Well I've landed safe and sound in Monterey, and while it's been mostly foggy since arrival, I've done a lot of walking and thought I'd share some of the sights and sounds (the conference doesn't officially start until tomorrow :-)
The California sea lions are abundant and pretty noisy out on the breakwater (15 minute walk from the hotel, so they can't actually be heard from here). Here's what one looks like, and here's what they sound like (30 second mp3). (click the image for a larger version)
Also rather more prevalent here than back home on the prairies is the Pacific Ocean. (45 second mp3).
I hope to record some of the sessions and may be able to post them here, though I understand all the sessions are to be officially recorded and a CD sold, so I may not be allowed to post my versions. I have made my multimedia files as enclosures though, so if you want to add my RSS feed to your podcast catching software any that I do post should come down automatically.
More posts soon!