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July 24th, 2008

Now here's why OpenStreetMap is cool!

Just discovered:

Go to - enter "Mozilla, Mountain View" in the "Search" box - press "Go" and see where the red arrow points to!

This even can stand a comparison to Google Maps, where the pure map is telling you much less about this area...

By KaiRo, at 22:15 | Tags: California, Mountain View, Mozilla, OSM | 3 comments | TrackBack: 0

April 2nd, 2008

Brown Bag @ Mozilla on Apr 7!

Talking about my traveling to California for the next two weeks, Seth Bindernagel asked me if I wanted to give a Brown Bag presentation in MV, and this sounded like a great idea to me.

So, next Monday, April 7th, at 11:30 PDT, everyone at Mozilla HQ, Mountain View, is invited to attend my Brown Bag on the topic of Community Project Organization & SeaMonkey 2 (I'm actually recycling my FOSDEM talk from February this year - I don't think we have much audience overlap with that).

I hope we'll have a nice crowd of people there and I can meet and talk to a bunch of folks there that I only know from IRC and newsgroups so far!

See you on Monday! :)

By KaiRo, at 20:52 | Tags: Mountain View, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, travel | 1 comment | TrackBack: 0

March 21st, 2008

Rough Schedule For California Trip

As mentioned here before, I'll visit California in April. As I'll be there with a good friend of mine who is a first-time-visitor to the USA, we'll do a round trip, but I'll have a few days in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Mountain View, where I'll surely visit Mozilla headquarters and would love to meet as many people as possible.

We didn't set our plans in stone so that we can be flexible when being already over there, but current plans for our schedule are roughly as follows:
  • Arrival: about noon Apr 05 at SFO airport
  • Apr 05-07: San Francisco / Bay Area (7th: Mountain View / Mozilla)
  • Apr 08-10: travel San Francisco - Yosemite - Sequoia - Las Vegas
  • Apr 11-12: Las Vegas, travel to Los Angeles either 12th or 13th
  • Apr 13-14: Los Angeles area (maybe until 15th)
  • Apr 15-16: travel Los Angeles - San Francisco area
  • Apr 17-19: San Francisco / Bay Area (18th: Mountain View / Mozilla)
  • Departure: evening of Apr 19 from SFO airport
If you want to meet me in the SF Bay Area or somewhere on my way, I'd be happy to meet many Mozillians over there, just contact me either via a comment here, via IRC or via email, and we can surely arrange something!

By KaiRo, at 23:39 | Tags: California, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mountain View, Mozilla, SF Bay Area, travel | no comments | TrackBack: 0

February 22nd, 2008

On The Road

While getting ready for my flight to Brussels today for the FOSDEM 2008 conference, I also booked the flight to San Francisco - I'll be staying in California with a good friend of mine from April 5 to 19! We'll spend a few days in the SF Bay Area and I'll visit Mountain View and the Mozilla Headquarters for sure, but we'll be on the road a lot on a round trip to also experience the wide land and to visit Yosemite, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

I'm looking forward to both those trips - but for this weekend I'll be concentrating on FOSDEM :)

By KaiRo, at 13:43 | Tags: California, FOSDEM, Mountain View, Mozilla, SF Bay Area, travel | 1 comment | TrackBack: 0

February 16th, 2008

Bay Area Travel Tips?

I'm currently planning to do a trip to Mountain View and the San Francisco Bay Area in early to mid-April, staying there for about 2 weeks, and I'd be glad about any tips you have for me when going there.

My main focus on that trip is Mozilla (out of interest of course, but also so that it counts as a business trip for financial authorities), so I'd be happy to talk to Mozilla people to about organizational, platform and SeaMonkey stuff - but probably also any other topics surrounding our great community.

Of course, I'd like to learn about the attractions of that part of California as well (though I already have been to a few of them about 13 years ago on a family vacation), so if you can tell me some must-sees, I'm happy about those as well - esp. the insider tips ;-)

If there are any special events in that timeframe, I'd also like to know about them - Mozilla events of course, but also if there's some Country Music (which I really love) or sports event of interest - I'll probably travel with a first-time-US-visitor who is a big American Football fan (I know, out of season, so bad time for that) and also likes Basketball, Baseball and such stuff, so it would be good to find some interesting stuff for him as well (his day job is something like talking hexadecimal or such, he calls that programming car control units).

I'd also love to know about hotels you could recommend in that area, I'd like to pre-book at least parts of my stay in a hotel, either via my travel agency or some insider knowledge from over there ;-)

Of course, if you want to meet me there, I'd like to know as well! :)

So, please help with with any tips you have for me - either comment here, contact me on IRC ("KaiRo") or via email (

Thanks a lot - and I hope to meet you if you're in that area at the same time!

By KaiRo, at 22:39 | Tags: Mountain View, Mozilla, SF Bay Area, travel | no comments | TrackBack: 0

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