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2000-07-19 15:56:59+00 by ebradway 3 comments

Dan, Todd and I are chillin' in Monterrey at the OpenSource conference. So far we've tried to avoid seeming too jaded. The technical BOFs we've attended have mostly been cries for help (we need the web site redone and don't have the time, can any of you help) and the business model BOFs have been arguments that sort of resemble a face-to-face slashdot conversation: "OpenSource doesn't work in my co.", "well that's because of X, OpenSource is better so you should use it anyway", "Microsoft sucks"... I think the only thing anyone can agree on is that it is hard to hire technical people who have a clue. Monterrey itself is quite nice. Sort of like a Disney World for semi-retired WASPs. It's the kind of place that other cities sell picture postcards of - small, coastal village, ex-fishing town, very sanitary. Nothing like downtown San Francisco. I think if Martha Stewart were to design a coastal village...

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:12+00 by: anser

Monterey a village?? Sanitary? You got to get around the town a bit more. If you want a sanitized village, stay on the highway and experience Carmel. Even then it's too big to call it a village. Personally I prefer to keep going down to Big Sur. Now THAT'S living, if you can afford it.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:12+00 by: ebradway

I guess I should qualify: the area of Monterey surrounding the convention center, just north of Cannery Row and the Aquarium, is quite 'sanitary'. I much prefered the hike Todd and I made Monday from the Metreon to the Castro district along Mission Street in San Francisco. And yes, I haven't seen enough of Monterey (hell, I'm even mispeling it!) and I doubt I'll get much of a chance to on this trip.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:12+00 by: anser

My favorite place is Sand City. Just north along the bay. Wotta name! And it's earned: the old part of town rests on a giant sand dune the size of an asteroid. Imagine going to school there. Go Fleas! What's Dune. (etc) The newer part of town on the other side of the highway is full of malls and costco's which is why most people go there. Now, that's where I would do a computer convention, if they'd build the facility. Silicon Valley - meet Sand City!