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The Argon Express: Whitefish, Montana

Posted by Tue, 20 Jun 2006 15:05:00 GMT

I was only able to catch a short conversation with Robby this morning as the train was preparing to depart Whitefish, Montana. They should be rolling along the southern edge of Glacier National Park soon. I didn’t get much of an update on what the guys have been up to on the train, but I will keep you posted as I get more information.

It’s been just about 16 hours since the bulk of the group left Portland. Be sure to check out our Argon Express photoset and the Argon Express group photo pool for hot rails on rails action.

We're moving...

Posted by Mon, 19 Jun 2006 22:58:00 GMT

2 comments Latest by Carl Youngblood Tue, 20 Jun 2006 03:36:26 GMT

We just left the Union Station in Portland, Oregon… we’re on the train… and thanks to Josh Knowles… we have INTERNET!

Stop by #theargonexpress and say hey to the passengers. :-)

Dear David and Allison,


Guest Blogger: Allison Beckwith

Posted by Mon, 19 Jun 2006 18:35:00 GMT

2 comments Latest by Bryan Liles Mon, 19 Jun 2006 19:53:31 GMT

For the next two days, I will have a guest blogger to post updates from the Argon Express. This guest blogger has been known to hang out in #planetargon as allisbe and is the Creative Director at PLANET ARGON.

Some of the passengers should be getting into Portland this afternoon and we leave in less than 4 hours!

A tough decision

Posted by Sun, 18 Jun 2006 06:06:00 GMT

2 comments Latest by Jacob Harris Sun, 18 Jun 2006 16:59:40 GMT

Due to some fairly complex personal issues that have surfaced in the past week or so, I finally decided that I needed to cut back on a few of my professional engagements. This morning I made the decision that I will not be able to speak at RailsConf. I’m still going and plan to have a blast but I haven’t had the mental capacity all week to finish preparing for the talk and it was causing me quite a bit of stress. We all have our limits and I decided to side with personal sanity. :-)

Chad said they’ll make it work out and I’ll be more than happy to talk about legacy integration with Ruby on Rails while at the conference.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m human and can’t work like a robot. ;-)

All aboard the Argon Express in just three days

Posted by Fri, 16 Jun 2006 14:51:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Devin Ben-Hur Sat, 17 Jun 2006 05:15:47 GMT

On Monday, a handful of PLANET ARGON developers will be catching the Amtrak Empire Builder in Portland, Oregon and riding the train almost across the entire country to Chicago, Illinois.

Here is the current roster of Rails enthusiasts who are taking The Argon Express to RailsConf!

  1. Alain Bloch
  2. Brian Ford
  3. Chris Anderson
  4. Dave Goodlad
  5. Jamie Macey
  6. Jason Watkins
  7. Jeremy Hubert
  8. Jeremy Voorhis
  9. Josh Knowles
  10. Mark Anderson
  11. Nathan Witmer
  12. Robby Russell
  13. Sean Porter
  14. Steven Baker
  15. Trevor Squires
  16. Vince Nibler

This should be pretty fun… and I’ll try to take a ton of photos and share any interesting stories from the trip.

I expect to do a lot of reading, writing in my personal journal, talking shop with many of these people, and enjoying the sights. :-)

Rolling up my sleeves

Posted by Sat, 10 Jun 2006 20:26:00 GMT

12 comments Latest by bets online Sun, 06 Aug 2006 03:24:56 GMT

A former coworker and friend of mine, Al Hulaton, would wear these thin gloves that had some padding under the wrists. He said that he wore them because he would get pains in his wrists and hands from working on the computer so often. I always meant to try a pair and found myself looking at a pair online the other week. They’re called SotFlex Computer Gloves and run just $24.95/pair.

They are going to take some getting used to…

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