Thursday, April 28, 2005

The E90s arrive

Well, the local BMW dealer is calling to say they want to sell us a car. Great. I really miss our 1982 Saabs. They were so "Saab"! Too bad GM actually wants to make money. Hey, hold on! They aren't! So why not some quirkly-cool niche AWD hybrid turbo funk thing?

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Cool Eatz in Menlo Park

Here in Menlo Park at Chez Cyndi before flying back to Boston in the morning. Someone told me that my flight is exactly three seats overbooked; I should be OK. Had dinner at Flea St Cafe with Cyndi, Phil, Brian, and Becky. Good stuff. Jesse and Francisco rock!

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Post-NAB Post-FCCM Post-Tahoe

After two solid days of the ski, drink, eat, and sleep ritual, the weather is has finally given out. Phil left yesterday afternoon when he heard the magic word "icing". Not sure about Becky and Brian's departure, but we had dinner with them at Mamasake last night. I suspect that they want to avoid the rain and scattered t-storms in the area. Thinking that we will have a nice morning here at Plumpjack with Cyndi and Steve, then off to Palo Alto ville.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Here at Squaw and Alpine

Skied Squaw yesterday. Dinner last night in Tahoe City at Wolfedale with Cyndi, Steve, Phil, Brian and Becky. Off to Alpine this morning.

Alpine today was awesome. All the ususal spring greatness! Corn heaven.

Somehow I have to memorialize the collision bettween Rylan and Phil just downhill from "Expert Shortcut". I didn't see it, so I won't speculate on the situation.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

FCCM 2005

So here we are again at FCCM in Napa. The brain-trust of the reconfigurable computing universe is here to show me the way. Awesome.

We finished out FCCM05 at Taylor's Refresher in St. Helena.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Panic in Boston

Widespread Panic last night was great. Drove down with Melanie. Met up with Ryan, Kaitlyn, Caroline and and all. Drinks before at the loud bar on the outbound side of the Paradise. While I was yacking away, M+K's sketchy-radar (sketch-dar?) went "oooh-oooh!" and there we were. The Agganis Arena is a nice venue. Decent acoustics. Nice seats. But no beer! What's up with that? What part about kids dancing doesn't go better with beer? My dancing anyhow.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Jesse and Barbara

What a pleasant April day for a wedding in San Jose. Everything from the ceremony to the reception to dinner with family was great!

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Michi Mania

About thirty out-of-towners gathered at Michi last night for an orgy of sushi, beer, and sake. Jesse and Barbara seemed pretty cool for the evening before the "big day". I arrived early and that allowed me to have a long view of the tatami room.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Helping United Help Itself

So I have this fantastic idea that should really help save the airlines some money: I suggest that well above 18,000 feet they retract the little landing lights from the wings. This 737's tired flap track cowling was just shaking like the dickens! I feel "See and be Seen" is one thing, but really, at what price?

Then Phil turned me onto this little nugget for those with more dollars than sense!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Ice Out on Lake Massabessic

Well not really, but it is imminent. And with ice out comes the thoughts of spring: Water skiing in stupidly cold water in a dry suit that makes you feel almost as much the dork you really are. Or something. Alexei was asking me today, "So how's the water skiing?" I would have had a witty answer except I was a little crispy from last night's OAR show at UNH. I met "Luke and Laura" which is right up there with "Shawn and Dawn" for couples I know that are convieniently forward error corrected for my lazy memory. The whole Bonnaroo thing will require Hunter Thompson / Chris Lawson like precision and planning. I'll have to find a way to be up for it. Susan painted the powerplant on the Merrimack at the Amoskeg bridge today. I dig the industrial vibe. Like art and technology man, cool!