May 6, 2010 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Historical note: nothing came of the Oblong visit, because NASA.  But it was still really freaking awesome and I'm proud to have been there.

I've been in the Los Angeles area for about a week now.  Over the last few days, I've done several things that I found exciting:

  1. Driven the Miracle Mile
  2. Driven down Santa Monica Blvd and Hollywood Blvd
  3. Driven up and down at least a portion of the California Pacific Highway
  4. Driven the Mulholland Freeway
  5. Eaten at In-n-Out Burger a few times
  6. Talked to the crew at Oblong Industries

I've taken lots (and lots) of photos.  At some point, I'll post them here (along with all of the other ones that used to be here).  Driving the Mulholland Freeway was definitely the high point of today.  It would have been more fun in a vehicle that was sportier than my rental Toyota Camry hybrid, but the little thing behaved predictably and was still fun.  I don't think I'd buy one, but it's a totally acceptable car.

Visiting Oblong has probably been the high point of the entire trip.  I think I'd get along great with Paul Y.  I also think that Oblong has actually already designed the hard part of a very expansive (dare I say: paradigm shifting ... yes, I'll go rinse my mouth out with soap now) bit of work I want to do at NASA.  We'll see what comes out of all this.