Java Day Tokyo, Oracle Code Japan

Images from Java Day Tokyo and Oracle Code Japan last week.


CLS/OSCON Austin 2017

Here are some images from Jono Bacon’s Community Leadership Summit and O’Reilly’s OSCON in Austin, Texas. It was a really great week re-connecting with my Open Source community friends. I haven’t been to these two events in years.



Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden

Images from the Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden, a really great place to visit if you are in the Kansai area.



A little waterfall nearby. Takes about an hour of walking to get up there in the woods. I like getting away from all the useless noise and distractions of waking life to just listen to the water fall for an hour or two and to breathe the air directly from the trees.


Bay Bridge

I used to live right here near the Bay Bridge. Really nice area of SF. Loved the wind. Loved the cool air. Loved mixing among the thousands and thousands of people walking along The Embarcadero every day.


Too Narrow

I get the notion of adding well-marked bicycle lanes but aren’t some roads just too narrow? Two lanes of traffic for both cars and bikes when one barely fits. Not sure this will end well.


SBS Tower

A reflection of the old Sun Microsystems building in the Yoga section of Tokyo. They call it SBS Tower, or Setagaya Business Square. I worked there for a few years before the Oracle acquisition of Sun in 2009. Great views of Tokyo.