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reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!

A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, or to 
share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and offers. 
I'll also post a link to this thread on http://dconf.org/venue.html. If 
necessary, we'll also post important related notices there.

So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


Thanks,

Andrei
Mar 24 2013
next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 24 March 2013 21:32, Andrei Alexandrescu
<SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org>wrote:

 Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!

 A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, or to
 share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

 Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and offers. I'll
 also post a link to this thread on http://dconf.org/venue.html. If
 necessary, we'll also post important related notices there.

 So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Assistance getting there would be useful for me. Now it seems that Dejan can no longer make it (who I was originally planning to go with), will now be travelling on my own - unless of course someone else from the UK wants to meet up. :-) Thanks -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Mar 24 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Robert burner Schadek <realburner gmx.de> writes:
I will be staying near El Camino Real and Jefferson Ave and I'm renting 
a car.
I have three seats left so if anybody needs ride between there and Facebook,
drop a line.

Regards
Robert
Mar 24 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Adam Wilson" <flyboynw gmail.com> writes:
On Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:32:12 -0700, Andrei Alexandrescu  
<SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:

 Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!

 A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, or to  
 share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

 Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and offers.  
 I'll also post a link to this thread on http://dconf.org/venue.html. If  
 necessary, we'll also post important related notices there.

 So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

I am staying at the Menlo Park Holiday Inn Express. If anyone else is staying there or nearby, I have a rental car with three seats available. -- Adam Wilson IRC: LightBender Project Coordinator The Horizon Project http://www.thehorizonproject.org/
Mar 24 2013
parent reply Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
I'm keen to share a room/ride with someone. I have no plans yet.
Arrive on the 29th of April in SFO.


On 25 March 2013 09:27, Adam Wilson <flyboynw gmail.com> wrote:

 On Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:32:12 -0700, Andrei Alexandrescu <
 SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org**> wrote:

  Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!
 A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, or to
 share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

 Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and offers.
 I'll also post a link to this thread on http://dconf.org/venue.html. If
 necessary, we'll also post important related notices there.

 So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

I am staying at the Menlo Park Holiday Inn Express. If anyone else is staying there or nearby, I have a rental car with three seats available. -- Adam Wilson IRC: LightBender Project Coordinator The Horizon Project http://www.thehorizonproject.**org/ <http://www.thehorizonproject.org/>

Mar 24 2013
parent reply "Iain Buclaw" <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On Monday, 25 March 2013 at 01:59:07 UTC, Manu wrote:
 I'm keen to share a room/ride with someone. I have no plans yet.
 Arrive on the 29th of April in SFO.

I look set to be arriving on the 29th at SFO also. Maybe could hook up! :)
Apr 02 2013
next sibling parent reply Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
On 2 April 2013 21:18, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On Monday, 25 March 2013 at 01:59:07 UTC, Manu wrote:

 I'm keen to share a room/ride with someone. I have no plans yet.
 Arrive on the 29th of April in SFO.

I look set to be arriving on the 29th at SFO also. Maybe could hook up! :)

Sure! I arrive at midday. I see you pondering flying to SJC? It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose, I'd save the money if I were you, the train is convenient, and it sounds like there might be cars heading past. When do you land?
Apr 11 2013
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose. Ali
Apr 11 2013
parent reply Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then? I've had no trouble getting trains between SF and SJ...
Apr 11 2013
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali Çehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good train indeed.
 I've had no trouble getting trains between SF and SJ...

Ali
Apr 11 2013
next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 15:59, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good train indeed.

That's the one! That one... Anyway yeah, I'll be at SFO midday 29th, happy to connect with anyone in the area/driving past. I still have no plans for accommodation, nor a lot of money, if people are looking to split a room.
Apr 11 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 07:06, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:59, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good train indeed.

That's the one! That one... Anyway yeah, I'll be at SFO midday 29th, happy to connect with anyone in the area/driving past. I still have no plans for accommodation, nor a lot of money, if people ar=

e
 looking to split a room.

I'm about to book. Can get a hotel with two beds if yer like! --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 12 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 19:43, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 07:06, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:59, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good trai=



n
 indeed.

That's the one! That one... Anyway yeah, I'll be at SFO midday 29th, happy to connect with anyone in the area/driving past. I still have no plans for accommodation, nor a lot of money, if people are looking to split a room.

I'm about to book. Can get a hotel with two beds if yer like!

Walter mentioned that they'll cover the hotel, but no reason not to save some money all the same. So yeah, I'm happy to share a room if you're keen.
Apr 12 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 11:01, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 19:43, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 07:06, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:59, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good train indeed.

That's the one! That one... Anyway yeah, I'll be at SFO midday 29th, happy to connect with anyone i=



n
 the area/driving past.
 I still have no plans for accommodation, nor a lot of money, if people
 are looking to split a room.

I'm about to book. Can get a hotel with two beds if yer like!

Walter mentioned that they'll cover the hotel, but no reason not to save some money all the same. So yeah, I'm happy to share a room if you're kee=

n.

Okie doke, what day are you heading back? --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 12 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 11:01, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 19:43, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 07:06, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:59, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good train indeed.

That's the one! That one... Anyway yeah, I'll be at SFO midday 29th, happy to connect with anyone i=



n
 the area/driving past.
 I still have no plans for accommodation, nor a lot of money, if people
 are looking to split a room.

I'm about to book. Can get a hotel with two beds if yer like!

Walter mentioned that they'll cover the hotel, but no reason not to save some money all the same. So yeah, I'm happy to share a room if you're kee=

n.

Booked! Hotel is here: http://goo.gl/maps/vNGCt I'll be checking in on the 27th April until 4th May. Can hook up when you land. :) --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 12 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 21:39, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 11:01, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 19:43, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 07:06, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:59, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote=






:
 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good train indeed.

That's the one! That one... Anyway yeah, I'll be at SFO midday 29th, happy to connect with anyone in the area/driving past. I still have no plans for accommodation, nor a lot of money, if people are looking to split a room.

I'm about to book. Can get a hotel with two beds if yer like!

Walter mentioned that they'll cover the hotel, but no reason not to save some money all the same. So yeah, I'm happy to share a room if you're ke=


en.

Booked! Hotel is here: http://goo.gl/maps/vNGCt I'll be checking in on the 27th April until 4th May. Can hook up when yo=

u
 land. :)

Awesome! So you decided to arrive early? :) I'll head back on the morning of the 4th I expect, I have a few friends around the SF area who I might try and catch up with while I'm there. Is that hotel near Facebook? I thought they were 20 k's south or something.= .
Apr 12 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 13:58, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 21:39, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 11:01, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 19:43, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 07:06, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:59, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good train indeed.

That's the one! That one... Anyway yeah, I'll be at SFO midday 29th, happy to connect with anyone in the area/driving past. I still have no plans for accommodation, nor a lot of money, if peopl=





e
 are looking to split a room.

I'm about to book. Can get a hotel with two beds if yer like!

Walter mentioned that they'll cover the hotel, but no reason not to sav=



e
 some money all the same. So yeah, I'm happy to share a room if you're k=



een.

Booked! Hotel is here: http://goo.gl/maps/vNGCt I'll be checking in on the 27th April until 4th May. Can hook up when you land. :)

Awesome! So you decided to arrive early? :) I'll head back on the morning of the 4th I expect, I have a few friends around the SF area who I might try and catch up with while I'm there. Is that hotel near Facebook? I thought they were 20 k's south or something..

I decided that +=A3600 extra just for the convenience of being round the corner is just not worth it. My pockets don't stretch that far I'm afraid. :( Besides, tt's only a 14 minute drive away.... rather than a 2 minute... :) --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 12 2013
prev sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 13:58, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 21:39, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 11:01, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 19:43, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 07:06, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:59, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:52 PM, Manu wrote:

 On 12 April 2013 15:49, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 08:43 PM, Manu wrote:

 It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose

That is planned for the future. :) BART doesn't go to San Jose.

Oh right, well it's some other train then?

Oh, of course! I am slow today. :) You meant CalTrain. Pretty good train indeed.

That's the one! That one... Anyway yeah, I'll be at SFO midday 29th, happy to connect with anyone in the area/driving past. I still have no plans for accommodation, nor a lot of money, if peopl=





e
 are looking to split a room.

I'm about to book. Can get a hotel with two beds if yer like!

Walter mentioned that they'll cover the hotel, but no reason not to sav=



e
 some money all the same. So yeah, I'm happy to share a room if you're k=



een.

Booked! Hotel is here: http://goo.gl/maps/vNGCt I'll be checking in on the 27th April until 4th May. Can hook up when you land. :)

Awesome! So you decided to arrive early? :)

Wrangled flight times and costs to suit my needs. Will be landing at around 9pm on the 27th, so will quite literally be a check-in + bed. :) --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 12 2013
prev sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 12 April 2013 04:43, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 On 2 April 2013 21:18, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On Monday, 25 March 2013 at 01:59:07 UTC, Manu wrote:

 I'm keen to share a room/ride with someone. I have no plans yet.
 Arrive on the 29th of April in SFO.

I look set to be arriving on the 29th at SFO also. Maybe could hook up! :)

Sure! I arrive at midday. I see you pondering flying to SJC? It's an easy bart ride from SFO -> San Jose, I'd save the money if I were you, the train is convenient, and it sounds like there might be cars heading past. When do you land?

Yeah... I decided that my pockets don't squeeze that tight. So SFO it will be! (Plus I think will only have the flights paid for, not the expensive hotels). -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 12 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Mike Parker" <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 21:32:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!

 A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, 
 or to share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

 Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and 
 offers. I'll also post a link to this thread on 
 http://dconf.org/venue.html. If necessary, we'll also post 
 important related notices there.

 So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

I'll be in the Comfort Inn in Redwood City with a 7-passenger mini-van. I'll be happy to pick people up along the route to FB.
Mar 24 2013
next sibling parent reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 25 March 2013 05:29, Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> wrote:

 On Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 21:32:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!

 A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, or to
 share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

 Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and offers.
 I'll also post a link to this thread on http://dconf.org/venue.html. If
 necessary, we'll also post important related notices there.

 So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

I'll be in the Comfort Inn in Redwood City with a 7-passenger mini-van. I'll be happy to pick people up along the route to FB.

I'll be at http://goo.gl/maps/vNGCt Which according to maps is 10 minutes out of your way. Regards -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 11 2013
parent reply "Mike Parker" <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 11 April 2013 at 15:29:08 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On 25 March 2013 05:29, Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> wrote:

I'll be in the Comfort Inn in Redwood City with a 7-passenger mini-van. I'll be happy to pick people up along the route to FB.

I'll be at http://goo.gl/maps/vNGCt Which according to maps is 10 minutes out of your way.

I think I can manage that. Assuming I don't oversleep!
Apr 11 2013
next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 11 April 2013 16:39, Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> wrote:

 On Thursday, 11 April 2013 at 15:29:08 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:

 On 25 March 2013 05:29, Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> wrote:


I'll be in the Comfort Inn in Redwood City with a 7-passenger mini-van. I'll be happy to pick people up along the route to FB.

I'll be at http://goo.gl/maps/vNGCt Which according to maps is 10 minutes out of your way.

I think I can manage that. Assuming I don't oversleep!

Infact, for an an extra =A3600 (and arrive and depart at SJC) - could stay = in Four Seasons, which is a 10 minute cycle away... if I rent a bicycle... Squeezing my pockets and going to make a decision .... --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 11 2013
prev sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 11 April 2013 16:39, Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> wrote:

 On Thursday, 11 April 2013 at 15:29:08 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:

 On 25 March 2013 05:29, Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> wrote:


I'll be in the Comfort Inn in Redwood City with a 7-passenger mini-van. I'll be happy to pick people up along the route to FB.

I'll be at http://goo.gl/maps/vNGCt Which according to maps is 10 minutes out of your way.

I think I can manage that. Assuming I don't oversleep!

Hi Mate, Actually, don't need to bother. I've re-booked at another (cheaper) hotel that should be more convenient to get to and from the venue. :) Thanks for you quick response and humble offer at hospitality nonetheless! -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 13 2013
prev sibling parent "Zach the Mystic" <reachzach gggggmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 25 March 2013 at 05:29:39 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I'll be in the Comfort Inn in Redwood City with a 7-passenger 
 mini-van. I'll be happy to pick people up along the route to FB.

Hey, Mike, I could use a ride... legend tells of a great Valley made entirely of Silicon, but I won't believe it until I see it for myself. Anyway, I'm staying only 7 blocks from where you're staying: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=pacific+euro+hotel&ie=UTF-8&ei=Ewd4UdPkJIXC4AOVtoDICw&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAg You can email me: reach zach at g mail dot com, (no spaces), if you want to exchange info... heck, you can even read my mystical blog if you want to: http://streetshavenoname.wordpress.com/ Hope ta hear frum ya!
Apr 24 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a compact 
rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

Andrei
Apr 11 2013
next sibling parent reply Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> writes:
On 04/11/2013 05:42 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a compact
 rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

 Andrei

That would be great, I'll also stay there from 30th April to 4th May.
Apr 17 2013
parent reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 17 April 2013 17:18, Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 05:42 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a compact
 rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

 Andrei

That would be great, I'll also stay there from 30th April to 4th May.

Cool, looks like we'll all have a great time at Aloft then. :o) -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 17 2013
parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 April 2013 at 16:45:20 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On 17 April 2013 17:18, Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 05:42 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a 
 compact
 rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

 Andrei

That would be great, I'll also stay there from 30th April to 4th May.

Cool, looks like we'll all have a great time at Aloft then. :o)

Darn, if I had known this a few days earlier, I might have also booked there. I'll in a cheap Palo Alto hotel near the Caltrain station, and my plan so far was actually to just rent a bicycle (yes, crazy Europeans, I know)… David
Apr 17 2013
parent reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 17 April 2013 21:44, David Nadlinger <see klickverbot.at> wrote:

 On Wednesday, 17 April 2013 at 16:45:20 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:

 On 17 April 2013 17:18, Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> wrote:

  On 04/11/2013 05:42 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
  I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a compact
 rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

 Andrei

That would be great, I'll also stay there from 30th April to 4th May.

Cool, looks like we'll all have a great time at Aloft then. :o)

Darn, if I had known this a few days earlier, I might have also booked there. I'll in a cheap Palo Alto hotel near the Caltrain station, and my plan so far was actually to just rent a bicycle (yes, crazy Europeans, I know)=85 David

Incidentally, I only get around by bicycle (even moved 400 miles to a new home on one last year). =3D) --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 18 2013
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/18/2013 1:23 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Incidentally, I only get around by bicycle (even moved 400 miles to a new home
 on one last year).  =)

It's far too dangerous to commute by bike in Seattle. The streets are winding and narrow. I tried it briefly, but it wasn't worth it.
Apr 18 2013
next sibling parent reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 18 April 2013 18:04, Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:

 On 4/18/2013 1:23 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:

 Incidentally, I only get around by bicycle (even moved 400 miles to a new
 home
 on one last year).  =)

It's far too dangerous to commute by bike in Seattle. The streets are winding and narrow. I tried it briefly, but it wasn't worth it.

I certainly don't mind winding and narrow. Cycling isn't inherently dangerous, but the two main things that don't help are - lack of cycle paths; careless or inconsiderate drivers. -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 18 2013
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/18/2013 10:42 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 I certainly don't mind winding and narrow.   Cycling isn't inherently
dangerous,
 but the two main things that don't help are - lack of cycle paths; careless or
 inconsiderate drivers.

When you have cars brushing by your elbow at 40 mph, well, I thought that was very dangerous. When going around curves, cars routinely cut into the inside shoulder. They'll do it on blind corners, too. I'm actually surprised that a lot more bikers aren't killed around here, although many are. I walk a lot, and many times I've had to step lively off of the road.
Apr 18 2013
next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/18/2013 10:50 AM, Walter Bright wrote:
 I'm actually surprised that a lot more bikers aren't killed around here,
 although many are. I walk a lot, and many times I've had to step lively off of
 the road.

There's also a politically powerful bike lobby around here, but I don't think this is a problem that can be solved by politics.
Apr 18 2013
next sibling parent reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 18 April 2013 19:01, Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:

 On 4/18/2013 10:50 AM, Walter Bright wrote:

 I'm actually surprised that a lot more bikers aren't killed around here,
 although many are. I walk a lot, and many times I've had to step lively
 off of
 the road.

There's also a politically powerful bike lobby around here, but I don't think this is a problem that can be solved by politics.

Cycle paths and routes can still be developed through state funding. One of the best things for cyclists in the UK is the national cycle network, which through experience is a great way to get around the country. -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 18 2013
next sibling parent "John Colvin" <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 20:31:14 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On 18 April 2013 19:01, Walter Bright 
 <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:

 On 4/18/2013 10:50 AM, Walter Bright wrote:

 I'm actually surprised that a lot more bikers aren't killed 
 around here,
 although many are. I walk a lot, and many times I've had to 
 step lively
 off of
 the road.

There's also a politically powerful bike lobby around here, but I don't think this is a problem that can be solved by politics.

Cycle paths and routes can still be developed through state funding. One of the best things for cyclists in the UK is the national cycle network, which through experience is a great way to get around the country.

It's amazing what the netherlands have done for cycling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_in_the_Netherlands
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/18/2013 1:31 PM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Cycle paths and routes can still be developed through state funding.  One of
the
 best things for cyclists in the UK is the national cycle network, which through
 experience is a great way to get around the country.

I nearly got run over several times just walking around London!
Apr 18 2013
parent "Jouko Koski" <joukokoskispam101 netti.fi> writes:
"Walter Bright"  wrote: 
 I nearly got run over several times just walking around London!

Me too, but then I realized that they have left side traffic there. :-) -- Jouko
Apr 19 2013
prev sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 18 April 2013 21:31, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 18 April 2013 19:01, Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:

 On 4/18/2013 10:50 AM, Walter Bright wrote:

 I'm actually surprised that a lot more bikers aren't killed around here,
 although many are. I walk a lot, and many times I've had to step lively
 off of
 the road.

There's also a politically powerful bike lobby around here, but I don't think this is a problem that can be solved by politics.

Cycle paths and routes can still be developed through state funding. One of the best things for cyclists in the UK is the national cycle network, which through experience is a great way to get around the country.

... if time is most certainly not of the essence. :o) Regards -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 10:50:55AM -0700, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/18/2013 10:42 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
I certainly don't mind winding and narrow.   Cycling isn't inherently
dangerous, but the two main things that don't help are - lack of
cycle paths; careless or inconsiderate drivers.

When you have cars brushing by your elbow at 40 mph, well, I thought that was very dangerous. When going around curves, cars routinely cut into the inside shoulder. They'll do it on blind corners, too. I'm actually surprised that a lot more bikers aren't killed around here, although many are. I walk a lot, and many times I've had to step lively off of the road.

Speaking of careless drivers... not long ago up here in Canuckland (a few hours' drive from Seattle, incidentally), I almost got run over by a car *while crossing a crosswalk with flashing lights*. There was another vehicle which had come to a stop in the outer lane, which may have obscured me, but the car in the inner lane obviously didn't see me and didn't notice the big flashing lights above the crosswalk (and didn't consider why the vehicle on her right had stopped at a crosswalk with big flashing lights above). Fortunately I was keeping an eye on it (I wasn't sure if it was slowing down so I hesitated). The driver screamed (oh yeah did she scream -- I could hear it through her closed windows) and slammed the brakes when she saw me, but couldn't stop in time; I stepped back just in time as she passed in front of me about 1-2 feet at the most. Since then, I no longer assume that red lights, pedestrian walk signs, or crosswalk flashing lights mean anything to drivers. You might pay for that assumption with your life. *shudder* T -- "Life is all a great joke, but only the brave ever get the point." -- Kenneth Rexroth
Apr 18 2013
next sibling parent "John Colvin" <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 18:45:56 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 10:50:55AM -0700, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/18/2013 10:42 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
I certainly don't mind winding and narrow.   Cycling isn't 
inherently
dangerous, but the two main things that don't help are - lack 
of
cycle paths; careless or inconsiderate drivers.

When you have cars brushing by your elbow at 40 mph, well, I thought that was very dangerous. When going around curves, cars routinely cut into the inside shoulder. They'll do it on blind corners, too. I'm actually surprised that a lot more bikers aren't killed around here, although many are. I walk a lot, and many times I've had to step lively off of the road.

Speaking of careless drivers... not long ago up here in Canuckland (a few hours' drive from Seattle, incidentally), I almost got run over by a car *while crossing a crosswalk with flashing lights*. There was another vehicle which had come to a stop in the outer lane, which may have obscured me, but the car in the inner lane obviously didn't see me and didn't notice the big flashing lights above the crosswalk (and didn't consider why the vehicle on her right had stopped at a crosswalk with big flashing lights above). Fortunately I was keeping an eye on it (I wasn't sure if it was slowing down so I hesitated). The driver screamed (oh yeah did she scream -- I could hear it through her closed windows) and slammed the brakes when she saw me, but couldn't stop in time; I stepped back just in time as she passed in front of me about 1-2 feet at the most. Since then, I no longer assume that red lights, pedestrian walk signs, or crosswalk flashing lights mean anything to drivers. You might pay for that assumption with your life. *shudder* T

In quite a bit of mainland europe, red lights only apply to straight on traffic and not to people turning. The number of times I almost got killed by cars turning into me in a single week in Rome was ridiculous!
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/18/2013 11:44 AM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 Since then, I no longer assume that red lights, pedestrian walk signs,
 or crosswalk flashing lights mean anything to drivers. You might pay for
 that assumption with your life. *shudder*

The phrase is you don't want to be right - dead right. The bikers and pedestrians that resolutely expect me to dodge them amaze me. They never even look. There'll be 4 abreast walking, sticking out into the lane. To pass them, the driver is forced into the left lane. Of course they never look to see if the drivers actually will. I drove around a blind corner once (on a fairly major road) and there's a guy on a bike in the middle, stopped, towing his baby behind the bike. I couldn't believe it! I stopped and yelled at him I was so upset - he was shocked that there was anything stupid about what he was doing. Another time, a woman is pushing her baby carriage down the center of the lane. She didn't even look back as I drove up behind her. I stopped and yelled at her. She said "well, if my number is up, my number is up." Unbelievable. My dad used to irritate the heck out of me by driving down residential streets at about 10 mph. I understand now why he did that.
Apr 18 2013
next sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 02:30:04PM -0700, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/18/2013 11:44 AM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
Since then, I no longer assume that red lights, pedestrian walk
signs, or crosswalk flashing lights mean anything to drivers. You
might pay for that assumption with your life. *shudder*

The phrase is you don't want to be right - dead right.

Right, I'd rather be alive and wrong than *dead* right.
 The bikers and pedestrians that resolutely expect me to dodge them
 amaze me. They never even look. There'll be 4 abreast walking,
 sticking out into the lane. To pass them, the driver is forced into
 the left lane. Of course they never look to see if the drivers
 actually will.

I grew up in a country where drivers will deliberately step on the gas if you dare jay-walk in front of them. On this continent, however, it seems the opposite prevails -- drivers are expected to go out of their way to be nice to you. Rumor has it that the rate of pedestrian-related accidents for BC residents are highest *outside* the province. Apparently people here come to take driver niceness for granted, and then they go out into the *ahem* real world and they get run over. *shrug*
 I drove around a blind corner once (on a fairly major road) and
 there's a guy on a bike in the middle, stopped, towing his baby behind
 the bike. I couldn't believe it! I stopped and yelled at him I was so
 upset - he was shocked that there was anything stupid about what he
 was doing.
 
 Another time, a woman is pushing her baby carriage down the center of
 the lane. She didn't even look back as I drove up behind her. I
 stopped and yelled at her. She said "well, if my number is up, my
 number is up."
 
 Unbelievable.
 
 My dad used to irritate the heck out of me by driving down
 residential streets at about 10 mph. I understand now why he did
 that.

Yeah, up here in the Great White North we also have our fair share of people who do stupid things on the road... like jay-walk across a busy street at night wearing dark clothes, or ride a bike down an unlit street at night *without* any blinkers or lights of any sort (or helmet, for that matter). Worst are those who would walk in front of a moving car and then yell at the driver for not stopping for them (this actually happened to my then-fiance once -- I was in the car, and quite speechless at the pedestrian's audacity). Of course, back in Asia where traffic rules are only recommendations, a different kind of stupidity prevails... like zigzagging a moped through moving traffic with a baby in one hand and bulging bags of groceries in the other (and another child clinging to the back without a helmet). Well, it looks like my random signature Perl script has picked out an appropriate quote for the occasion. ;-) T -- Do not reason with the unreasonable; you lose by definition.
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling parent "Zach the Mystic" <reachzach gggggmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 21:30:06 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/18/2013 11:44 AM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 Since then, I no longer assume that red lights, pedestrian 
 walk signs,
 or crosswalk flashing lights mean anything to drivers. You 
 might pay for
 that assumption with your life. *shudder*

The phrase is you don't want to be right - dead right. The bikers and pedestrians that resolutely expect me to dodge them amaze me. They never even look. There'll be 4 abreast walking, sticking out into the lane. To pass them, the driver is forced into the left lane. Of course they never look to see if the drivers actually will. I drove around a blind corner once (on a fairly major road) and there's a guy on a bike in the middle, stopped, towing his baby behind the bike. I couldn't believe it! I stopped and yelled at him I was so upset - he was shocked that there was anything stupid about what he was doing. Another time, a woman is pushing her baby carriage down the center of the lane. She didn't even look back as I drove up behind her. I stopped and yelled at her. She said "well, if my number is up, my number is up." Unbelievable. My dad used to irritate the heck out of me by driving down residential streets at about 10 mph. I understand now why he did that.

I agree with your sentiment. People are nightmarishly illogical. Maybe they feel more like Achilles, whose destiny was greatness, followed by death, than, say, Socrates, who got killed because he made too much sense. If *I* have to go down, I hope will be more like Socrates than Achilles.
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Timon Gehr <timon.gehr gmx.ch> writes:
On 04/18/2013 07:50 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
 ...
 I'm actually surprised that a lot more bikers aren't killed around here,
 although many are. I walk a lot, and many times I've had to step lively
 off of the road.

And I thought the bus factor was just a metaphor!
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 18 April 2013 18:50, Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:

 On 4/18/2013 10:42 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:

 I certainly don't mind winding and narrow.   Cycling isn't inherently
 dangerous,
 but the two main things that don't help are - lack of cycle paths;
 careless or
 inconsiderate drivers.

When you have cars brushing by your elbow at 40 mph, well, I thought that was very dangerous. When going around curves, cars routinely cut into the inside shoulder. They'll do it on blind corners, too.

Been there and done that with a few buses and lorries. Also had a few near misses where the shear force of the wind almost derailed me into the vehicle passing. Other than that, I quite happily sit in the drag of a car going 40mph downhill, or scrape through the busy traffic of a city. -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "John Colvin" <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 17:04:49 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/18/2013 1:23 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Incidentally, I only get around by bicycle (even moved 400 
 miles to a new home
 on one last year).  =)

It's far too dangerous to commute by bike in Seattle. The streets are winding and narrow. I tried it briefly, but it wasn't worth it.

Is that USA winding and narrow, or something I would recognise as winding and narrow (UK)?
Apr 18 2013
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/18/2013 10:47 AM, John Colvin wrote:
 On Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 17:04:49 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/18/2013 1:23 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Incidentally, I only get around by bicycle (even moved 400 miles to a new home
 on one last year).  =)

It's far too dangerous to commute by bike in Seattle. The streets are winding and narrow. I tried it briefly, but it wasn't worth it.

Is that USA winding and narrow, or something I would recognise as winding and narrow (UK)?

In Seattle, the standard road is two Roman chariots wide, rather than one.
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
On 19 April 2013 03:42, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 On 18 April 2013 18:04, Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:

 On 4/18/2013 1:23 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:

 Incidentally, I only get around by bicycle (even moved 400 miles to a
 new home
 on one last year).  =)

It's far too dangerous to commute by bike in Seattle. The streets are winding and narrow. I tried it briefly, but it wasn't worth it.

I certainly don't mind winding and narrow. Cycling isn't inherently dangerous, but the two main things that don't help are - lack of cycle paths; careless or inconsiderate drivers.

I presume you've been to the states before right? ;)
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2013-04-18 19:04, Walter Bright wrote:

 It's far too dangerous to commute by bike in Seattle. The streets are
 winding and narrow. I tried it briefly, but it wasn't worth it.

I would say that what's making the traffic dangerous here in Stockholm is the biker. It's very often they don't care about the traffic rules and laws. They running red lights, they run up on the sidewalk to cut corners and avoid red lights. In Sweden, by law, vehicles have to stop for pedestrians about to cross a crosswalk without lights. I have never in my life seen a bike do that. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Apr 18 2013
prev sibling parent reply "Lionello Lunesu" <lio lunesu.remove.com> writes:
"Andrei Alexandrescu"  wrote in message 
news:kk6llv$29sl$1 digitalmars.com...

I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a compact
rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

Andrei


Hey Andrei, you still got room in your car? I'm thinking of staying at a 
hotel nearby. (Aloft is full.)

Lio.
Apr 20 2013
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 4/21/13 2:23 AM, Lionello Lunesu wrote:
 "Andrei Alexandrescu" wrote in message
 news:kk6llv$29sl$1 digitalmars.com...

 I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a compact
 rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

 Andrei


 Hey Andrei, you still got room in your car? I'm thinking of staying at a
 hotel nearby. (Aloft is full.)

Yup, we should be in good shape. Andrei
Apr 22 2013
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 4/22/13 12:10 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On 4/21/13 2:23 AM, Lionello Lunesu wrote:
 "Andrei Alexandrescu" wrote in message
 news:kk6llv$29sl$1 digitalmars.com...

 I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a compact
 rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

 Andrei


 Hey Andrei, you still got room in your car? I'm thinking of staying at a
 hotel nearby. (Aloft is full.)

Yup, we should be in good shape.

I need to renege on this: as a conference organizer I'll have to leave early and arrive late so being dependent on me would be frustrating. Anyone else with a car staying at Aloft or nearby? Andrei
Apr 22 2013
parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
I don't mind hopping on the early ride, assuming the jet lag has sorted
itself.  :)

Should not be dependent on any specific return journey.

Regards
-- 
Iain Buclaw

*(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
On Apr 22, 2013 5:21 PM, "Andrei Alexandrescu" <
SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:

 On 4/22/13 12:10 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 On 4/21/13 2:23 AM, Lionello Lunesu wrote:

 "Andrei Alexandrescu" wrote in message
 news:kk6llv$29sl$1 **digitalmars.com...

 I'll stay at Aloft (http://goo.gl/CHmzw) and will drive a compact
 rental. Will gladly pick up people to and fro that hotel.

 Andrei


 Hey Andrei, you still got room in your car? I'm thinking of staying at a
 hotel nearby. (Aloft is full.)

Yup, we should be in good shape.

I need to renege on this: as a conference organizer I'll have to leave early and arrive late so being dependent on me would be frustrating. Anyone else with a car staying at Aloft or nearby? Andrei

Apr 24 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
I live in Mountain View, 15-30 minutes away from the venue.

I can drive only one other person in my two-seater. :/

Ali
Apr 11 2013
parent reply "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:21:23 -0400, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com=
 wrote:

 I live in Mountain View, 15-30 minutes away from the venue.

 I can drive only one other person in my two-seater. :/

 Ali

I'm staying in Palo Alto on El Camino Real, which appears to be between = = Mountain View and the venue. /me puts up thumb -Steve
Apr 11 2013
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/11/2013 10:49 AM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:

 /me puts up thumb

Me does a double take (yes, he is the Steven Schveighoffer of the D fame!). I hit the brakes and pick him up! :) Ali
Apr 11 2013
parent "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:07:06 -0400, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com=
 wrote:

 On 04/11/2013 10:49 AM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:

  > /me puts up thumb

 Me does a double take (yes, he is the Steven Schveighoffer of the D  =

 fame!). I hit the brakes and pick him up! :)

And I humbly accept the ride from a D conference speaker and D book auth= or! -Steve
Apr 11 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
Am in Palo Alto now.

If any body wants to meet up before Wednesday, just shoot me a 
mail.

David
Apr 28 2013
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/28/2013 12:51 AM, David Nadlinger wrote:

 Am in Palo Alto now.

 If any body wants to meet up before Wednesday, just shoot me a mail.

 David

You have thus volunteered to be the contact hub. :) Found your address at your site; emailing now... Ali
Apr 28 2013
parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Sunday, 28 April 2013 at 15:29:31 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 You have thus volunteered to be the contact hub. :)

Eww, I'd gladly leave this part to somebody who actually has a permanent internet connection and does not pay absurdly high mobile roaming fees... David
Apr 28 2013
parent =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/28/2013 10:15 AM, David Nadlinger wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 April 2013 at 15:29:31 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 You have thus volunteered to be the contact hub. :)

Eww, I'd gladly leave this part to somebody who actually has a permanent internet connection and does not pay absurdly high mobile roaming fees...

Just kidding of course... :) Ali
Apr 28 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "Aldo Nunez" <aldonunez1 gmail.com> writes:
I'll need to rent a car for the trip. So, I can pick anyone up 
along the way from Mountain View.
Apr 28 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 21:32:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!

 A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, 
 or to share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

 Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and 
 offers. I'll also post a link to this thread on 
 http://dconf.org/venue.html. If necessary, we'll also post 
 important related notices there.

 So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Due to last minute issue, I find myself in an hotel in mountain view. 3km/2miles away from the caltrain, so I'll need someone to grab me if that is possible. I promise to be good company on the road :D
Apr 29 2013
next sibling parent reply Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
I'll be in SFO at midday if anyone is heading down from up that way?
Otherwise, can anyone suggest the best way to get there from the airport?
On 29 Apr 2013 05:30, "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> wrote:

 On Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 21:32:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!

 A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, or to
 share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

 Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and offers.
 I'll also post a link to this thread on http://dconf.org/venue.html. If
 necessary, we'll also post important related notices there.

 So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Due to last minute issue, I find myself in an hotel in mountain view. 3km/2miles away from the caltrain, so I'll need someone to grab me if that is possible. I promise to be good company on the road :D

Apr 29 2013
next sibling parent =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/29/2013 09:03 AM, Manu wrote:

 can anyone suggest the best way to get there from the airport?

We have used door-to-door airport shuttles many times in the past. The cost should be around $35-45 to most places around Menlo Park. When you arrive, just walk out of the international terminal; you can't miss the door-to-door shuttles. Ask their prices and pick the cheaper one. Unfortunately, I work today. Otherwise, I would have picked you up like I will tomorrow, to take you to the ACCU talk. :) (Thanks again!) Ali
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 16:04:00 UTC, Manu wrote:
 I'll be in SFO at midday if anyone is heading down from up that 
 way?
 Otherwise, can anyone suggest the best way to get there from 
 the airport?

Where is "there"? I just used BART/Caltrain – not very fancy and takes a while to get there, but since my hotel is near the Palo Alto stop, it was ideal for me. David
Apr 29 2013
parent reply Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
All good, I took the shuttle on Ali's advice. Cost $55. Much better than a
taxi.
By 'there' I was thinking anywhere in the area I guess (I presumed it would
all be walking distance). Turns out the aloft is on the other side of the
bay, and google maps was lying to me ;)

Who else is staying at the aloft?


On 30 April 2013 04:32, David Nadlinger <see klickverbot.at> wrote:

 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 16:04:00 UTC, Manu wrote:

 I'll be in SFO at midday if anyone is heading down from up that way?
 Otherwise, can anyone suggest the best way to get there from the airport=


?

Where is "there"? I just used BART/Caltrain =E2=80=93 not very fancy and takes a while to g=

et there,
 but since my hotel is near the Palo Alto stop, it was ideal for me.

 David

Apr 29 2013
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/29/2013 2:31 PM, Manu wrote:
 All good, I took the shuttle on Ali's advice. Cost $55. Much better than a
taxi.
 By 'there' I was thinking anywhere in the area I guess (I presumed it would all
 be walking distance). Turns out the aloft is on the other side of the bay, and
 google maps was lying to me ;)

 Who else is staying at the aloft?

I'll be there late tonight.
Apr 29 2013
parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 22:20:26 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/29/2013 2:31 PM, Manu wrote:
 Who else is staying at the aloft?

I'll be there late tonight.

I'm starting to feel like am the only one _not_ staying there… ;) David
Apr 29 2013
next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/29/2013 3:47 PM, David Nadlinger wrote:
 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 22:20:26 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/29/2013 2:31 PM, Manu wrote:
 Who else is staying at the aloft?

I'll be there late tonight.

I'm starting to feel like am the only one _not_ staying there… ;)

You can still hang out with us :-)
Apr 29 2013
parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 23:00:48 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/29/2013 3:47 PM, David Nadlinger wrote:
 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 22:20:26 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/29/2013 2:31 PM, Manu wrote:
 Who else is staying at the aloft?

I'll be there late tonight.

I'm starting to feel like am the only one _not_ staying there… ;)

You can still hang out with us :-)

So would anybody be interested in meeting up today in the evening? I've been in touch with Ali, but nobody else responded so far – I guess you are just arrived today? David
Apr 29 2013
next sibling parent "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
Sigh, careless typing on a mobile phone… Make that »I'm in touch 
with Ali, but nobody else responded so far – I guess you all just 
arrived today?«

David
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling parent reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 30 April 2013 00:13, David Nadlinger <see klickverbot.at> wrote:

 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 23:00:48 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:

 On 4/29/2013 3:47 PM, David Nadlinger wrote:

 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 22:20:26 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:

 On 4/29/2013 2:31 PM, Manu wrote:

 Who else is staying at the aloft?

I'll be there late tonight.

I'm starting to feel like am the only one _not_ staying there=85 ;)

You can still hang out with us :-)

So would anybody be interested in meeting up today in the evening? I've been in touch with Ali, but nobody else responded so far =96 I guess you are just arrived today? David

Where do you want to meet up? --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 29 2013
parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 01:29:55 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Where do you want to meet up?

I'm probably the wrong person to make a suggestion. My hotel is a few blocks from the Palo Alto Caltrain station, and everything reachable by bike/public transport (in a reasonable amount of time) would be fine for me. David
Apr 29 2013
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/29/2013 06:36 PM, David Nadlinger wrote:

 My hotel is a few blocks from the Palo Alto Caltrain station,
 and everything reachable by bike/public transport (in a
 reasonable amount of time) would be fine for me.

So hard to make a plan! :) I am driving towards Palo Alto in half an hour. We can decide to go to Aloft from there but I suspect everybody will be jet-lag-zombies there. :p David, give me a call or an email; I don't know your place. deadalnix, you must be around here... :) Do you want me to pick you up? Ali
Apr 29 2013
next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
I'm a jetlagged zombie to be sure, but I can't go to bed yet, or I won't
defeat it!
I'm basically sitting here waiting for a plan to happen and ideally drink
beer. See you in half an hour then! :)


On 29 April 2013 19:10, Ali =C3=87ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/29/2013 06:36 PM, David Nadlinger wrote:

 My hotel is a few blocks from the Palo Alto Caltrain station,
 and everything reachable by bike/public transport (in a
 reasonable amount of time) would be fine for me.

So hard to make a plan! :) I am driving towards Palo Alto in half an hour=

.
 We can decide to go to Aloft from there but I suspect everybody will be
 jet-lag-zombies there. :p

 David, give me a call or an email; I don't know your place.

 deadalnix, you must be around here... :) Do you want me to pick you up?

 Ali

Apr 29 2013
prev sibling parent "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 02:10:47 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 David, give me a call or an email; I don't know your place.

Done!
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling parent reply "Adam Wilson" <flyboynw gmail.com> writes:
On Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:47:46 -0700, David Nadlinger <see klickverbot.at>=
  =

wrote:

 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 22:20:26 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/29/2013 2:31 PM, Manu wrote:
 Who else is staying at the aloft?

I'll be there late tonight.

I'm starting to feel like am the only one _not_ staying there=E2=80=A6=

;)
 David

*sigh* I'm not staying there either, but it does seem like all the cool = = kids are. Well, we'll just have to start our own "Not Staying at Aloft = Club" for the cooler kids. :-D -- = Adam Wilson IRC: LightBender Project Coordinator The Horizon Project http://www.thehorizonproject.org/
Apr 29 2013
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/29/2013 04:10 PM, Adam Wilson wrote:

 *sigh* I'm not staying there either, but it does seem like all the cool
 kids are. Well, we'll just have to start our own "Not Staying at Aloft
 Club" for the cooler kids. :-D

We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow in Mountain View: :) http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/events/115855342/ Ali
Apr 29 2013
next sibling parent "Adam Wilson" <flyboynw gmail.com> writes:
On Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:31:03 -0700, Ali =C7ehreli <acehreli yahoo.com> w=
rote:

 On 04/29/2013 04:10 PM, Adam Wilson wrote:

  > *sigh* I'm not staying there either, but it does seem like all the =

=
 cool
  > kids are. Well, we'll just have to start our own "Not Staying at Al=

oft
  > Club" for the cooler kids. :-D

 We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow in  =

 Mountain View: :)

    http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/events/1158553=

42/
 Ali

ARG! My flight doesn't land until 11PM! -- = Adam Wilson IRC: LightBender Project Coordinator The Horizon Project http://www.thehorizonproject.org/
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 23:31:06 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow 
 in Mountain View: :)

   
 http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/events/115855342/

Sound like a plan – probably will be there, too. How many people usually attend those meetings? David
Apr 29 2013
parent =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 04/29/2013 06:13 PM, David Nadlinger wrote:
 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 23:31:06 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow in
 Mountain View: :)

 http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/events/115855342/

Sound like a plan – probably will be there, too. How many people usually attend those meetings?

About 20-50 but this one is on an odd day for our group so I don't know. We normally meet on the second-Wednesday of the month. Ali
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
Haha, how do you intend to have a cooler-than-the-aloft club meetup there,
when it's being presented by a cool aloft-er? ;)
On 29 Apr 2013 16:35, "Ali =C3=87ehreli" <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/29/2013 04:10 PM, Adam Wilson wrote:

 *sigh* I'm not staying there either, but it does seem like all the cool
 kids are. Well, we'll just have to start our own "Not Staying at Aloft
 Club" for the cooler kids. :-D

We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow in Mountain View: :) http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-**Association-of-C-C-Users/** events/115855342/<http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/ev=

ents/115855342/>
 Ali

Apr 29 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
Haha, how do you intend to have a cooler-than-the-aloft club meetup there,
when it's being presented by a cool aloft-er? ;)
On 29 Apr 2013 16:35, "Ali =C3=87ehreli" <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/29/2013 04:10 PM, Adam Wilson wrote:

 *sigh* I'm not staying there either, but it does seem like all the cool
 kids are. Well, we'll just have to start our own "Not Staying at Aloft
 Club" for the cooler kids. :-D

We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow in Mountain View: :) http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-**Association-of-C-C-Users/** events/115855342/<http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/ev=

ents/115855342/>
 Ali

Apr 29 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
double post


On 29 April 2013 18:57, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 Haha, how do you intend to have a cooler-than-the-aloft club meetup there=

,
 when it's being presented by a cool aloft-er? ;)
 On 29 Apr 2013 16:35, "Ali =C7ehreli" <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/29/2013 04:10 PM, Adam Wilson wrote:

 *sigh* I'm not staying there either, but it does seem like all the coo=



l
 kids are. Well, we'll just have to start our own "Not Staying at Aloft
 Club" for the cooler kids. :-D

We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow in Mountain View: :) http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-**Association-of-C-C-Users/** events/115855342/<http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/e=


vents/115855342/>
 Ali


--=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
double post


On 29 April 2013 18:57, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 Haha, how do you intend to have a cooler-than-the-aloft club meetup there=

,
 when it's being presented by a cool aloft-er? ;)
 On 29 Apr 2013 16:35, "Ali =C7ehreli" <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/29/2013 04:10 PM, Adam Wilson wrote:

 *sigh* I'm not staying there either, but it does seem like all the coo=



l
 kids are. Well, we'll just have to start our own "Not Staying at Aloft
 Club" for the cooler kids. :-D

We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow in Mountain View: :) http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-**Association-of-C-C-Users/** events/115855342/<http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/e=


vents/115855342/>
 Ali


--=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
Bloody phone...
On 29 Apr 2013 19:01, "Iain Buclaw" <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 double post


 On 29 April 2013 18:57, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:

 Haha, how do you intend to have a cooler-than-the-aloft club meetup
 there, when it's being presented by a cool aloft-er? ;)
 On 29 Apr 2013 16:35, "Ali =C3=87ehreli" <acehreli yahoo.com> wrote:

 On 04/29/2013 04:10 PM, Adam Wilson wrote:

 *sigh* I'm not staying there either, but it does seem like all the co=




ol
 kids are. Well, we'll just have to start our own "Not Staying at Alof=




t
 Club" for the cooler kids. :-D

We can start the coolness by going to Manu's ACCU talk tomorrow in Mountain View: :) http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-**Association-of-C-C-Users/** events/115855342/<http://www.meetup.com/SFBay-Association-of-C-C-Users/=



events/115855342/>
 Ali


-- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';

Apr 30 2013
prev sibling parent reply "Aldo Nunez" <aldonunez1 gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 12:28:33 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 Due to last minute issue, I find myself in an hotel in mountain 
 view. 3km/2miles away from the caltrain, so I'll need someone 
 to grab me if that is possible. I promise to be good company on 
 the road :D

deadalnix, I can pick you up, because I'll be in Mountain View, too.
Apr 29 2013
parent "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 00:50:43 UTC, Aldo Nunez wrote:
 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 12:28:33 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 Due to last minute issue, I find myself in an hotel in 
 mountain view. 3km/2miles away from the caltrain, so I'll need 
 someone to grab me if that is possible. I promise to be good 
 company on the road :D

deadalnix, I can pick you up, because I'll be in Mountain View, too.

Awesome ! Can we exchange contact infos via some more private canal in order to set that up ? You have my email on every posts in that newgroup.
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling parent reply "Tyro[17]" <nospam home.com> writes:
On 3/24/13 5:32 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Hello to all prospective DConf 2013 attendees!

 A few of you are interested in sharing options for rental cars, or to
 share hotel rooms and split the cost in half.

 Let this thread be the official tracker for such requests and offers.
 I'll also post a link to this thread on http://dconf.org/venue.html. If
 necessary, we'll also post important related notices there.

 So, just reply to this with your offers and requests!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Hi all, I'll be arriving tomorrow night. Will be in commuting from Redwood City if anyone needs a ride. Andrew
Apr 29 2013
parent reply "Zach the Mystic" <reachzach gggggmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 22:42:09 UTC, Tyro[17] wrote:
 Hi all, I'll be arriving tomorrow night. Will be in commuting 
 from Redwood City if anyone needs a ride.

 Andrew

Hi! I'm also staying in Redwood City. Mike Parker is too, and I'm in touch with him already. But my phone is five-one-oh three-seven-four oh-eight six three, if you want to call or text when you get in.
Apr 29 2013
next sibling parent "Tyro[17]" <nospam home.com> writes:
On 4/29/13 8:37 PM, Zach the Mystic wrote:
 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 22:42:09 UTC, Tyro[17] wrote:
 Hi all, I'll be arriving tomorrow night. Will be in commuting from
 Redwood City if anyone needs a ride.

 Andrew

Hi! I'm also staying in Redwood City. Mike Parker is too, and I'm in touch with him already. But my phone is five-one-oh three-seven-four oh-eight six three, if you want to call or text when you get in.

GTG. Will link you when I arrive.
Apr 29 2013
prev sibling parent "Daniel Murphy" <yebblies nospamgmail.com> writes:
Me too!  My phone is not cooperating though.

"Zach the Mystic" <reachzach gggggmail.com> wrote in message 
news:tmigrwlhhlijoriddjyl forum.dlang.org...
 On Monday, 29 April 2013 at 22:42:09 UTC, Tyro[17] wrote:
 Hi all, I'll be arriving tomorrow night. Will be in commuting from 
 Redwood City if anyone needs a ride.

 Andrew

Hi! I'm also staying in Redwood City. Mike Parker is too, and I'm in touch with him already. But my phone is five-one-oh three-seven-four oh-eight six three, if you want to call or text when you get in.

Apr 30 2013