I’ve only left California three days ago and this afternoon, I’m going back. Only this time, instead of San Diego, I’m going to San Francisco. San Diego was fun and interesting, but I don’t know anyone there. San Francisco has Mai, my best friend, so I’m looking forward to it. I’m going to visit her next month for her fashion show, but it’s great that I get to see her early. Also cool, I will again be setting up the Mac Mini media stations at the Moscone Center. I’ve been to San Francisco three times and I’ve never seen it. I’m going to try and refrain from doing any Steve Jobs impressions while I’m there. I’ll limit myself from saying “BOOM” to ten times. This time I am a little sad that I’ll only be there for two and a half days.
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It’s a little gloomy today in San Diego. I’m sitting in my room overlooking downtown and the convention center. I’m can’t go anywhere right now because I’m downloading the new animations that I need for the Mac Mini media manager that I’m working on. I’m sure I’m also slowing down the office’s connection too cause we’re on DSL over there. Every time that we have someone download off our server, our connection slows down. I haven’t been down to the convention center yet. I just spoke with my contact there and he says there’s no internet access so I have to download everything first before heading over there.
I have some photos I took from my hotel room up on my Flickr right now. I was going to walk around with my camera after work today. So look for some more photos tonight. I don’t have my laptop with me so I’m already missing Lightroom and MarsEdit. I’m writing this with WordPress’ editor right now and it’s just not as good.
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I’m all packed and ready to go to San Diego tomorrow. I’ll be bringing my camera with me and hopefully taking some cool city photos on Friday. I guess it depends on when I get off. Ideally, I should be done by early afternoon. I won’t have my laptop with me. I’ll have my company laptop (17″ MacBook Pro). I may not be able to upload any photos until I get back Saturday. We’ll see.
I will definitely be twittering, probably more than normal. My twitter name is @javajunky. Follow me, if you don’t already. If you’re not on twitter, sign up. It’s awesome!
Again, if anyone knows of a good coffeehouse or restaurant I should try, please leave me a comment. I want to go where the locals go. Don’t really care for the touristy places. I’m staying by the convention center on Harbor Drive and won’t have a car. So anything within walking distance is awesome!
My work will be bringing me to San Diego this Thursday. I’ll be out there to help one of our clients set up a media manager system that our firm developed. I actually developed the core of the Flash application. It’s basically a network of about twelve Mac Minis. One Mini will be the media server and the rest will be nodes that are hooked up to vertical widescreen LCD’s. It’ll basically allow each node to select a playlist of animations and videos hosted by the Mini server.
My work there will mostly consist of supervising the setup of the network. After that, I think I get to chill out in San Diego. So if there are any San Diego readers or people familiar with the area reading this, please leave a comment if you know any cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants or just cool spots I should check out. I’ll be close to the convention center. I will have most of Thursday to kill.