I arrived, caught a cab to the hotel, and found Mark Matthews waiting for me. He's the main Java guy at MySQL and lives in the Chicago area. After I dropped off my stuff and sent my queued e-mail, we headed out to Gioco for dinner.


And we got to talk tech about MySQL 4.1, 5.0 and beyond. Good stuff.

On the way back we did a quick tour of State Street and Michigan Ave.

And, hey look. I magically wrote a blog post while I was in the cab. Ah, the magic of time shifting.

If you're at SES tomorrow, come to my godawful early panel. (Remember, I'm not a morning person and I'm on West Coast time.)

Posted by jzawodn at December 15, 2004 09:27 PM

Reader Comments
# Glen said:

Larry -

That wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that it's consistently stealing market share, and in use in some of the largest facilities in the world, now, would it?

on December 16, 2004 05:15 AM
# gabriel ricard said:

I was in Chicago around Thanksgiving visiting family. If you like fondue at all, you've got to go to Geja's Cafe on Armitage: http://www.gejascafe.com/ It's sooooooo tasty.

on December 16, 2004 07:03 AM
# Charles said:

If you're in the Miracle Mile area again, let me recommend my favorite sushi restaurant:
Hatsuhana - 160 E Ontario st.

I go there often, sometimes I stop by Pizzeria Uno on the way back and buy some frozen deep dish Chicago pizzas to take home and give as gifts or just make for myself. Uno's is usually far too crowded to get a table in less than an hour, so I just buy the bake-it-yourself takeaway.

on December 16, 2004 08:51 AM
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