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The Argon Express: St. Paul, Minnesota

Posted by Wed, 21 Jun 2006 13:44:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Luke Francl Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:01:39 GMT

I got another update from the Argon Express this morning during a stop in St. Paul Minnesota. Here are some of Robby’s thoughts from the train.

  • We just left the Amtrak station in St. Paul, Minnesota and we can now see the Mississippi to the right of the train. Sleeping on the train has been one of the biggest challenges and Josh and Alain snuck into sleeper cars last night.
  • People have been commenting how they haven’t seen so many laptops on a train before.
  • Montana is really huge.
  • We’ve had good luck with the power and have power strips running in two areas of the train so nobody has run out of battery life.
  • We’re going to try and post more pictures to the groups in the next day as we have more internet access.
ArgonExpress Band Photo

Robby did seem to find a moment to post some more photos. Be sure to keep checking the PLANET ARGON Argon Express photoset for more updates.

I just caught Robby online, and asked if anyone is working on any interesting projects… here is what I gathered:

  • Chris Anderson is working on a version of Asset Compiler for audio files with the help of Jeremy Voorhis.
  • Trevor and Mark are working on something and did a lot of swearing about has_many through but… not sure what
  • Steven and David are working on rspec for rails
  • Other than that… not sure what people are up to… personal projects and client work

And lastly, here is a portion of a blog post Robby was working on yesterday. He asked me to share it with you:

Sitting in my seat on the Argon Express and been looking out the window for most of the day. Brian is reading my latest copy of Scientific American Mind and I’ve been reading, Wherever you go there you are. Jeremy Voorhis is reading the Betrand Russell book I brought and is in front of us and Jeremy Hubert just took his shoes off and is watching The Pink Panther. Josh Knowles got the internet up for a few minutes… long enough for me to see the last post by Allison. I predict we’ll have very limited internet for the rest of the day, which is just fine with me.

The train is quite relaxing and we stayed up really late last night, which took its toll on my energy level for the day. Sleeping on a train is not as easy as one would think.

Woke up this morning to some awesome scenery in western Montana, which I will try to upload in the near future.

As far as development projects, Chris Anderson and Jeremy Voorhis stayed up pretty late working on a variation of asset compiler for audio files… should be interesting to hear about that.

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    Luke Francl Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:01:39 GMT

    Welcome to our fair state of Minnesota.

    I considered joining the Express here, but I didn’t want to take another day off work. Bummer! Anyway, see you guys at RailsConf tomorrow!