September 29th, 2011

full steam ahead

My tweets

  • Wed, 19:24: Samsung backing #windows8 tablet, #wp7 also Tizen w Intel, android w Amazon, chrome w Android. They really will do one of anything...
  • Wed, 20:24: Microsoft's Churchill speech on Android & IP; does that make Google Germany? Fight them on the tablets, on the phones http://t.co/7e77s1gl
  • Wed, 22:07: We tend to point and mock at Symbian, but 97% of #arabspring videos posted from #Nokia phones. #wp7 folk have to look at that with interest
  • Thu, 01:11: Good mountain day! Nice looming peak visible from the 520...
  • Thu, 01:14: Intel isn't specifying hardware for ultrabooks beyond processor & thickness & battery life; not sure that will result in good experience
full steam ahead

Fire dancers in Fremont

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Fire dancers in Fremont, a set on Flickr.

After a delightful evening of hat throwing and fortunes from Zoltar ('you will be surrounded by nerds') and aerialist bar tenders and steampunk barkers and contortionists illustrating conservation of motion as they played pseudo-tubular (pseudular?) bells and beer and little snacky things and me releasing the lobster from the pyramid by winning the trivia quiz and me hitting two knock-down-sallys with baseballs and nobody losing their teeth in the process and a fun chat with @daveon of this parish and the head of Intel AppUp taking one for the team in the feedback session - which they didn't interrupt with the steampunk stilt trombone band until the Tizen guy was almost ready to dodge the difficult question, we were finally taking our bacon beer nuts and our caramelised lobster popcorn and going back to the hotel, when we spotted the fire dancers and I whipped out the high-speed mode on my little camera. If I put up all 150 images they would make a fantastic manual timelapse video...