Monthly Archives: September 2009

Those Intel Developer Forum snaps we dare not show

THERE ARE ALWAYS unexpected things happening at the Intel Developer Forum. But on their own they’re not always newsworthy.

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We don’t know who owns the shoes. But we know where he got his shoes. On the pavement.

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Spotted just outside Annabelle’s, opposite the Marriott.

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Worried about swine flu? Some people obviously were and so Intel provided a way of cleaning your hands before you went in.

Oh, and I’ve just been over to the Rose & Crown@North Parade. One of the regulars said: “Enjoy San Francisco?” I said yeah. He said: “It’s just that Ravi was there and the first bar he was in he spotted you at the other end.”

There was a big cardiovascular event going on in San Francisco – around 15,000 people attended. We guess Ravi was at that one, rather than the Intel gig. We’ll find out.  [We found out, he was. The bar was the Marriott bar. He said: “You were with Intel”. Well, in a way, yeah.]

Oh, and a shot of part of our hotel room. Yes, we certainly live a wonderful life. ♥

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Faces of San Francisco

A ROOM WITH A VIEW. And the view changes at different times during the day.

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Fallen, fallen is Babylon

SHE WHO has made all the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Come out of her my people says the Lord – that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues.

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The skedyule@IDF is punishing

IT’S REALLY HARD WORK.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/6221732/The-50-most-influential-Britons-in-technology-part-one.html

Where’s Pat Gelsinger? campaign begins

A NAUGHTY JOURNALIST here in the Moscone centre spent some time using the whiteboards to write Where’s Pat?

These were all carefully erased by the Gelsinger Thought Police because we’re not here to talk about Kicking Pat Gelsinger now he’s gone.  So here’s Mad Mike Mageek in front of a whiteboard writing Where’s Pat in Hindi.

This one has stayed up for a long time. But no doubt pretty soon now someone will get round to erasing this too.

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pingback: Tom Foremski

Today I saw a Punjabi car

I’D never seen a Punjabi car, but I did today – just in the parking area of the Marriott San Francisco*, that testament to the wickedness of window cleaners.

The word Punjab – the state in India –  comes from two words meaning five rivers – panch or pancha (Skt) being the number five and giving rise to our own word for a bunch of fives – punch.

Shouldn’t the owner of this vehicle do something about the wheel nuts that have gone missing on this super duper car?

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* I hear my reader ask why the Marriott San Francisco is a testament to the wickedness of window cleaners. Well, because it has a super viewing area on the top floor but the windows don’t seem to get cleaned that often. They’re grubby. I guess I wouldn’t want the job of climbing to the top with my chamois leather, but the Marriott Group should maybe have thought of that before they built the glass tower.

** See Also – Bangalore is a crazy drive.