Field of Science

ACS Day 1

Not much to write about since I spent the better part of the day sweating over my own presentation. At the last moment I ran into a problem; they are recording presentations and for this purpose they needed me to upload my presentation on to a PC. A PC!!! My keynote presentation was as alien to the PC as General Tso's chicken would be to a Chinese farmer in rural China. Fortunately a maintenance guy was on hand and he copied my presentation to his flash drive and promised that it would be powerpointed and synced to my voice later. The end product is going to be very unpredictable.

A couple of other things:

1. Starbucks located in the Westin next door. Hallelujah.

2. I really hope the food court at the convention center is going to be open the rest of the week since the nearest restaurant is at least a 10 min walk. Plus, with a couple of thousand souls descending on the city, any bartender worth his fish and chips would be swamped (as the one today was) and I was lucky to find a place even at the bar.

3. Segways on a first come first serve basis? It takes longer than the average talk to walk from one talk to another. The alternative is to dress up like a 80-year old lady with a cane since a few lucky seniors are being ferried across by those little electric carts from the airport. I am seriously contemplating this.


  1. It doesn't help that COMP and PHYS are on diametrically opposite sides of the first floor... They always seem to do this. Bah.

  2. At least the buildings are closer together than they were last year in DC.


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