June 2nd, 2008


Just arrived in Boston

I just arrived in Boston. My login at the Diesel Cafe is still good. I forgot to bring my Charlie Card, so I ended up buying another one. Oh well, I'm sure I'll be back.

The other MySQL PS guy shows up this afternoon sometime. The gig starts tomorrow.

JetBlue is the win for seat pitch. Unlike AA or NWA, my knees were not jammed into the back of the seat in front of me. Unfortunately, I ended up in possibly the worse seat for a red-eye: middle seat in front of the exit row. Thus I couldn't lean against the bulkhead, and I couldn't recline the seat. My own fault too, TripIt had a link to a good site for seating advice, and I didn't check it. If I had been paying attention, I could have switched to a window seat 2/3s the way back, and slept much better.

There is some sort of big Sun/MySQL/OpenSource business cocktail thing here in Boston tomorrow night: On Tuesday June 3, Sun invites you to a discussion around the business trends driving the usage of open source technology. This interactive and informal cocktail event will feature key members of the east coast open source community – end-users, executives from Sun, MySQL and others. You will have the opportunity to learn and interact with these attendees and discuss key issues around open source technology, including the recently launched OpenSolaris OS, the role of open storage in businesses, and the unique value of open source for Web 2.0 and start-up companies. I wonder if I could swing attending, and do I want to?