Monthly Archives: April 2007

Improving my mind

I’m have returned to California to attend Sun’s top technology conference, and I shall be travelling on to Menlo Park and visit Sun’s campus for the Sun Labs Open House. Once again, I have failed to improve my mind on the plane and instead of watching Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”, I watched “Shut up & Sing”, a documentary about the Dixie Chicks. They are not a band I’d listened to before, but I did read about the furore created when they stated on stage that they didn’t approve of all the policies being pursued by a certain American politician.  … » Read more …

To Firenze

I spent the weekend in Florence where I visited the Oltrarno and visited most of the usual sites. We flew to Pisa and then took the train to Florence. The trains are nationalised, old and no longer run on time.  … » Read more …