Sat Feb 25 17:17:05 2012 GMT: Photos from Kona, HI
Thu Feb 23 23:17:18 2012 GMT: Don Giovanni @ Royal Opera House
Mon Feb 13 00:16:30 2012 GMT: C++ Standards Committee Meeting in Kona, Hawaii
I have just returned from last week's ISO C++ Standards Committee Meeting in Kona, Hawaii. Of course, that's a very long journey from London, but at least I reached all my connections and none of my flights was cancelled (but when I boarded my plane from Kona to LA, they just announced that a flight to San Francisco had to be cancelled because of the brakes overheating on arrival).
Anyway, I guess the big news is that the committee is aiming to publish the next C++ standard in 2016/2017. Study groups for "concurrency and parallelism", "networking" and "filesystem library" have been created to focus on these specific areas. Concurrency is one of the areas that got a lot of attention at the meeting with one day spent in the Evolution/Concurrency Working Group for presentations of Intel's Cilk Plus, Microsoft's PPI (Parallel Patterns Library) and Transactional Language Constructions for C++.
Oh, and not everyone enjoyed the dinner cruise that much as the sea was a bit rough that day...
Sun Jan 29 11:03:24 2012 GMT: Prokofiev @ Royal Festival Hall
Been to the Royal Festival Hall for some Prokofiev music: Excerpts from incidental music to 'Egyptian Nights' and Ivan the Terrible. Also went to the pre-concert performance by musicians from the Royal College of Music: String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Humoresque for four bassoons and Sonata in C major for two violins. Finally, there also was a post-concert event "Trapeze: A classical club night with music and dance".
Mon Jan 23 21:27:05 2012 GMT: The State of the World Economy in 2012 @ London School of Economics
Wed Jan 18 07:51:05 2012 GMT: La traviata @ Royal Opera House
Sun Dec 11 20:46:32 2011 GMT: Introduction to Databases
I have been taking Stanford's Introduction to Databases online course and just finished the final exam. Guess, I did quite well - got 20/20 on the final exam, 18/18 on the midterm exam and full points on all the assignments (although I have to admit that I had to redo 2 assignments because I got one answer wrong the first time). Just have to wait for the statement of accomplishment now... :-)
Sun Dec 11 20:35:29 2011 GMT: The Nutcracker @ Royal Opera House
Sat Nov 26 19:18:26 2011 GMT: Manon @ Royal Opera House
Sun Nov 20 14:35:06 2011 GMT: The Geeky Way of Snapping up Opera Tickets
Sat Nov 19 22:56:13 2011 GMT: Asphodel Meadows / Enigma Variations / Gloria
Sat Nov 12 20:58:38 2011 GMT: London Perl Workshop 2011
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