June 21, 2005
ILC 2005 x 1/2

2% - BEES

I drove the Chrysler up to Palo Alto tonight; I figured I could handle two days of ILC 2005. All four windows rolled down, as neck suggested.

The car's been making a little bit of a new noise the past week or two, since I got the new alternator and belt. I hoped that the noise wasn't foreshadowing a terrible breakdown somewhere in the central valley, which I like to think of as the most midwestern part of California, being both very flat and a region of the state that is usually crossed at maximum speed by Los Angeles people shuttling to the Bay area, and vice versa. A breakdown at night would mean being out on the highway when the fog rolls in. Daytime in the central valley isn't as brutal now as it will be once summer really gets going, but it still wouldn't be fun to be stuck on the side of the 5 with the sun beating down on me.

At least I have a brand new radiator, so the classic scenario of overheating on the Grapevine isn't too likely.

I'm a little surprised not to have seen anything on Planet Lisp from people at ILC. (Oh, looks like Franz just posted some photos. Hm, they have some older pictures up, too. Whoa--check me out in 1998!) Four days is a little much for me; I wonder what tradeoffs would be involved in doing a two day conference.

Posted by jjwiseman at June 21, 2005 01:28 AM

Hey are you in the Bay Area this week? You gonna be around Thurs or Fri? Give us a call if you have any free time.

Posted by: Tensegrity Dan on June 21, 2005 10:17 AM

is there anything to do in palo alto? i need to escape from stanford, and sf is too far.

Posted by: goo ber on June 21, 2005 03:46 PM

Gotta love the philg-without-the-cash impersonation in this post.

Posted by: Christian NybÝ on June 22, 2005 08:07 AM

Oh, the Chrysler of which I speak is a single-prop composite-bodied gps-enabled parachute-equipped airplane.

Posted by: John Wiseman on June 22, 2005 08:54 AM
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