Thursday, January 17, 2013

TIP - IPv6 Workshop

All of today was spent participating in an IPv6 workshop. The other participants have a wide range of experience and exposure to IPv6 and from a range of institutions. The focus of the class is different from when I had last taught the workshop and is not campus centric as opposed to connector or regional network centric. Also, the workshop used to be more "hands on" which required shipping hundereds of pounds of gear around in travelling racks. Very expensive and somewhat problematic as we usually ended up repairing something when setting up.

Last night, I went out to dinner with my former supervisor and his significant other at the Himalayan Kitchen, a Nepalise and Indian restaurant. I had a very generous serving of lamb vindaloo with jasmine rice and garlic naan bread. No food picture unless I take a picture of the leftovers in the hotel fridge. They now live uphill from the University of Hawaii campus and picked me up at my hotel. They mentioned that this was the first time in a long time that they've ventured into the Waikiki tourist area. It was much quieter and relaxed once you get out of town.

This evening, a network engineer from Iowa and I went in search of dinner within walking distance, which meant that we would be in Waikīkī somewhere. He wanted to avoid a chain or anything else he would be able to find in Iowa. Along the main drag, everything was either a chain or somewhere which would have stretched anyones budget past the breaking point. A couple of blocks away from the main street, we found a non-chain Hawaiian steak house called Vit's Hawaiian Steak and their daily special was ono steak with shrimp. Tasted like teriyaki but it was fine. As with most meals, too much food was served and I ended up leaving some on the plate. Peter is also a rider and used to race sports bikes so there was a lot of good conversation.

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  1. Richard:

    3 paragraphs and 2 were about food. See, you're learning but next time more food photos.

    We also like to deviate away from fast food chains and prefer the local places. We were much younger when we were in Waikiki but we had many meals at Zippy's. We found one over in Maui last year and had a good inexpensive meal. It's where the locals go

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. I figured that I had talked enough about IPv6 in the past and after an all day session on one topic, time to talk about something else.

      We don't have many of the large chain restaurants in Fairbanks so it would've been fine with me either way. There are lots of sushi places but all of them in Waikiki are catering to a different clientele than me.

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  2. Richard,
    All I can say is that for an Alaskan, you sure do spend a lot of time out of the place ;-). Love seeing your travels!

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    1. I don't have any idea what you're talking about....

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    1. No orchids to be seen anywhere...

      But I've been avoiding the fancy places. Right now, sashimi platter and seaweed salad.

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  4. I am still amazed at the large portions restaurants serve. I would much rather have a smaller portion of better tasting higher quality food than the large serving of meh we usually get when dining out.

    How many more days do you have in paradise?

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    1. Zero. I'm in the airport right now. I get back at 8 in the morning.

      The Nepalise place had very good food. The locals were vegan and vegetarian and this was one of their favorite places. The servings were still too large though several of the menu items weren't available.

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