17 Mar 2002 kickaha   » (Journeyer)

Flew into Minneapolis for IETF on Friday night. Was the first time that I'd flown business class, previous employers being too stingy to pay for such (or to pay for business related flights!). Extremely relaxing, but a shame about the service outside mealtimes. Amusingly, one is supposed to surrender dangerous sharp metal objects or pack them in hold luggage including sewing kits, but NW then supply you with one.

Quote from one session so far (on name server software):

  • "Genetic diversity is a good thing"
  • "As long as its not cancerous"
Minnie has a rather strong Irish population, or at least, lots of people are suddenly irish around St Patricks day (17th). Went to an Irish concert yesterday in St Paul, and hopefully another one tonight (Minneapolis). Local bus company is offering free rides (until Monday) with the simply scrolling slogan "Millers Rides" "No fares" "No Blarney".

Despite this city being rather colder than I'm used to (snow piled in the gutters), I quite like the twin cities (Minneapolis/St Paul). The Skyway system is particularly nice, and they have a good music scene. Its going to snow in the next few days!

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