My First JavaOne

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Today I arrived in sunny San Francisco ahead of JavaOne 2008. Tomorrow is the Java University day before the main conference starts on Tuesday.

I’m staying in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Powell Street. This is an interesting hotel, built in 1928, with lots of quirky touches like doormen in Beefeater uniforms and a cool “Cutler Mailing System” which seems to be a chute that runs down the elevator shaft. Presumably you can drop a postcard in and it will shoot down to a big bin somewhere in the bowels of the hotel.

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