Category Archives: Travel

Whistler in the Summer

We got back on Sun­day from a few days at Whistler, where we spent some days of vaca­tion with my broth­er and his fam­i­ly. While we all nev­er felt very rushed, we man­aged to get quite a few activ­i­ties in while we were there, includ­ing a gon­do­la and chair­lift trip up to the top of […]

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A Final Reckoning on WWDC '08

Now that I’ve had some time to think about last week (besides the event I report­ed on in the pre­vi­ous post­ing), I thought it would be good to offer some last­ing impres­sions. While I’m not a com­put­er pro­gram­mer, I under­stand most of the con­cepts behind the dis­ci­pline. That said, much of Apple’s Devel­op­er Con­fer­ence was […]

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A Memorable Journey

I’ll do a wrap-up post on my time at WWDC, but I felt that I had to write about this first. On the way back to Van­cou­ver from San Fran­cis­co, I had sched­uled a shut­tle, but at the last minute, can­celed and decid­ed to use BART again. It was one of those deci­sions that I’ll […]

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Greetings from WWDC

I final­ly have a free moment where I’m not in a con­fer­ence ses­sion, am awake, and have Inter­net. (More about that in a bit). The flight down was unevent­ful. Need­less to say, get­ting to the air­port 2 hours ahead of time proved just enough to get me to the gate about 15 min­utes before board­ing […]

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Counting Down

In just six days, I’ll be head­ing down to San Fran­cis­co to attend Apple’s World­wide Devel­op­ers Con­fer­ence (also known as WWDC). After all of these years, I’ve nev­er been to one of these. I’ve been to more Mac­World Expos then I can count, and even attend­ed 2 or 3 years of MacHack, the annu­al code-all-night-and-show-off-your-clever-kludge-in-the-morn­ing […]

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