On Monday (March 14), I’ll be on my way to San Diego to attend the O’Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference.
If you are going there and would like to meet up, drop me a line or leave a comment.
Although I tried to book early, I was closed out of the conference hotel, the Westin. But I landed nicely in the W. There is wifi every where so I will write each evening.
Lots of press lately on the abandoned Wicked Burrito downtown. Most saying how the new Downtown Development Corporation is trying to take charge of the problem. And now without speaking to the Corporation, Lone Star the owners are already getting to work on the exterior.
I was down there today and saw another change: The awnings have been replaced. They are now bright yellow! At least they’re not ripped and flapping and faded green. The paint is still peeling and ugly.
Another thing that would have improved my lunch would have been wireless access. My lunch partner wanted to show me something on his laptop, but …
The good news is that the Downtown Development folks are working on that too.
MSNBC reports that Microsoft has acquired Groove Networks (they run the battle fields in Iraq amongst other things), the company that Ray Ozzie founded after selling his Lotus Notes venture. One interesting result is that Ozzie will become Microsoft’s chief technical officer reporting directly to Bill Gates bypassing Steve Ballmer.
(Will the Groove site change from Cold Fusion to ASP?).
Friends of Tibet remind us that today marks the 46th anniversary of the uprising by the Tibetan people against the Chinese invaders. The Dalai Lama explains the Day and the reasons to remember and the reasons in his 2004 statement.
More in today’s news including this years statement from the Dalai Lama.