American tech would not be what it is without all the Indian engineers, DBAs, QA and other technical specialities that have flooded into the US as citizens, green cards, H1Bs and contract work. One aspect of that is that Indian culture is strong in American tech and that includes a love of cricket.
As an Australian, I should be more into cricket, but I wasn't that much in Australia and when I moved to United States it wasn't constantly in the news and I didn't stay up with it. To be truthful I didn't care that much anyway. The added bonus was that I didn't have to, Australia was beating everyone and anything in its path during that period.
India has been doing well at the world cup and last week they beat Australia handsomely and with ease. We were watching it in my cube on one of the emissions of feeds of cricket that internet seems to produce with impunity. For the Indians it was an important match as Australia, even when it is down and playing poorly, is a tough opponent. Proven by Ponting pulling out a century.
India and Pakistan is a big one for the Indian guys. They were all excited at the game and one of our engineers told us yesterday he will be in late. In the United States Indian culture is strong enough that certain businesses will tailor to it. The local cinema in Tempe plays bollywood movies for instance. The same cinema also plays live feeds of the cricket when India is playing. Several of the folks we work with are at the cinema now, watching India slowly clean Pakistan up.
There will be a lot of happy software engineers, DBAs and QA folks coming in late and bleary eyed today.
Phoenix Eats Out
is the restaurant review site for Phoenix
and Old Town Scottsdale
which lists the modernist and contemporary restaurants, taverns and bars in the greater Phoenix area.
This is the list of the most popular restaurants pages from phoenixeatsout.com that have been viewed the most;
My personal favourite restaurants in Phoenix are AZ88
, Humble Pie
, Orange Table
, The Vig
and others coming close behind. View the complete list with the photo-journalistic style images on phoenixeatsout.com
Arizona is an outdoor state and has lots of hiking in the city and around the state. Phoenix is unusual for most cities in having several large mountains in the center of the city with great hiking. Anyone who comes to Phoenix has to do the Echo Canyon trail on Camelback
and the Summit Hike on Squaw Peak
or Piesta Peak. The views of the city, suburbs and surrounding mountains are wonderful from Camelback and Piesta Peak.
For more experienced hikers there is the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale that has several difficult and strenuous hikes in Tom's Thumb
and Bell Pass
. Alternatively, you can hike the highest mountain in Arizona. At 12,600 feet Humphrey's Peak
is a long and difficult hike.
Between 2004 and 2009 this site, southsearepublic.org
, was a constitutional blog based on scoop which focused on Australian and global constitutional issues.
One of the strongest aspects of it was the development of constitutions by those involved in the blog. These constitutions are the outcome:
The constitutions were built using principles from Montesquieu's separation of powers, the enlightnment's universal political rights and the ancient Athenian technology of sortition and choice by lot.
South Sea Republic started in 2004 as an Australian constitutional blog in 2004 based on scoop software. It was an immigrative outgrowth of Kuro5hin. The archives for each year since then;
The articles are ordered by views.
I am an Australian living in the United States as a permanent resident.
I am a software developer by trade and mostly work in Java and jump between middleware and front end.
I originally worked in the New York area of the United States in telecommunications before moving to Washington DC and
working in a mix of telecommunications, energy and ITS. I started my own software company before heading out to
Arizona and working with Shutterfly. Since then I have joined a startup in the Phoenix area and am thoroughly enjoying myself.
I do a lot of photography which I post on this website, but also on flickr. I have a photo-journalistic website which lists
the modernist and contemporary restaurants in phoenix. I have a site on the Australian Flying Corps [AFC]
which has been around since the 1990s and which I unfortunately
lost the .org URL to during a life event; however, it is under the www.australianflyingcorps.com
The AFC website has gone through several iterations since the 90s and the two most recent are Australian Flying Corps Archives(2004-2002)
Australian Flying Corps Archives(2002-1999)
which are good places to start.