Facebook Global Hackathon Finals - Day 1

Posted on Wed 14 November 2018 in Hackathon • Tagged with Facebook, Travel, Denver, San Francisco • 2 min read

This morning I left for a hackathon at Facebook Headquarters. I had to wake up at 3:30 since the flight was at 7:50 and I had to pick up Sam and Jack on my way.

We qualified for the Facebook hackathon at MHacks with our Datanium project. Unfortunately …

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Costa Maya, Mexico

Posted on Sun 01 January 2017 in Caribbean Cruise 2016-17 • Tagged with Cruise, Mayan Ruins, Travel • 7 min read

Today we were in Costa Maya, Mexico. (Yay! Another country on my list of “been there’s”.) Costa Maya itself is not a very big town and the only industry is tourism. It consists of a cruise pier, a multitude of shops where locals set up to sell to the …

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At Sea

Posted on Sat 31 December 2016 in Caribbean Cruise 2016-17 • Tagged with At Sea, Cruise, Travel • 1 min read

Happy New Years’ Eve! Today was a day at sea. I did a bunch of things today including: playing chess, playing soccer, eating, reading The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 1, Fundamental Algorithms, Third Edition by Donald E. Knuth, eating, watching the Chelsea-Swansea City game, and watching karaoke.

I could …

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6-5-2016: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Posted on Sun 12 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Travel, Underground City • 4 min read

Today we rode the entire hop on hop off circuit and walked around the Montreal underground city.

Tim Hortons

For breakfast we decided to go to Tim Hortons. It’s the thing to do in Canada. I got a coffee. Because that’s what you do at Tim’s.

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6-3-2016: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Posted on Fri 03 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Canada, Chateau de Frontenac, Citadelle, Cruise, Quebec, Quebec City, Travel • 6 min read

Today we went on a walking tour of Quebec City.

Lower Town

Quebec City is divided into two parts, the upper town and the lower town. The dividing line is a tall cliff, so the upper town is literally above the lower town. The lower town is the part of …

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At Sea (Sailing the St. Lawrence River)

Posted on Thu 02 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with At Sea, Canada, St. Lawrence River, Travel • 1 min read

Today we were at sea. I managed to stay fairly busy but it wasn’t a very exciting day. I played some chess and ping pong and went to the show, but other than that it wasn’t an interesting day. Tomorrow we are in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada so …

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Posted on Wed 01 June 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Anne of Green Gables, Canada, Captain, Charlottetown, Confederation Bridge, Confederation Hall, Cow's, Fishing Village, North Shore PEI, PEI, Prince Edward Island, Travel, Victoria Row • 4 min read

Today we went on a car tour through Prince Edward Island and then we walked around a bit in downtown Charlottetown.

Car Tour

Our guide took us on a large loop around the center of Price Edward Island (PEI). If you think of the island as a U with the …

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5-31-2016: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted on Tue 31 May 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Alexander Graham Bell, Canada, Nova Scotia, Sydney, Travel • 3 min read

Today we went on a bus tour which took us to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

Alexander Graham Bell Museum

The Ride to the Museum

On our way to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, our guide talked about a few interesting things about Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Canada in general …

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Bar Harbor, Maine

Posted on Sun 29 May 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Bar Harbor, Bike Tour, Maine, Travel • 1 min read

Today we were in Bar Harbor, Maine (pronounced Baahh Haahhhbahh). Bar Harbor is know for its lobster but it is also near Acadia National Park.

Bike Tour

We did a bike tour through the park. The park came to be through large donations from John D. Rockefeller Jr. and a …

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Boston, Massachusetts

Posted on Sat 28 May 2016 in New England Trip • Tagged with Boston, Bunker Hill, Massachusetts, Old North Church, Paul Revere, Travel, USS Constitution • 4 min read

Getting Into Boston

We got off the boat early this morning because we had a lot of things that we wanted to do in Boston. We took the Subway towards the North End, at the tip of the peninsula that Boston is on. We walked along the Freedom Trail to …

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