Jono, you hate Heathrow, I hate San Paolo airport. I ended up missing my flight even though I was at my gate two hours ahead of time. Turns out they changed the gate and by the time I was about to board a plane to who knows where (they didn’t check my ticket when I boarded) my name was called. By the time I fought through the crowd coming into the plane my plane had taken off. I managed to get on a flight four hours later.The real hero in all this is Juliano Bittencourt who happily came to pick me up at the later time. I met him at the Bossa conference and I have to say the hospitality I have received in Brazil is top notch even if their airports aren’t.
So I needed a drink. I ended up having a bottle of Terranova Cabernet/Shiraz with steak in wine sauce. I must say even though they killed the meat (it was medium well, good steak should be medium rare) it was quite good. The Terranova was good but didn’t blow me away. The white Terranova Moscatel I had in Porto de Galinhas did blow me away so I was expecting a little bit more but it wasn’t bad.
Tomorrow we check out the OLPC/Red Hat/AMD booth and then head off to one of the schools which is doing a trial (all these armchair technologists who said we should be doing trials – well duh!!!) of the OLPC. I can’t wait to ask the kids what they want to see on the laptops, what issues they are having and how they use the machines.
If anyone needs to contact me while I am here I am in room 562 of the Novotel hotel.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]