Reunification

I went to a bit of Swarthmore’s Alumni Weekend. Two-year reunion for me, and five-year for my friends in ’05, many of whom were there. It made me think about (among many other things), my recent trip to Ireland. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” as Santayana put it. I …

Back to London

Dublin was great. Good friends, good places, got in some cricket-watching at TCD, stopped by Devitts (briefly, but did it at least—missed the session) and even got the bus down to UCD for the day. For FoWA, actually. Which was pretty great. I’ve gotta go over the pages of notes I took on the talks …

The Short of It

FoWA conference was great. Good speakers, but the audience was kinda dead. After, party with friends here, tempered by cigarettes. I managed as best I could, but now my clothes smell smoky. Urk.

Ireland

I am here. Flying in, I felt my spirits lighten. It just feels plain better here. I can’t really account for it. I don’t think I want or need to, though. I got in, a spring in my step despite Ryanair being the awful thing it is, and went straight to the center of town. …

How many countries?

Waiting in SFO at 4:40am on a rainy Wednesday, I see a billboard: Verizon advertising service in Mexico and 220 other countries. Aside from the weirdness of this claim given that they are a CDMA network and the world is GSM, so their phones won’t work in other countries, what 221 countries are they thinking …

San Francisco

Lightning trip to SF for a job interview. This is a truly wonderful city; it has what I like about NYC, offset with a certain undefinable Pacificness. The company makes browser-based games, particularly Facebook games. (remember when it was The Facebook? Yeah.) I’m particularly curious about their game design process; I can code, sure, but …

Blogging

Blogging is hard. I forget to do it. So let’s see. Spring is happening—cleaning, enjoying the air, enjoying the light. I’m looking for jobs, but also thinking about how feasible it would be to freelance. The issue is finding enough work, as always. But I think I can do it. If anyone wants web apps …

Power outages

We’ve had a lot of them. This makes TN and everything hosted on it go down. While I can’t really redress the power failures, I can make it easier to tell what the deal is. So status.transneptune.net embeds the status Twitter (@transneptune) and may provide additional info.