I woke up early then slept in till 9 checking the Twitter feed there was still space at the main hall so I headed over. I joined the queue and waited and after a few hours got into the place for the PA make a strip panel.
I flew down on the Thursday the flight was packed and probably had more than its fair share of PAX goers.
Got into Seattle late and took the light rail into town which worked quite well. The hotel was nice pretty fancy I had some food and crashed.
So in my series of concerts the next was Kihncert 2010 put on by the local classic rock station KFOX with one of their Djs and musician Greg Kihn as the front man.
It was down at shoreline a huge amphitheatre near mountain view. My seat was pretty good a little close to the stage for comfort due to the sound pressure level but not actually painful.
So I went to see ZZTop last night at another vineyard, this one was a fair way out off towards Livermore.
Just went to see Scott Pilgrim Vs the World and it is fucking awesome. Really funny with wonderful comic book come to life visuals set against the backdrop of Toronto. It’s geeky and cool at the same time and it’sÂ definitelyÂ a must see. You can see Edgar Wright’s hand in this the slick pace and geek culture references the comedy of the script it’s all good.
So I tried this thing called Meetup on saturday. It’s a site forÂ organizingÂ getÂ togethers for people on the interweb.
Still having issues with the makerbot after dismantling and reassembling the extruder I did get some decent results out of it but after I left it and came back the thing jammed up again. I suspect the hot end is to blame perhaps the ptfe thermal barrier has a gap or maybe has swelled while heated and the melted plastic is jamming once it all cools down.
So I was supposed to take my driving test practical today the website stated I couldn’t use my car because it had no licence plates. So I sorted a rental car out. When I turned up for the test I was then informed despite what it said on the website I needed special permision to use a rental car in a test from the DMV that required some separate lengthy application.
So I was scheduled to go to Portland Oregon (well actually a place called Hillboro which is about 40 minuted outside Portland). For some reason (I suspectÂ convenience) I was tapped to go to Intel and help with certification work we were doing on a Â product.
So I went to a concert lastnight, Heuy Lewis and the news it was at this place called Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Which I discovered was not just a pretty name it’s up on the top of the mountains looking down on the whole bay the drive up was slow and steep. When I got up there the view was fantastic basically almost the whole bay laid out bellow me.