· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · December
· · · · 10 (3 entries)

A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee · A lat­te ac­tu­al­ly, at Braz­za, on Lons­dale Road, in North Van­cou­ver. Pic­tured, with a fun­ny cof­fee sto­ry ...
From Nob Hill · I stayed a night last week at a ho­tel on on Nob Hill in San Fran­cis­co which was on­ly OK so it gets no link, but my room was on the nine­teenth floor look­ing south, and the Fog­town morn­ing air and the vista’s breadth were way too much for my lit­tle pock­et cam­er­a, but a cou­ple are worth pub­lish­ing any­how just be­cause they’re fun to look at ...
Writing and Speaking · Right now I’m work­ing on my ApacheCon keynote. I de­cid­ed not to use slides; ac­tu­al­ly, that’s not quite true, I have ex­act­ly four slides, which con­tain, in ag­gre­gate, five word­s. (I will, how­ev­er, have prop­s). This means that I pret­ty well have to write out the whole speech. I’m do­ing it here in on­go­ing as a blog en­try, sim­ply be­cause I’ve got a highly-tuned writ­ing en­vi­ron­ment where I can go fast. I’m not go­ing to hit the “publish” but­ton be­cause un­like some peo­ple, I don’t have the courage to show the world half-baked works-in-progress, and any­how, it con­tains a re­al ac­tu­al Prod­uct An­nounce­men­t. What’s in­ter­est­ing is that as I go back and forth edit­ing the tex­t, I’m con­scious that these are words to be spo­ken, rather than read off the screen, and it makes a big dif­fer­ence. Among oth­er things, it means that when I’m fin­ished, if I de­cide to pub­lish it here, I’m go­ing to have to go back and do a ma­jor re-write, be­cause while I hope it sounds nat­u­ral com­ing off the stage, it sure doesn’t read like any­thing I’d write.
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