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Old-World Week · I spent most of last week in An­twerp at Devoxx 2012, prob­a­bly the biggest de­vel­op­er event in Europe. The Euro­pean con­text was front-of-mind since, for recre­ation, the week be­fore I’d been oc­ca­sion­al­ly read­ing US right-wingers in­tro­spect­ing on why they’d lost the elec­tion and where Amer­i­ca is go­ing. A re­peat­ing theme is how the US is at grave dan­ger of be­com­ing like Europe; they’re con­vinced that that’s Barack’s hid­den agen­da. And Europe, you see, is a ter­ri­ble place ...
Geeks Gather in Belgium · I mean the 2011 Devoxx con­fer­ence, tenth in a se­ries, held in An­twer­p, oth­er­wise fa­mous for Rubens and di­a­mond­s ...
Antwerp · I was here sev­en years ago. This time, I had a cou­ple of hours of sun­ny mid­day down­time while I was wait­ing for my ho­tel room, so I walked around and took pic­tures ...
Javapolis Jet-lag · In a week dis­tin­guished by good food and bad trav­el plan­ning, I flew to Europe on Mon­day to at­tend Javapo­lis in An­twer­p, Bel­gium, and re­turned Thurs­day. Here­with an il­lus­trat­ed trav­el­ogue and re­marks on the con­fer­ence, the Cathe­dral and the Pink Pan­ther, and the flesh of Je­sus ...
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