Things I did in 2001

by Gerald Oskoboiny

This page records stuff I did in 2001. See also: 2000, 2002, or who cares?

January 12-14, 2001
Went skiing at Jay Peak in Vermont; photos

January 16-21, 2001
Work trip to Boston

January 22, 2001
Saw 54-40 at Barrymore's!

January 26-28, 2001
Road trip to Carnaval (Password protected) in Quebec City!

February 1, 2001
Bought a digital video camera, woohoo!

February 2-11, 2001
Went skiing in Whistler/Blackcomb, the best ski resort in the world! (see photos, or trip notes)

February 18, 2001
Registered some new domains: shmop.{net,org}

February 19, 2001
Started keeping track of text indexing software

Feb 22-Mar 2, 2001
Work trip to Boston (for W3C technical plenary meetings)

Feb 24-25: skiing/snowboarding with Wendy et al. at Loon Mountain, NH (see weather, snow report)

Mar 2: flight returned to Montreal, spent the weekend there; photos (Password protected)

Mar 20, 2001
Bought a new lens for my SLR camera, a Canon EOS 50/1.8 Mark II, from a local store (Ginn Photo) for something like $130 CAD plus tax (fairly close to B&H's price, $85 USD)

Mar 29, 2001
Bought a car, woohoo! See photos (Password protected)

April 1-10, 2001
W3C QA Workshop, Apr 3-4, Washington DC, visited Boston afterwards.

Stayed at the Georgetown Suites in DC, did a lot of sightseeing; see photos.

Sat next to Michael Cowpland on the flight home!

April 20 - May 15, 2001

Work/vacation in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Photos etc. coming soon!

Itinerary was:

Apr 20-27
Travelling/sightseeing in China.
Stayed at LuSongYuan Hotel in Beijing, +86.6404.0436, room 129

Apr 27-May 5
WWW10 conference and W3C advisory committee meeting in Hong Kong.
Stayed at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, +852-2113-0088

May 7-15
Sightseeing in Tokyo, visiting W3C's office at Keio University.
Stayed at Dai-Ichi Hotel Shonan, Fujisawa, +81-466-36-4411, room #606.

Flight details:

May 18-23, 2001
Visited family and friends in Edmonton.

May 25-31, 2001
Work trip to Boston, spent Friday night in Montreal.

June 8-10, 2001
Went Canoeing in Algonquin Park

June 13-15, 2001
Attended yapc (Yet Another Perl Conference) in Montreal.

June 22, 2001
Went on a fun cruise on the ottawa river

June 28-July 8, 2001
Attended a bit of the Montreal Jazz Festival, got drenched in pouring rain but had fun anyway

July 7, 2001
HOPE Beach Volleyball Tournament, Ottawa

July 16-19, 2001
Work trip to Boston.

August 2-4, 2001
Attended yapc (Yet Another Perl Conference) in Amsterdam

July 26-August 14, 2001
Attended Roger & Marjorie's wedding in France, with a few weeks of vacation before/after.

Flight details:

July 26-27
AC 8742 dep Ottawa 17:30, arr Montreal 18:15
AC 870 dep Montreal 19:30, arr Paris 08:15 July 27
August 14
AC 871 dep Paris 10:50, arr Montreal 12:30
AC 8865 dep Montreal 13:30, arr Ottawa 14:12

Tentative plan was:

Actual trip:

todo: photos, trip report

October 2-10, 2001

Visited family and friends in Edmonton.

October 13, 2001

Had an almost-perfect game of pool (8-ball) tonight: ran the table, 8 balls in a row to win; that's the first time I've done that in at least a couple years. (that's not quite a perfect game by my definition, because I didn't sink anything off the break and had to wait for my next turn.)

October 30-November 19, 2001

W3C advisory committee meeting in Nice, France (useful links: weather, currency conversion)

From Oct 31 to Nov 11 I stayed at the Plaza Hotel Nice, see photos from that part of my trip.

After that, I attended the W3C QA meeting in Brussels on Nov 12-13, stayed at the Hotel Argus, 6, Rue Capitaine Crespel B-1050, +32.2.514.07.70.

On Nov 11 we attended Prof. Gunther von Hagens' Körperwelten exhibit, with plastinated human bodies (cadavers) dissected and arranged variety of poses; kind of freaky but very interesting and educational.

After Brussels I went to Amsterdam for a few days of vacation before heading home.

Dec 5, 2001
Happy birthday to me! (don't forget to buy me lots of stuff!)
Dec 14, 2001
Made a small web page to test some google stuff. (just put this entry here so it will be discovered by google)
Dec 20-31, 2001
Visited family and friends in Edmonton. @@ photos
Dec 21, 2001
Bought a Canon G2 digital camera, woohoo!
Dec 31, 2001
New Years Eve in Montreal. @@ photos

See also: 2000, 2002

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