B1 = Preserve
B2 = Referential integrity
So yes. I did spend a week in the Bay Area. While there I got to see Sergey and Arun. I also got a bit of a tour of the Google campus. I took some pictures.
Since then I've also spent a week in Essen and a few days in Ludwigshafen. Actually, the hotel was in Mannheim, across the Rhein from Ludwigshafen. I celebrated observed St Paddys day in Munich, but was in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen on the 17th. So of course went to an Irish pub with some of the other people working on this project. There, two of the three of us won Guinness hats. Combined with the Guinness shirt I won in a pub quiz last year, I'm beginning to put together a nice outfit.
Apparently I was summoned for jury duty in Gunnison County, CO. My Mom was kind enough to inform the court that I was out of the country for an indefinite period of time. They in turn were kind enough to excuse me.
I may be in Chicago in mid April.