What the heck? This morning, a laundry truck ran into the hotel's power transformer, leaving the entire hotel out of power.
Now it's (barely) running on emergency power (needless to say the Wifi is on that emergency power as well), while we are waiting for a replacement generator. Chances are though that due to the fantastic rock slide, it has to take the long route so that could take a while.
Update: Since 2:30pm, the power's back on. Yay.
I dig the Mozilla Summit Poster:
Oops, a rock slide trapped us in Whistler: "Rock slide closes Vancouver to Whistler route" (cbc.ca)
Luckily, there's still time until Friday to clean it up. Had it happened on departure day, there'd be over 400 flights to reschedule. Good times.
Update: The story of Mozilla being trapped seems to get a little press feedback: On ZDNET, for example, and the local press wants to cover our experience as well.
Update 2: The highway is to reopen today (Saturday) night, they say.
Update on the unlucky rock slide story: Apparently it's going to be closed for five days, meaning we have to leave much earlier in order to take an alternative route to Vancouver.
I can't exactly say I am looking forward to spending 7 instead of 3 hours in the bus :( At least I am not flying back straight to Pittsburgh on Friday, so at least it won't be followed by another 8 hours or so of traveling.
Update: My bus was rescheduled to 3 am in the morning. Looks like I'm not going to go to bed that night and just sleep on the bus.
Update 2: Thank heaven somebody filed a bug on this: Can't get out of Whistler -- can't be long until this gets fixed!
Well, greetings from Whistler, BC! It's raining, but sessions have started so we don't really hang out too much outside at the moment anyway. And while meals are outside, they are luckily in a tent. Phew.
Of course at lunch, I was stirring the salad dressing and promptly a round piece of glass at the bottom of the jar broke out and decided to flood my pants with what I believe was yummy while still in the jar. Always good to have a pair of spare pants.
I added some pictures to ipernity already, so go over there if you'd like to see what I took pictures of. I also wrote some code to import ipernity into summit.mozilla.org, where I hope it'll show up soon.