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January 9, 2007 by Saar Drimer

All good things, though…

On Christmas day, Steven Murdoch and I decided it would be fun to post a video of a Chip & PIN terminal playing Tetris on our group’s weblog. It was an excuse to say merry Christmas and happy new year to our readers. Then, I spent a week in Edinburgh, which is a lovely city, even in the winter. If you haven’t been, I’d recommend. Rosslyn chapel was really nice. They are doing really well due to the “Da Vinci Code Effect”–people flocking places Brown mentions in the book. Regardless, worth a visit. The Scottish parliament was nice, people were nice… I’ve seen enough castles for a year or so, though. I also learned about the Scottish history and now understand better the “situation” between them and the English. The Hogmanay on new year’s eve was canceled due to 70 mph winds, but that wasn’t a big deal.

When I got back I found out that a paper of mine got accepted to a workshop, and I need to produce a final version. Then, our little “Tetris stunt” was picked up by some blogs and it went crazy from there… newspapers, radio… I’ll save you the details. It did, however, culminated in a Slashdot mention, which made us pretty damn happy.

Since no one is reading this very weblog anyway, I can say that there is more surprises to come on the “Tetris” front! Stay tuned.

1 Comment »

  1. Helen says:

    Just read your personal email and was moved to check your blog because I figured you would post good busy-ness. Haven’t been checking in because last I read you were bored with blogging. So, one person, at least, has read it. Of course, I do not understand all that you referred to, but YAY because it all pleases you. I do understand about the paper and congratulations on that. But I always knew you wrote well in spite of your own disclaimer.

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