St. Malachy Photosynth

I’ve had this on my list of photosynths to take for quite a while now, so I figured we might as well wait after mass and take it. It’s really quite a nice looking piece of architecture. Also quite different from all of the very traditional cross-shaped churches I grew up with. :sad: There should have been a Photosynth here, but photosynths no longer exist. I bet it was cool too.

AFK Tavern

The AFK Tavern is amazing. Full stop.

Where else can you get a menu that looks like an RPG rulebook and has items like the Poached Spaghetti Monster, +2 Tots, or the Reaver (I had that, it’s huge…). You can check out their online menu, but really just go check the place out. It’s well worth it.


Dinner in Vancouver

Yes, I flew into Seattle for the Usenix Security Symposium. Yes, my parents flew into Portland for a wedding. Yes, we want to go to Vancouver for dinner, despite that fact that it’s a two and a half hour drive away from Seattle. What’s so hard about that Mr. Border Crossing guy?


Photosynth at the EMP Museum

Since we were in Seattle and since my father is a huge Jimi Hendrix buff, we had to go to the EMP Museum (formerly known as both the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame¬†or¬†EMP|SFM). Basically, it has exhibits all about Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, AC/DC and probably a number of others, along with a room full of science fiction¬†memorabilia¬†and another dedicated to¬†James Cameron’s Avatar. I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the Seattle area and into either music or science fiction (particularly if you’re do both).


Photosynth at the Seattle Public Library

Here are a few more Photosynths from Seattle, this time from the Seattle Public Library. I’ll admit to being more than a little impressed with the place. Why don’t we have something like this in Indiana? First, we have the Seattle Public Library from the atrium overlook (there’s a little platform you can sort of see if you turn to the right which I’m guessing is designed for exactly this sort of thing):

Photosynth Tour of Seattle

While I was at Usenix/FOCI, I met up with my parents who were in Portland anyways for a wedding. Since I had Tuesday off from the conference, we decided to explore Seattle. I didn’t have my camera with me, but I did have my iPhone, so I decided to play with the (amazing) Photosynth app. Yes, it’s Microsoft and Apple products working together, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it!