Monday 19 May 2008
I arrived back in New Zealand this morning after a very smooth flight. I watched a couple of movies and slept for several hours with no effort --- thanks God.
Overall it was a great trip. I got to catch up with old friends, including some unexpected visitors to the Bay Area. The time at Mozilla was very productive --- I think it was a good idea to pre-organize some meetings. I got to visit Stanford, for a change. And the OSQ retreat was fantastic, although I felt that I didn't have much new to contribute since my attendance last year --- especially since I gave two talks at Berkeley in January.
It's great to be home though. The more I travel, the more I appreciate being here in Auckland. Even the small routines of daily life with my family seem like special blessings after I get back. Now I can settle down for a solid couple of months of work and play before the Firefox summit in July.
My in-flight movie summary:
- There Will Be Blood
I love Daniel Day-Lewis and he was great in this movie, but despite a lot of great moments it just didn't hold together for me.
- I Am Legend
Remarkably good considering Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen are in it. I just like twisty thrillers.
- American Gangster
Good genre piece.
- Batman Begins
Absolute rubbish. Christopher Nolan should be ashamed of himself. Not nearly as good as the first Batman movie.