Home at last, for a while

I just got back from a road trip through the UK and India. I got to meet up with lots of Java developers. Lots of interesting folks doing lots of cool projects. The high point was at the end of one talk in Hyderabad one of the conference crew brought a birthday cake on stage (it was my birthday) and they had 3000 people sing happy birthday to me. Quite overwhelming. Thanks, everyone!

The peace movement is quite strong everywhere. I took this photograph of a chalk drawing on a street in London. Folks aren't exactly anti-American: they're anti-war. Everyone was hugely excited about Michael Moore's new movie. I'm a very liberal Canadian living in America: I got lots of questions.

May 24, 2004