Tuesday, April 29, 2008

back again for JavaOne

my rental car

does it look any better from the back?

the SunOS car (sans plate)

the SunOS car (sans saturation)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

That Bridge

Go Car!

Super HD Wide Screen At JavaOne

The middle screen appears to be something like three 4:3 projectors driven as one seamless display.

Smaller wide screens either side. With small projected strips in between, and larger panels of strips outside.

Control desk, with one of two large screens for the middle section (another two for the rear section)

They were using HD cameras, and the clarity of the images was remarkable.

Judging from the size of the people on stage, I'd guess that the centre screen is something like 60ft x 15ft!

Lots of seats.

Lots more seats!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Not the (hire) car for Mr Average





Chrysler Grand Voyager (by any other name)

Oh Please!

I arrived in California yesterday afternoon, and checked in to the Larkspur Landing suites in Sunnyvale, CA late last night. I found this delightful (?!) example of American OTT corporate messaging on the bedside table. Somehow, I think it was the Nytol that did the most for my good night's sleep.

Friday, April 27, 2007

One happy 10-year-old on his first real bike

Deeside Cycles may have gone to the wall, but Graham Weigh Cycles lives on! Do I detect an air of smugness on the discerning rider's face? "Do you have a proper road bike? I do. Yes these are 700c wheels, it has 24 gears, and it was put together by Keith at GWC."

Monday, November 27, 2006

It's official, I'm a nerd

I am nerdier than 86% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

I think it was probably the Solaris question that did it for me (an occupational hazard for a performance engineer at Sun). I'm not really very^H^H^H^Hthat nerdy, honest!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A Tale Of Two Piers

The Brighton Pier (formerly, the Palace Pier)

(formerly the West Pier)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Ticket To Ride

breathe in!

crazy driver

self portrait

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San Francisco Cable Cars

they must be mad!

safer (minimum potential energy)

other end of the road

yes, they are mad!
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Food, glorious food!

juke box in diner where we had breakfast this morning

diner where we had dinner last night

chocolate rollers

chocolate waffle cones
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