We’ve made it to Detroit!
The travel was pretty good, PrimeSport has this all worked out. Our luggage did get put in the wrong room (but someone in our party, so no big deal).
We’re at the Crowne Plaza at the airport, not a bad hotel. We spent the evening drinking beer and eating wings in the bar here (good wings!) Tomorrow, we venture out into Steeler Town North.
I’m using free wireless from the hotel across the street. I’ve noticed that the more expensive the hotel, the worse the network is – here we have wired access (and it probably costs money) – the cheaper hotel has the free wireless. How does that work?
What should I pack for my Super Bowl trip? Something warm, clearly, but what else? My new NFC Champions T-Shirt – of course, my Seahawks rasta hat for the game – oh yeah! My big, warm Seahawks coat (that covers the warm part.)
I have another warm Seahawks hat (it’s meant to be blue outside, green inside, but I wear it inside out) for daily use.
Which towel to bring? We got a green one sometime during the season, but I don’t know where that went. We have white ones from more recent games. Should we even bring towels at all? The Steelers own the towel thing, so perhaps we should skip it.
So many choices, so little time…
This will be my fourth Super Bowl. For each one, I’ve had seats in the corner of the end-zone on the lower level. What are the odds?
These may be the best yet, as they are in row 4, on the corner of the end zone on the Seahawks side of the field. Lisa has a problem with people standing, as she can’t see over the people in front. Row 4 should help with this.
In Atlanta, the final play of the most exciting Super Bowl up to then happened right in front of us – Dyson being tackled one yard short to give the Rams their win.
My blog is going to change direction for the next week or so, since the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl, and we’re heading there to see the game.
Programming stuff will come back after the big game.
When we went to pick up our superbowl tickets yesterday, the Seahawks had the NFC champions trophy and were taking pictures of people with the trophy. Here’s us!
Lisa was on the news last night!
We were in the Seahawks store buying yet more goodies, when a KOMO crew stopped and asked Lisa some questions. They were doing a story on how fast the gear was going. They interviewed a bunch of people, but only Lisa’s interview was used in the piece.
I’m in print, Lisa’s on the telly. How cool is that?
It looks like the 11pm KOMO news used a different clip, but kept Lisa’s name in the caption! The 5 and 6:30 newscasts were the real Lisa.
I sent an email to Rich Eisen at the NFL Network (The most watched NFL Network owned by the NFL). Actually, I sent two emails. He printed them both in his weekly column!
Here’s the relevant chunk, in case the article goes away in the far distant future.
This one could be my favorite one of all because in chastising me for getting Jackson’s name wrong, John got wrong the wrong name by which I called Jackson. Not to pick nits, John, but I called Jackson “Dexter” not “Derrick.” But, then, three hours later, this email hit the inbox.
At the halftime of the best football game I’ve ever been to, I’m heading to the fridge in the suite to get a beer, when I bump into two guys I recognize. Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer turned up to say hello to Dinarte!
They chat for about 10 minutes, drawing a crowd at the stairs that go past our suite, and then head back up to Paul’s suite to watch the second half.
We did get our pictures with them – I think my hat is the difference maker this year.
I have some code that needed to be refactored. I had a controller with actions that should have been somewhere else. Here’s how the refactoring went.
The key part here is the way Rails’ Named Routes make this so easy. Not a line of view code was changed.
Almost all examples of URLs in Rails code I’ve seen use regular routes, but this makes for hard to read code:
I’ve packaged my Active Cache upgrade as a Rails plugin.
update I’ve added two new features to this code today.