Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Off the beaten path

SundialSunday morning we packed a picnic breakfast and headed downtown to see the cherry blossoms. We figured that by arriving at 8am, we would beat the crowds. Wrong. The tidal basin was already completely jammed, and unfortunately it is structured in such a way that the only way out is through, so we had to spend a half-hour in traffic just to bail. We then made a bunch of blind turns, each time turning away from the traffic, and ended up at Thompson Boat Center. We had our picnic, and then walked around a little; there is a small boardwalk nearby, where I found this huge sundial about 20 feet in diameter. I have sort of a thing for timepieces, so I thought this was really cool.

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Ahh, the perils of DC driving in the Spring. I too was down there recently, albeit on a weekday. I took the subway, but had the misfortune of getting on at the exact moment of peak Washington National traffic. What a bummer. Nonetheless, DC always has a surprise for those willing to travel the offbeaten path. I particularly enjoy indulging in watching the various soccer and frisbee pickup games. Each of which are played at an extremely frenetic pace by the locals.

Boating can be cool too, I have yet to take my eldest, but am sure that they will enjoy it - do they rent rods????

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