After spending the whole Summer playing intensive bouts of pass-the-specification and email-volley on what might well be one of the biggest projects I've ever found myself involved in (plus a couple of really tough nuts to crack on other activities), I finally managed to get some vacation time here.
Obviously, I brought a laptop. Plus a four-meter-long Ethernet cable, which turned out to be the right thing to bring (you gotta love having wired broadband on a hotel room). I would probably kill for an AirPort Express like Melo's if I hadn't brought the cable...
Now, vacation for me is always about rest. Occasional travel, a lot of sightseeing (expect quite a few photos from my DSC-F707), but essentially chilling out, catching up on my reading and (eventually) doing some recreational coding on my laptop.
So, to that effect, I brought along my iPod (crammed to the brim with audio books for lying about in the beach), my trusty old Z1010 (as backup in case I need to access the corporate LAN) and a stack of books. I had originally intended to bring my ancient Toshiba 8100 with Ubuntu installed (I'm always up for trying new things), but I gave up on getting it to work and dumped my iBook in the suitcase instead.
A couple of SSH incantations is all it takes for me to upload photos and get at my e-mail (although I've had to resort to Thunderbird for e-mail, since Mail.app, in a characteristic bout of Apple inconistency - i.e., rare but breathtakingly stupid - does not use the systemwide SOCKS settings), so this promises to be a good week to take pictures and get in touch with some people again.
And now, off to dinner.