Seeing polar bears in the wild

I have a random idea for a potentially interesting group vacation. Anyone interested in going to see some polar bears in the wild before they become extinct? I’m thinking this might be something that might be worth planning for next year, perhaps. Not a huge...

What a fun rental car!

I just arrived in Austin, and headed to the Hertz car rental to pick up my car. My first hint that something was unusual was when I saw that the car keys were on the dash, instead of in the ignition, and the key looked… funny. Then I noticed the power button,...

Last of the nerd birds…

As write this entry, I’m sitting in First Class (seat 2A), on the absolutely, positively, very last non-stop American flight between San Jose and Boston. This is the red eye, and starting tomorrow, American has stopped all of the non-stops between BOS and SJC,...

An open letter to American Airlines

I understand the concept of scheduling an average of 199 takeoffs and landings every hour continuously between 10am and 3pm at Chicago, when the airport can only sustain 200-202 flight operations per hour, and then when even the tiniest thing goes wrong, the resulting...

Going to the Bay Area

Whee! I’m going to be flying off to San Jose this afternoon!! And I’m going to be there for a whole week, so I should have time to catch up with all of my Bay Area friends that I haven’t seen in far too long. I’m thinking about going to the...

First time in Tokyo!

I safely arrived in Tokyo yesterday afternoon, around 4:30pm local time. The purpose of the trip? To be a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Linux Rapporteur Group, which was commissioned by SC22 to study the question of whether or not ISO should start some Linux...