The Swede in the middle of Silicon Valley

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

Finally arrived to Cupertino

So I've finally arrived to Cupertino, here's the insane trip I had to do.

Arlanda -> Frankfurt -> Los Angeles -> San Jose

07:00 CEST: Wake up
07:30 CEST: Cab to the airport
08:00 CEST: At the airport
08:20 CEST: Checking, tickets and TSA cleared, going to gate
10:00 CEST: Announcement: The flight to Frankfurt has been delayed due to a thunderstorm, estimated boarding time is 11:00am CEST
10:15 CEST: Good news, we can board ahead of time
11:00 CEST: Boarding completed
11:20 CEST: Take off
13:40 CEST: At the Frankfurt airport, my next flight is leaving 13:55, Gotta hurry
13:40 CEST - 13:55am CEST: Runs like crazy to the other terminal
13:55 CEST: Announcement: The flight to Los Angeles is delayed due to the thunderstorm......
14:20 CEST: Boarding
15:00 CEST: Boarding completed and take off

17:00 PST: Arrives to Los Angeles, 30 minute delayed, fairly good in my opinion
17:30 PST: US immigration cleared
17:30 - 18:15 PST: Waiting for luggage, waiting a bit more....
18:15 PST: Announcement: Ehm... half of the luggage is gone, including mine (YAY awesome!!!)

My next flight is leaving at 18:55 PST and I don't have my boarding pass

18:40 PST: Goes to the self-checkin, my reservation code doesn't work, goes ahead to United services
19:00 PST: Awesome I've missed my flight, well lets hope that they can put me on another one
19:10 PST: Gets to the counter. "Your flight has been delayed until 19:35 PST" (Thank god!)
19:30 PST: TSA cleared, running without shoes to the gate (no time to put them on after the TSA)
19:34 PST: At the gate, boards quickly
19:50 PST: Takeoff!

Now I just have to wait to get my luggage, luckily enough I brought one change in my carry-on luggage, I'm just hoping that I'll get it by tomorrow, they have no idea where it is :(

Hope you'll enjoy the story ;)

Walking to the office


No I don't work at Apple I just happens to go by them on my way to the MySQL office.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Arrival at the hotel


I've finally(!) arrived to the hotel, I'll Blog about my insane trip tomorrow

Leaving Sweden


I'll be of for a trip to the US for 3 weeks to find an apartment, get a driver license and stuff like that.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hats at the office


This is what we do at the MySQL office.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Stepping on a nail


So I was demounting a pallet and was going to the door to close it, OUCH! A nail was pointing upswards and of course I stepped on it. People has been nagging me about getting a tetanus-shot but we'll see if I'll get it or not.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Playing Zelda all weekend


I don't know if I posted that I bought a Wii but anyhow. I bought "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" this Friday and have been playing for 21 hours this weekend, I'm now at 37% completion of the game, although that's just an estimate by looking at a walkthrough...yes I'm cheating some but not until I've been trying to solve it myself for 1 hour.

Anyhow, if you have a Wii and haven't got Zelda to it, get it!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Walking home


Since there's om bus going directly to my parents house I've to walk 2 kilometers the last part, at least during night time...

Swedens' national day


Today we're celebrating Swedens' national day. To add some extra spice to it we won against Iceland 3-0. GO SWEDEN!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Start of the day


Since I missed the bus by 5 minutes I decided to spend most time of the morning on the porch of my house. Nothing really beats this a warm summer-morning.

Monday, June 4, 2007

The dog


So family decided to get a flatcoted, here it is after a bunch of failed photos.

The visa has arrived!

I've finally received my visa, now I'm just waiting for an approval for my flight.
As it seams now I'm leaving the 21st for 3 weeks.