Despite the garage’s patience and clever camouflage, the Snowcat has suddenly become aware that it’s being hunted.
Everything closed in Cupertino today? No worries. You can always count on the place where the OPEN sign is literally painted on the window.
It was a real treat to see this talk in person. I love his old-school overhead camera style, complete with printed out code listings (from /tmp/foo 😝). And oh boy that sweater!
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Day 0: Here I go! (I’m smiling, I promise, at least on the inside. It’s just a bit early...)
Berlin to Hamburg: I woke up early, so went for a run with nice sunrise reflections on the smooth river, and an empty Brandenburg Gate plaza. Then train to Hamburg, where we explored the warehouse district, saw that same "East German relic" scooter in the wild, and many bikes and bridges. Went to the park near the tower (I'm not a precise name expert). Saw sunset at the port, and walked the underwater/underground tunnel.
The kid is back on the escalator!
Berlin, day 4: Airlift Memorial, at the decommissioned Tempelhof airport, where we could explore the terminal and expansive airfield/runway, which was having some sort of huge dance party, and particularly dramatic clouds. Then to the Charlottenburg Palace (or the gardens, at least). Next, cool East German relics at the DDR Museum. Finally, saw the many, many murals along the East Side Gallery, painted on the Berlin Wall.
Apparently they haven't invented high-aspect ratio buns here. But they have perfected the ability to precisely apply condiment to the top of the sausage.
Berlin, day 3: Saw the Berlin Victory Column while 🏃ing through the Tiergarten, found a great ☕️ shop (if a bit on the nose, with their "high end coffee" tag line), took the subway to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, saw a choir sing there, walked a bunch (again) and saw a VW beetle version of the Google bike, and the tail end of a nice sunset from the top of Viktoriapark.
Berlin, day 2: Pretzelbikeman by the Brandenburg Gate, hot rods in the Tiergarten (didn't drive em though), lower-half-of-the-Pope bus, Holocaust Memorial, two-story slide in the mall, an apparent Burningman bike, coffee filter lamp shade at the ramen restaurant, cereal cafe (tragically it was closed), and a late-night boy-themed beer, sitting along a walkway by the river. Another great, full day. Not pictured: walking 22k steps, for a total of 9 miles.
Day 1 in Berlin: 🚌 from airport to city, after the overnight flight. (My eyes look dead, but I feel surprisingly alive.) Floating maintenance on the Reichstag. Found a hipster ☕️ shop to squeeze in a little Xcode time. Berlin Wall site. Lots of colorful graffiti and sweet old VWs. Then definitely finish with a beer and head to bed early to make up for ✈️sleep last "night".