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.
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.
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.
It's going to be an exciting week with a lot of people I know and haven't seen in a long time, and there will be many new people to meet as well. I am looking forward to it!
Whistler itself is a breathtaking place, they say, so I am particularly thrilled that such a great place was picked for the event. I know at least one of my friends is jealous because he'd love to go mountain-biking there!
If you want to see what's going on at the Mozilla Summit, hop on over to summit.mozilla.org, a new mash-up site showing tons of media related to the summit. Soon it'll look much fuller than this:
I'll write again when I'm there :)