have to say, halloween is- odd; though I do better understand the custom having been here for it
about to go back in time again — daylight savings ends here tonight; think I want that extra hour for sleep though, so turning off, and in
saw wynton marsalis last nite (very cool jazz), tegan & sara tonite (incredible — see them live); got thievery corp tomoro nite; love nyc
enjoying spending lots on shopping/food/concerts, but it's the completely free little magic moments that are making me want to move here
I plan to! RT @johnaugust RT @ManMadeMoon Dear BitTorrenters. pleased MOON is popular: 40k active seeds! [...] please buy the DVD as well?
thought I just loved NYC, then I discovered shopping in soho, and ayza: wine and chocolate bar; now I'm smitten, and spending too much money
got soaked on the way home tonight, so I should hate it, but I'm loving this city — and I've never fallen in love with a city this quickly
been up 31hrs now and badly need sleep, but walked a cpl blocks up and down 42nd st and I'm loving nyc already! (people here walk like I do)
arrived safely and checked into the hotel in nyc — beautiful view; chrysler building is half a block away outside my window
but first, travelling into the past — it is now late wednesday afternoon to prep for LA time
took a while but I'm all checked in and cleared security — now in the qantas club lounge for breakfast (thanks todd!)
must remember to keep mouth shut while travelling: http://xkcd.com/651/ "you can't arrest me if I prove your rules inconsistent"
I've an ever-growing shopping list that I'm trying to put off till new york 4 days hence — now thinking I'll travel with just an empty bag
world's funniest island offered a few good laughs, but if it's setting the bar, makes me pity the world's unfunny islands
awesome breakfast late on a saturday afternoon — this is why I love surry hills!
enjoyed Rabbit Hole at NIDA last night; thx @jessicasutton and twitter-provided serendipity
foiled; plane aborted takeoff and we're milling about canberra airport while they reboot the plane — the first resort of tech support
flight to sydney cancelled; lucky we got to the airport early and just made another plane; wouldn't be happy with virginblue if 5 mins later
bumpy ride to canberra and now the cab situation is dire, and there's a storm rolling in; missing sunny sydney!
"Wave's UI is a communications program for folks that don't carry on conversations" http://bit.ly/2LFhRz — looking forward to trying it out
did enjoy dan hill's closing #keynote; especially loved the idea of making the invisible data in our environment visible #wds09
fled #wds09 closing drinks but didn't make it home before the downpour so i've stopped at world square for another drink
off to #wds09 day 2; my big (if delayed) discovery from last year was Chatter (twitter, ambient intimacy); wonder what it'll be this year
I'm most interested in what an architecture-like discipline is going to look like in the web space #wds09 #biz
web's big flaw has been that we're too dev-focussed, skipping straight to tools and platform; we need more architecture; so true #wds09 #biz
adobe and microsoft have to sit as far from each other as possible — should be an interesting panel ;) #wds09 #biz
this io9 article's a cpl weeks old now but might be of interest to anyone who enjoyed this morning's #wds09 #keynote http://bit.ly/frho9
thought it was just open source CMSs that were usability nightmares, but now playing with enterprise ones and they're just as painful
got home before the rain, but there's no food and don't feel like going out in the rain — pâté, wine and icecream for dinner then!
small town shopping centres make a fascinating place for people watching; utterly foreign and still somehow familiar
looking like being a wet and gloomy long weekend; have stocked up on new reading material to get me through
Up is really sweet, a delightful adventure, but I don't think it needed to be in 3d
first run in ages and made almost 11km — was shooting for a pb when a sudden stitch hit — didn't think it was worth rupturing a kidney for
mildly worried by how easy it was to enormously increase my credit card limit; and on an unrelated note: new york here I come