One of the many dishes I did not eat tonight:
Looks like it was 50% beef, 50% chili peppers. The entire conference (over 100 engineers) went out to dinner after a pretty full day of presentations. They stuck the two vegetarians (me and Tej) at the same table and gave us over a dozen dishes, but still managed to put another two dozen meat dishes on the table for the other 8 folks.
The schedule is pretty packed tomorrow, and I’m speaking again on Thursday, so it looks like I won’t get to do any sightseeing until Friday.
I’m in Beijing and checked into the hotel. Extremely nice place. Complimentary broadband Internet.
Air China flight 984 from LAX ended up being delayed 12 hours due to mechanical problems. It’s a real bummer, since I was supposed to give a “Platform Overview” talk at the conference this morning, but I missed the entire first day. I’ve been rescheduled to speak tomorrow morning.
Ironically, as I cleared immigration, I heard over the loudspeaker that United Airlines flight 889 from SFO had just arrived.
My flight to China was delayed 10 hours due to mechanical trouble with the plane. We’re supposedly leaving at 12 noon today, but who knows if that will really happen.
I’m off to Beijing tonight to visit the Yahoo! China office.
Check out this l33t speaker button for ApacheCon 2004:
My HTTP Caching and Cache-busting for Content Publishers talk has nothing to do with Yahoo and nothing to do with PHP. 100% pure Apache, baby.
There are a bunch of initiatives on the ballot for the upcoming California and Santa Clara County election. Here is my slate:
1A – yes
59 – yes
60 – no
60a – no
61 – yes
62 – no
63 – yes
64 – no
65 – no
66 – yes
67 – yes
68 – no
69 – no
70 – no
71 – yes
72 – yes
A – no
B – no
C – yes
I – yes
Whatever you do, be sure to vote no on Prop 62. It would screw over the smaller political parties.
Sukkot starts tonight at sundown — just 15 minutes from now! Hannah (who is visiting from LA) and Ariella decorated our sukkah today.
I finally got Ariella’s iBook to print to our Brother 1440 printer via the SMC Barricade 7004AWBR print server. Here’s what I did:
System Preferences > Set Up Printers…
Add > IP Printing
Printer Type: LPD/LPR
Printer Address: 192.168.2.1
Queue Name: LPT1
Printer Model: Brother HL-1440 series CUPS.gz
I found some other pages on the Net that suggested using “lp” for the Queue Name, but that didn’t work. I finally ended up downloading the “How to install a LPR printing port on WinXP” document from the SMC support site, and that told me to use “LPT1” as the queue name instead.
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins tonight at sundown.
Here’s a cute 18-second video from Israel. (If you don’t speak Hebrew, here’s the gist: two worms are singing with joy because the apples are soaked in honey.)
Continue reading Shana Tova!