Monday, July 13, 2009

GCDS: Wrap-Up

A few things since last blog post:

  • Met lots of people and didn't get stuck with the same group the entire time
  • Got some work toward Amarok done (not as much, thanks to beer/people)
  • Got to talk to Gnomies, civilized conversations

Obligatory pictures:

Picture of Nikolaj taking a picture of the city with a far better camera than mine.

Metal giraffe meets metal man-thing!  I don't know, this was near one of the parties and I thought it was weird enough to merit a photo.

"Taiwanese" restaurant, ended up going 3 times to mainly because it was cheap.  Ranks 4-6 on the 1-10 scale of delicious/price ratio for Chinese food.  The people working there were mainlanders, not Taiwanese.  Not what I'm used to, but amazing enough to find a Chinese restaurant on an island off the coast of Africa I guess.

Paid breathalyzer test!   You blow into a straw into this machine, and it tells you if you can drive or not.  Yeah...

Anyway, a good conference, read everyone else's long blogposts about things that happened and opinions on things and such.  That's all for this one.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I've found an Onity pass card that could be from a hotel or something, it says "Onity innovative thinking" on the front and has operating instructions on the back. If you have lost a card, please let me know.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Gran Canaria: A Few Photos

Words are boring, keeping it short:
  • Good keynote speakers
  • People misconstruing speech
  • Overpriced food
  • Coffee and Ice Cream
  • Bad internet, no plugs
  • Good discussions with cool people
  • Same warm weather each day (twilight zone)
  • People who speak odd/bad Spanish, and no English
  • Having to translate for everyone due to the above

Vodka for breakfast anyone? For some reason the buffet here thought this was a good idea. I suppose the rich old Europeans might get impatient and need something to calm their nerves while their mountains of high-calorie food arrive.

It seems that a ~ is missing in a most unfortunate place. For those of you who don't know Spanish, this cake says something like "Happy anuses."

1/2 a kilo of ice cream for about 6 euros 50. Downed it between Leinir and me.

More to blog at some point when I have more words. This blogpost was a day in the making. That's how long it took to upload my photos without a timeout. Right then, bye for now!