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Codecon aftermath - Journal of Omnifarious

Feb. 24th, 2004

03:29 pm - Codecon aftermath

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I had a lot of fun at CodeCon this year. It was an even better event for me to attend than it was in previous years. I need to write down more about my thoughts and impressions of various projects before I forget.

San Francisco was also interesting, though I didn't get to see all that much of it, as usual. Perhaps, when I have more vacation time, I can take a few days vacation after or before CodeCon and see more of San Francisco.

I did get a cold on Saturday. That was pretty irritating, though luckily it did not reach my adenoid gland, cause it to swell up and close off the channel to my middle ear before the planeride back home. I had some extremely spicy food on Monday, and that helped a bit, but I think I'm going to have to wait until it's run its course to eat more so my sinuses will stay cleared out.

I had a brief dinner with Rose. She chose her priorities, and I wasn't one of them. Sadly (for her) she decided that some unreasonable demand her job was making was a higher priority than spending time with a friend she hasn't seen in a year. Though, I expect that the long drive to the San Jose airport probably also was a factor.

I saw eqe there, and we had a fun and interesting several conversations as well. :-)

Most of my more specific comments about CodeCon will be friends-only as I'm not totally comfortable with the information leaking in its rather raw form out into the world at large. :-)

Current Mood: [mood icon] sick

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:February 24th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:February 26th, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)

Re: I had a lot of fun at CodeCon this year.

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Google hosted a party for us all at the San Francisco Hotel W. That's the San Francisco branch of the hotel I stayed in during my Amazon interview. The one I described as 'Goth Powermac'. That was a lot of fun. :-)

Actually, Donald Knuth showed up at that party. He was wearing very formal academic robes. He had just been at an event where he'd been told that formal dress was required. It was the most formal thing he owned. :-) He looked like a wizard in them. :-)

Mostly, people at that party talked the way I will if you ask me about one of my projects. An entire roomful of people talking about that sort of thing, and nobody to tell you that you were boring them, or that nobody wanted to hear about that. Wheee!

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:February 26th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:February 26th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)

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Yes, sort of like that. :-)

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From:oniaka
Date:February 25th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
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A short burst of CS will clear those sinuses up real good. Drain them completely in about 15 seconds. CS is not very pleasant though, but the affects only last a short time and so it might be worth it.
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From:m4y4suk4
Date:February 26th, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
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werez teh picz? (cheeze)
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From:omnifarious
Date:February 26th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
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What pictures?

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