Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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Roadtrip and ratsnake

My work occupied me until half past noon. Then the drive to Austin featured lots of traffic delays. The main compensation was huge fields of blooming sunflowers. I still managed to make it to the exhibition hall at Texas Linux Fest, where kind folks told me cool things about libreoffice and OpenShot Video. I drove to my suites hotel in north Austin. A cool motorcycle game parked their Harleys in a semi-circle. The kind desk clerk directed me to Walnut Creek Park. This park had great trails. There I was just thinking how a creekside ledge was good snake habitat when the couple walking ahead of me spotted a huge lovely and placid rat snake. Later, by a pond by my hotel, I saw a grand yellow-crowned night heron.

The odd omission of the day: I left my laptop at my office by mistake. It will be odd to be without it at a computer convention. But then again, it has a maverick, hands-free vibe.

Tomorrow there are some good talks. Looks like fun.
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