December 30, 2005
What I love about Berlin
- Children. Lots of children in the streets. These days on sleds. (The lack of children is, btw, one of the reasons I dislike London).
- < EUR 10 meals (food + drink). Factor that by x 2 if you visit Copenhagen.
- Conferences with 16 gbit (gigabit!!) uplinks. Too bad the Wi-Fi network was oversaturated and provided 20 kbit at best, but fortunatly there were plenty ethernet ports all over.
- A city of neighborhoods. With life on street level in housing areas, not just along the main arteries.
- People with an aura of creativity and change, unlike the Danes who are becoming worringly comfortable and self-satisfied with little incentive to change.
- The sound of snow squeeking beneath my boots. (Admitted, time of year dictates that).
- Breakfast at 3 pm, lunch at 8. (Gets me more on schedule with my West coast colleagues).
December 09, 2005
Ruby, Open Source and O'Reilly in London
As Nat so kindly let Radar readers know, I will on behalf of O'Reilly be in London this Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 14- 15), meeting with emerging tech and open source people.
Robert McKinnon emailed suggesting that I drop by the London Ruby Users Group Wednesday 7 pm meeting for "an informal presentation or two at [his] offices, then go to the pub".
I hope to meet during the daytime with many others, but also I read the invite as open and encourage anyone remotely interested to show up for Robert & co's red-hot Ruby meetup or beer afterwards.
London Ruby Users Group Meetup
When: Wednesday Dec 14, 7 pm
Where: TradingScreen office, 71 Kingsway 4th Floor, London WC2B 6ST
Onto the pub
Around: 8:30 pm
Where: The Shakespeare's Head (JD Wetherspoon), 64-68 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6BG