PerlWhirl 2000 Alaska
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In May 2000 the company I worked for at the time (Walnut Creek CDROM) did an extremely cool thing. They sent 2 of us to a Perl conference held on a cruise ship to Alaska! This was the very first GeekCruise: PerlWhirl 2000 and it was a huge success. Not only did I learn a bunch of cool Perl tricks and acquire new confidence in my programming skills, but I had a blast with a bunch of really cool people whom I hope to keep in touch with.

I got about 7 hours of sleep total on this trip, mostly cuz I didn't want to miss anything. Unlike many of my business trips in the past, Kel was unable to attend this one with me as we would have had to pay for her ourselves and it was not cheap. Overall it was a great experience and hopefully by the time the next one comes along in 2002 I'll be able to afford it myself or will be able to talk Netopia into sending me!

Oh here's the group picture of the Perl Geeks on the bow of the ship, courtesy of GeekCruises. Well actually it's only 75% of us.. it was rather early. I'm in the middle in the black shirt :) Group Picture

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Docked at the terminal
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Harbor from the Dock
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We Board

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Cabin Shot
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From the pool area
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Vancouver Skyline

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Oooo a Bridge
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Before I dropped food in my lap.
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The Official Photo

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I meant to do that.
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Arrival In Juneau
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Mt Roberts

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After we flipped a U-eey
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Pop a quarter in the meter
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Mt Roberts Tram

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Me in Juneau
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Pub Crawl Kick-Off
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Brief Pause Before Next Pub

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Excellent Floe Control
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Shot 2 of the group.

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3rd try is the charm
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Pub Crawl Stop 4
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Our Head Waiter

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Nice parking job.
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At the top
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Tram Tower

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Are we soup yet?
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Another Hot Tub Picture
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Mike in the Pool

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And Another Hot Tub Photo
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Yet Another Hot Tub Pic
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Sheesh Enough with the Hot Tubs Pics!

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The VERY LAST Hot Tub Photo
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I Don't Know Nuthin' 'bout berthin' no....

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On our hike
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Ice anyone?
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Up A Lake WITH a Paddle

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Ice Berg!
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Pissing off the wildlife
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Our Guide

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Plane Ride
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Final glimpse
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Go Ahead, Take A Bow

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Glacier Bay 1
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Glacier Bay 2
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Glacier Bay 3

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Glacier Bay 4
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Me in Glacier Bay
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Glacier Bay 5

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Dinner on Formal Night
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Canned Night View
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Midnight in Alaska

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Midnight in Alaska again
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Wang Wangs!
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One big Happy Family

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Picture of them taking a picture
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On the outside looking in
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Our last port of call.

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Steve and I Invade Ketchikan
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View from Ketchikan
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The Main Drag

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The Red Light District
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Raging Rapids

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Tired Of Seeing The Ship Yet?
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I'm the one on the right

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Behind Ketchikan
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Harbor view of the Volendam
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The Harbor From the Little Boat

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Rainiest Place in North America???
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Wildlife Spotting
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Whale Show

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Our Last Night
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Ben and Shamus
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Did we stay up too late?

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