Thank you to all the service men and women

As I get ready to take off for a long weekend, I’m spending some time thinking about what this weekend is all about. Monday is Memorial Day in the United States where we remember all who have given their lives in military service to their country. To us.

Thank you to everyone who gave their lives, and to all their families who are still dealing with the ultimate sacrifice thank you too.


Off for the weekend … Google Developer Day update


I’m off for the Memorial Day weekend. If you’re in South Lake Tahoe, say hi!

Chris Ulbrich at Google’s Global Communications and Public Affairs office just emailed and said that while Google Developer Day on Thursday, May 31, is, indeed sold out, which, he says, they are sorry about (they even increased the size/numbers of the venues — in San Jose alone they have 1,000 people) they are going to stream all the sessions on the Developer Day site. Here’s the details from Chris:

“We’ll webcast all sessions from Mountain View, starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT with a keynote by Google vice-president of engineering Jeff Huber. We’ll also webcast the main London sessions, including the keynote by open source programs manager Chris DiBona and geospatial technologist Ed Parsons at 12:00 p.m. BST. In addition, we’ll have a YouTube channel with recorded videos of Developer Day sessions from around the world. “

Thanks to Hugh Macleod for the fun cartoon. Hope you have a great weekend, see you on Tuesday!