April 22, 2003

I'm Strange

It's hardly a news flash, but I do some odd things. I can never leave on a trip without cleaning my living room and doing my laundry. It took me a few years to figure out why, because it's not apparent until the return home.

I love the feeling of walking into [what appears to be] a clean apartment, one where there's no dirty laundry around. Of course, all I need to do is walk into the bathroom to reset my expectations, but still. I like it.

So why did this come up just now?

I'm off to PHPCon East 2003 in the AM. It's a direct flight from SJC to JFK on AA flight 202. I'll try out the T-Mobile Hot Spot in the American terminal at SJC and try to blog something in my sleep-deprived state. (It's an early flight and I'm not what you'd call a "morning person." Not by a long shot.).

There's supposed to be WiFi at the conference, so I'll see if I can't keep up with stuff a little better than I did at the MySQL Conference. Oh, my talk is on Thursday morning. Yeah, morning on the east coast. That's like really early morning on the west coast. This will be amusing.

On Friday I'm gonna visit Y! HotJobs to talk about MySQL, PHP, and stuff. Then I head to Derek's place of employment so we can head to his place for the night. On Saturday, Kasia is slated to join us. We're gonna do something. Not sure quite what. On Sunday evening I head home.

There. Now you know.

Oh, and I had a lot of fun uploading New York maps to my GPS. More on that later. I'm curious to see how well it works there.

Posted by jzawodn at 11:04 PM

Phil Greenspun has a weblog!

It's right here. Excellent. I've been a big fan of him for a long time. He's the reason I started doing the whole "web + database = application" thing several years back. I picked up a copy of his excellent Database Backed Web Sites book and it flipped the light on in my brain. Everything just clicked.

Phil is very smart, funny, and has a great writing style. I highly recommend his books and (probably) his weblog.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:28 PM

Yahoo Bloggers?

It occurs to me that there's no single list of Yahoo bloggers out there. Perhaps we should start one?

It might encourage a few more to get out there too... Or it just might result in more bitching. Hmm. There's one way to find out. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at 09:45 PM

T-Mobile's HotSpot Service

I'm thinking of signing up for T-Mobile HotSpot service to try it out. Since I'll be traveling, this will give me (hopefully) good Internet access at San Jose airport (I'm flying American, which is listed) and a few other random places.

Anyone have much experience with the service?

One thing worries me. At JFK they only appear to service the "admirals club" and not the general terminals. How lame is that? Anyone know if you can sniff the service outside the club(s)?

But hey, there's always the bookstores and coffee shops they service...

Posted by jzawodn at 12:16 PM