This is just a thank-you to a few of my Tokyo colleagues, but it has my favorite picture from the whole trip.
All these pictures were taken at a Shabu-shabu restaurant down a back street off a back street somewhere in Shibuya. I hadn’t had Shabu-shabu in years, and it’d been a long day and I was starving and it was good; Charles Nutter (he was sitting opposite) and I polished off maybe two or three more platters of meat than was strictly necessary, and I had some surprising dreams and digestive sensations that night.
The first picture is Takashi Shitamichi, who organized our time in Tokyo; he did a fantastic job, setting us up with interesting people doing interesting things; we learned a lot and I hope we managed to leave some useful ideas behind. He’s hard-working, smart, and an old Unix hacker; what’s not to like? Thank-you Takashi!
Also out at that restaurant was Takayuki Okazaki, who introduced me to the pleasures of fondling a Ricoh GX-100. In fact, you can see his pictures of RubyKaigi and that dinner, one taken by me with the Ricoh, here.
Our other host that evening was Masaki Katakai; he’s also got pictures of the conference and the dinner and so on if you scroll down. The picture of Masaki-san is maybe my favorite from the Tokyo trip.