Sunday, October 15, 2017

San Francisco - Day 1

On Sunday morning, I went through Chinatown with the thought that I could get some dim sum. I found what looked like a decent place but during the 20 minutes that I was there, only one cart came by with one item. I left and continued on to the Hyatt Regency. On the way, I stopped for a Vietnamese sandwich at a to-go place. It had a lot of fresh veggies and a pate. Nice, spicy and tasty.

We met at 11am to set up for the workshop which started at 1pm. Here is one of the presenters from Syracuse talking about IPv6 Security. His challenge was to pare down his 1½ day presentation to fit in under an hour.

Here is most of our intrepid group. One I've known for years from Hawaii and the other originally from Louisiana but now hails from Texas I've known for maybe ten years. This picture was taken after the workshop was completed so everyone is feeling much more relaxed.

On to another topic. Last week after passing the amateur radio Technician test with a perfect score, I decided to go ahead and take at least the General exam. I signed up for an online course and they plot your progress through the course material. During the past week and sitting in the Seattle airport, I had been going through the material. You only need a 75% score to pass, I think that I'm ready for the next test. Now I'm thinking that I'll study for the Extra class exam as well and take both of them at the next opportunity. Which, in Fairbanks. it looks like that'll be early in December.

7 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Bummer the dim sum didn't pan out. We were at a late night one when we were in SF last, but it wasn't as good as our go-to in Seattle.

Good job on the progress with the Radio Tech program.

RichardM said...

It’s always seems to be a challlenge to find a good dim sum place without “local guidance”. I didn’t plan ahead and was just walking by the gate on my way to the conference hotel and saw it as an opportunity.

RichardM said...

BTW, I’m connected to an IPv6 only network not dual stack (if this is meaningless to you, then ignore this comment). So this stuff really works…

SonjaM said...

How odd, that you couldn't find a decent dim sum in Chinatown, of all places...

RichardM said...

I just didn’t do any research in advance. I found a place and it looked crowded enough but once I sat down, only one food cart went by in about 20 minutes. Usually, they are circulating almost continuously. Anyway, looking for dim sum was opportunistic on my part. I just noticed that I could walk through Chinatown on my way to the workshop venue.

Trobairitz said...

If in Seattle I'd recommend the Jade Garden. It was our go-to when there with Bobskoot for the motorcycle show. Our Sunday ritual was dim sum at Jade Garden before everyone headed home. https://www.yelp.com/biz/jade-garden-seattle

RichardM said...

Thank you, I’ll remember that.