Monthly Archives: April 2010

MSPIFF: Thursday 4/29: Italy, USA

Thursday was Day 14 of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, the last full day with 5 screens running.  It doesn’t seem like things have been running for two weeks now.  Louise was able to escape from grading long enough … Continue reading

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MSPIFF: Wednesday 4/28: Austria, USA

Wednesday was Day 13 of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. It was a day of contrasts, the concrete and the surreal. Pianomania, Austria.  This documentary follows a year in the professional life of Stefan Knüpfer, a piano technician and … Continue reading

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MSPIFF: Tuesday 4/27: Canada, USA, and Best of Fest Schedule

Tuesday was Day 12 of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. Mom left for home today, so I didn’t have a movie buddie today. Father and Guns, Canada.  I was expecting a comedy, and I got one.  “De père en … Continue reading

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MSPIFF: Monday 4/26: Canada, Italy

Monday was Day 11 of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. Mom stayed with us for a few days, to catch up on the worst of jet lag before driving home on Tuesday.  Movies are a great cure for jet … Continue reading

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MSPIFF of yore: 21st Annual Festival, 2003

It was 2003. I’d been working for Caspian Networks for over two years.  We were going to make an IP router that would surpass Juniper Networks and Cisco, “eating the lunch” of every other top-end router maker in the world.  … Continue reading

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Speaking at Erlang Factory 2010 London

According to http://www.erlang-factory.com/news/list, my proposal for a presentation at the Erlang Factory London 2010 in mid-June has been accepted.  Good news indeed!  I’ll be speaking about Hibari, Gemini’s key-value database that provides strong consistency and micro-transaction support.  Hibari was mentioned … Continue reading

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MSPIFF: Sunday 4/25: Jordan & Syria, France

Sunday was Day 10 of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.  How does a person who’s just returned from vacation in Europe (asking hypothetically, of course) deal with jet lag?  Movies!  Today Mom and I saw two documentaries: The Unreturned, … Continue reading

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MSPIFF: Saturday 4/24: Spain

Saturday was Day 9 of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.  It was also concert day (with god-daughter Viveka and Ian singing) and pick-up-Mom-from-the-airport-returning-from-holiday-in-Europe day, so I only made it to one film: Forever Waiting, Spain.  The reviews at IMDB … Continue reading

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MSPIFF: Friday 4/23: USA

Friday was Day 8 of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.  The blossoms on the crab apple trees smelled even better than they did on Thursday, so I had to flee to the movies to escape them.  It turned out … Continue reading

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MSPIFF: Thursday 4/22: U.K.

Thursday was Day 7 of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.  The blossoms on the crab apple trees were intolerably lovely, forcing me indoors to see movies instead.  Thursday got me to only one film, though. Skeletons, U.K.  The MSPIFF … Continue reading

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