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Foosball and after dinner drinks

Thursday night after the wine and cheese reception, I headed off to polish the abstract from the talk I'd given that morning, and then write in the big abstract book. (Dagstuhl has a wonderful tradition where speakers hand write their abstracts in large bound volumes.)

 

When I'd finished that I headed down to the basement to check out the action in the ping-pong/foosball room. After taking quite a few pictures (most of which blurry and incoherent), I played several games of foosball (which were also blurry and incoherent - I'm pretty pathetic). Much fun :-).

 

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While I'm at Dagstuhl this year I'm going to try (amidst all the "real" work) to capture something of what the workshop is like and, more generally, what it is to do (computer) science. This is hard because it's not flashy high-action bull-riding kind of work, but it's important, significant work and deserves to be documented. I'm just going to have work harder at it.

 

I'm also probably going to take more people pictures than I would be naturally inclined to. If anyone finds themself in a photo here and objects, let me know and I'd be happy to remove it.

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Taken on January 31, 2008