Work trip to Auckland

A few from my recent trip to Auckland:

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October 29 2011 Unidive Mooloolaba

Went for two dives at Mooloolaba, Pinnacles (Pin2) and Fairylands.

On the boat we had Bride, Jeremy, Christian, Bruce, Leonardo, Kelly, David, Maryse and myself. Jeremy made his famous choc muffins, and there were snakes, cinnamon bun and I don’t know what all else, all I know is we had way to much food!

Had the macro lens on, so no above water shots, but here are some from underwater…:

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John McCarthy — Father of AI and Lisp — Dies at 84

Another icon of the computer family is gone.

John McCarthy — Father of AI and Lisp — Dies at 84.

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C and Unix pioneer Dennis Ritchie reported dead

C and Unix pioneer Dennis Ritchie reported dead • The Register.

With Bell’s Ken Thompson, Ritchie helped develop Unix and got it running on a DEC PDP-11, and released the first edition of the operating system in 1971.

I never met the man, but I have spent 25 years working on UNIX, the best OS in the world.  Still. I started working on UNIX on a PDP-11/45 with a 1 Megabyte RL01 disk pack.
I will be toasting Dennis with a stiff scotch this evening.
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Straddie SharkWatch weekend

Had a great weekend on Straddie again, (fairly) flat seas, sunshine and lots of grey nurse sharks! Lots of humpback whales too, one swam right behind the boat as we were preparing to go down for our second dive! (Couldn’t get a focus lock on it before it disappeared though, damn!)

Pictures here:

P.S. See Reef Check Australia for more information on SharkWatch.

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