Sorry I’ve been fairly absent lately. I was gearing up for my college’s alumni weekend this past weekend. It was a fabulous weekend. I went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute which is in Troy, NY (just outside of Albany, NY). The drive was beautiful with all of the leaves changing. The weather was fairly crisp but definitely bearable. It was so nice to visit with old friends - one from my consulting days and several from my college days. One of the coolest parts of the weekend was a talk by the lead of team that built IBM’s Watson. IBM Watson was the computer competed on Jeopardy against Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. Call me a super-geek but I absolutely loved hearing about how the IBM team did it.
Of course, I did use this weekend to further my travel goals. Awhile back Hotels.com ran a promotion where they would give you a free night. You had to submit proof that you stayed at 3 hotels this year and then you had to book at least one night through Hotels.com this year. I used this weekend as my one night through Hotels.com. Now we’re thinking of taking a trip to the Cape with our free night.
I’ll get back to posting more now that things are getting a little less crazy. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to learn more about.