New York City

I goofed; I missed the last couple of LSB conference calls due to my being terminally busy, and it turns out the LSB meeting was moved to Tuesday (tomorrow). If I had known that, I could have taken the train down to NYC today, instead of getting into the City one day earlier. It also would have made my weekend much less stressful. Oops.

On the other hand, it did mean that I got a lot of chores done on Sunday that I otherwise probably would have otherwise procrastinated, so it wasn’t all bad.

I found that NYC wasn’t as unpleasant as I had remembered it being. I’m not sure why. It may be that I’m staying in a better part of the city (right in the middle of Times Square). Or it might be that I’ve gotten less picky about urban environments since the last time I’ve been down here. It still seems very big and impersonal, especially compared to Boston. Boston has always seemed to me to be about the “right” size for a city.

Also, fortunately the hotel room had a fast Ethernet connection, so I spend the day productively getting work done. And this evening, I wasted time working on improvements to the emacs LJ client. It now handles pictures/user icons, and correctly handles requesting the LJ fast servers if the user has a paid account. Woo hoo! I had a blast. I haven’t had a chance to hack emacs lisp code in a long time; I had forgotten how much fun it was.

(Yes, dear friends, Ted is a geek. Did you ever doubt it?)

And now, time to get some dinner. And one thing NYC does have going for (despite all its faults) it is good food.