Wednesday, July 6, 2005

cd ~

So I made it back from my trip to Cape Cod last night. For the record, Seat Guru rules, the seat I got had the most leg room I've ever encountered on an airplane before. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of that particular flight (Jet Blue only has one flight in each direction between Boston and San Jose, and apparently everyone wanted to fly the day after the 4th) I got stuck in the middle seat, but those are the breaks.

At least there were no screaming children sitting behind me this time...

Cape Cod was fun, as usual. The fireworks were great, got to see the family which is always good, and just generaly enjoyed relaxing a bit. Sorry I didn't get a chance to make it to Ernie and Tania's party, I was kind of out of it when I got in Saturday morning, and I just never got motivated enough to drive from Onset to Clinton.

I managed to finish off Quicksilver (yes, finally), so now I'm on to its sequel, The Confusion. Once you get past the first few hundred pages of Quicksilver it actually gets pretty interesting, and The Confusion appears to start right at the interesting part, bypassing the boredom entirely. I'll write up a better review of Quicksilver when I get some free time.

Other than that I spent a fair amount of time hacking on my new Rails based project. No details yet, but I think it's coming along pretty well, and hopefully I'll have a working version online somewhere reasonably soon for people to play with.

Anyway, time to finish going through the bloglines backlog and head off to work.

2 comments:

  1. I'm on the home stretch of "The System of the World" now... the weirdness continues straight through all 3 volumes of this series. Good books to read when you have to fly to Europe on business (I got through 600 pages in 3 days.)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Once you finish vol. 3, re-read Cryptonomicon, it's worth the effort. Stephenson is clearly a man with a master plan.

    ReplyDelete