyline. I stayed at one of the premier hotels downtown and due to my status (points I have accumulated by staying with them for EVER), I was able to get into the executive lounge on 46th floor. The windows were broad and opened onto East side of San Francisco. In the AM, I had breakfast watching commuters on Bay Bridge to and from Oakland. At night, I was able to work in peace watching the boats, planes and other lighted moving objects that added to the glitter of the skyline.
The view from my room wasnt bad either - I woke up to moon setting over the bay and a view of Golden Gate bridge.
I did miss my family and wish they were there to enjoy this with me
One of these days………
THIS is true geekery..I wish I had the code power to implement something like this…
I have Slashdot on my blog list and scan headlines regularly. Recently, I came to follow another neat site called Digg. I seem to like it better than Slashdot. I aslo see that there are others who think this as well.
I met with two smart kids (Eric and Jon) on Thursday night at San Fran. We talked about web design, Yahoo (who Jon works for), Google, history, girls, Macromedia, Flex etc. One thing that came up time and again was that Slashdot seems to have biases towards Yahoo among other biases. So I think its only interesting that Digg is gaining readership. I forgot to mention about Digg to Jon and Eric..
Jon I will take your offer to visit the Yahoo campus