Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

Football

It was father's day the other weekend, rather strangely, a bundle of things seemed to align. My folks were visiting from the UK, so we were actually going to be spending father's day together, and on the Saturday the San Jose Earthquakes were going to be playing LA Galaxy. It's been on my list of things to do to take both my dad and the kids to a football match, so this was a great opportunity. Of course the bonus was that Beckham was due to be playing.

Watching the game was fun, the only downside was that we missed nearly the entire first half because of a massive queue to get into the grounds - one guy we spoke to inside had queued for an hour even though he arrived much earlier than we did: the traffic was also bad. Apparently the Beckham effect had tripled the crowd there. On the other hand, the kids may not have managed to sit through the entire game, so just the overall effect was getting 'just the right amount'.

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Darryl Gove is a senior engineer in the Solaris Studio team, working on optimising applications and benchmarks for current and future processors. He is also the author of the books:
Multicore Application Programming
Solaris Application Programming
The Developer's Edge

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