Either late Wednesday or very early Thursday, I'm heading down to Pasadena to spend some time at Overture Services (which is part of Yahoo) on Thursday to talk about MySQL and stuff.

I'll be driving down there, towing my glider and all my flying gear. I'm going to fly Friday and Saturday at Great Western Soaring (their web site is pretty bad, but it's a great place to fly, I'm told), based at Crystal airport.

The terrain in the area looks interesting. I just have to be careful to stay out of the restricted area around Edwards Air Force Base. I wonder if fighter jets could even figure out how to chase a glider? Best not to find out. :-)

I'll head back to San Jose on Saturday night and then hop a plane on Sunday to Portland for OSCON, where I'll be all next week. Then it's back to work for a few days. On Thursday the 5th of August, I'll be giving a brief talk and on a panel (yeah, they spelled my name wrong) at the SES conference (more on that later). Then I'll head to lake Tahoe for a day or two of flying gliders out of Truckee airport. That was supposed to be Thursday - Saturday, but SES came up at the last minute.

Busy times ahead.

Posted by jzawodn at July 20, 2004 09:35 PM

Reader Comments
# Brad Fitzpatrick said:

See ya in Portland!

on July 20, 2004 10:13 PM
# said:

Check out Old Town Pasadena. A lot of fun!

on July 20, 2004 11:42 PM
# Barry Schwartz said:

I'll be sure to attend that session at the SES conference.

on July 21, 2004 06:27 AM
# Weston Houghton said:

They wouldn't use fighters to chase a glider I assume, probably armed helicopters. :-)

on July 21, 2004 08:05 AM
# Aristotle said:

Don't get shot down!

on July 21, 2004 10:54 AM
# Rob said:

If you get to Portland early enough, check out the Oregon Brew Festival on Sunday right in downtown Portland by the river... :)

on July 21, 2004 01:16 PM
# Kevin R said:

They appear to have corrected your name.

But, I wonder, why oh why haven't they linked your name to your ever-so-popular blog???

on July 28, 2004 05:43 PM
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