Some jerk sat in front of me on a flight the other day slammed his seat back into the screen of my trusty tablet, rendering it rather dead. It still works, but only when the screen's at an impossible angle. However there is a shiny lining to this cloud, as the folk at HP have loaned me one of their really quite lovely new ultraportable tablets. It is, as they say, "teh shiny". So, after a couple of days of reconfiguring stuff, I'm back on line.
So, Seattle: the weather's lovely, and I've been taking lots of photographs of the mountains in between meetings. We've been up the top of the Olympics, and to both high access points on Mount Ranier
Also, in other good news, after many moons of searching I managed to find a green laser pointer for a silly low price in a branch of Frys. elimloth's cats are now most exercised. The laser's 5mW is enough to pump the ruby in marypcb's engagement ring - so it's now an engagement laser in its own right...
I've also got my paws on the anti-iPhone, an OpenMoko device. It's rather lovely, though not ready for the end user yet. I'll be writing about it for various places, so keep your eyes peeled!
Normal service to be resumed shortly.