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ET Paris Meet-up, September 2009 - Final

by Fran Wed Sep 9th, 2009 at 01:23:55 AM EST

It's time to get ready for the ET Meet-up in Paris, which this year will take place on Saturday

September 12th.

The adress for the Meet-up is:

Le Cantalou, 8 Avenue de Versailles

starting 12:00 noon

Here a link to the map.



Only one week to go until the this years Paris Meet-Up.

There are two sections below in the comment section:
Additions and Changes
This and That - also for these who arrive before Friday and would like to meet-up earlier.

For Friday Events - here the link to LEP's diary for Friday afternoon and evening:
Census taking for Friday, Sept. 11th meetup at Pere Lachaise

The Passy-Home Hotel has agreed to a 10% reduction for the rooms.

I will let them know that you will identify yourself as part of ET by mentioning "ET-Meetup 2009".

Will attend:
afew
Bernard
Colman and Sam and Christopher
Crazy Horse
dvx
Fran
gk
Helen
JakeS and brother Rasmus
Jérôme
LEP
linca and wife
marco
margouillat
Melanchthon
Migeru
Millman
nanne
Nomad and girlfriend
RogueTrooper
vladimir

Maybe:
ceebs
Cyrille (on Friday)
Geezer In Paris
Metatone
NordicStorm
papicek
pi
UnEstranAvecVueSurMer
Sassafras
Ted Welch

Former diaries:
ET Paris Meet-up, September 2009
ET Paris Meet-up, September 2009 - Two
ET Paris Meet-up, September 2009 - Three

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Additions and Changes
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 11:53:50 AM EST
Please check if you attend if I added you to the list. If you are not on the list, let me know.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:04:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I took someone off the list :-(

En un viejo pas ineficiente, algo as como Espaa entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 10:43:54 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I may be game for Friday too, depending a little on how the trains match up.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 06:39:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
When does your train get in? Do you want to meet us for dinner even if you can't make the walk?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 07:44:53 PM EST
[ Parent ]
We're scheduled to arrive at Paris East around 8 in the morning, with the TGV from Metz. According to the schedule DB gave me, I can be in Chatelet or Paris Nord around half an hour after that.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 03:53:10 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Sounds like you have plenty of time. We're planning to meet at 4pm for the Pere Lachaise walk at Metro station Phillipe Auguste.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 04:43:00 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Cool. I'll make a note and be there.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 06:19:10 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Alas, I won't be able to attend.  Got slammed by added workload in the last couple weeks as we got into crunch time for our survey cycle, so that should keep me extremely busy until the end of October.

Maybe next time. :\

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 08:34:48 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Damn, I was looking forward to showing you the bars of Paris (not that the draught is great and the bottles are expensive and mostly belgian, but... )

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 09:56:31 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yeah, it sucks, but there'll be other opportunities.  Even if I didn't have much interest in seeing Paris (obviously not the case), my better half wouldn't allow me to pass it up.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 11:30:59 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Hope you can make it next time. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 11:58:36 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Urg, I too will not be able to come. After many scheduling problems I had to agree that my parents could come visit or risk serious breakdowns in diplomatic relations. Very annoying. Hope you all have a splendid time!
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 10:14:38 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Sorry you can't attend - but diplomatic relations with parents are important too. :-) Hope to see you again next time.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 11:55:18 AM EST
[ Parent ]
:-(
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 01:20:27 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Since I haven't written anything, to update: I am still coming, depending on sorting out 2 euros and 50 cents with Deutsche Bahn. I should be there from Friday morning (but the night train may affect my ability to do something until later in the afternoon) to Sunday evening.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 12:17:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Do you want to come to the Pere Lachaise walk and/or the dinner afterwards?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 12:21:27 PM EST
[ Parent ]
You can put me down for the dinner, and as a probable for the Pere Lachaise walk.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 02:22:15 PM EST
[ Parent ]
This and That
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 11:54:29 AM EST
Who is staying at the Passy-Home?
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:04:45 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I sent a booking request several days ago, no reply as yet. I'll phone them.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:06:00 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Helen had the same problem, they used to respond pretty fast.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:11:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I don't think their email works too well. The first time it just got lost, but the second time I tried I got a good response .

anyway, I'm there, arriving on thursday. I'm going to be trying a home brew place I've heard about if anyone's interested.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 05:35:43 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I had that problem too. Took a second email to get an answer.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt t gmail dotcom) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:26:51 PM EST
[ Parent ]
OK now.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 09:51:52 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I am!

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt t gmail dotcom) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:26:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Almost forgot, are there any other vegetarians or wishes for food?
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:41:55 PM EST
[ Parent ]
can people confirm what they won't eat (ie no fish, no eggs, etc...) to make sure that everybody can have something to eat?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 06:03:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I'd prefer not to have the more gristly fruits des mer, but I'm not so fussy I'd refuse it if that's all there is.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 06:29:06 AM EST
[ Parent ]
For me it's no meat (including no chicken and fish) if possible no eggs and no goat cheese.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 12:00:49 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm training down to Paris tomorrow evening (the 7th) so I'll be free for dinner / drinks / whatever from the 8th onward.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 08:34:52 AM EST
[ Parent ]
They've just put up some scaffolding against the building (to repair the damage from last year's fire) - so our table will be in the inside courtyard. It's nice and quiet, but we'll be less visible from the street - you need to get inside the restaurant and go through it to the back. I'll see if a sign can be put up...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 8th, 2009 at 10:16:27 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Do we know how many people are coming? Geezer may be bringing the whole family but I don't know yet. Somebody might want to contact him (he's in Paris already, I believe).

En un viejo pas ineficiente, algo as como Espaa entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 8th, 2009 at 10:27:23 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Jerome a Paris:
our table will be in the inside courtyard. It's nice and quiet, but we'll be less visible from the street - you need to get inside the restaurant and go through it to the back
Is that wheelchair-accessible?

En un viejo pas ineficiente, algo as como Espaa entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 11th, 2009 at 04:52:29 AM EST
[ Parent ]
either via the restaurant or through the building.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Sep 11th, 2009 at 09:23:41 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I want to go to Etagny sur Oise while I'm in Paris. I know it's on the A RER, but can someone tell me what destination train I should take from Les Halles please as my map doesn't really show which branch it's on.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 08:43:02 AM EST
Umm, that's Eragny sure Oise

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 08:43:47 AM EST
[ Parent ]
There seems to be two train stations in Eragny. The one on the RER A is called Neuville, on the train that goes towards Cergy le Haut.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misres
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 08:52:24 AM EST
[ Parent ]
thanks, Neuville is the one I want. So Cergy le Haut is the one I want. Many thanks.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 09:23:13 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I've just noticed that where I want to go is about the same distance from the station St Ouen l'Aumone Liesse. This is on the C1 line which, conveniently, goes from Kennedy/Radio france which is just up from the hotel. So it'll save me the hop across town (and two metro tickets)

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 09:53:19 AM EST
[ Parent ]
That won't save you metro tickets as the metro trips are included in the train ticket. Also, the C1 line is slow and even less reliable than the A line...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misres
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 06:02:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
You should be able to plan your journey on the Transilien web site.

Their route planner page is an interesting mix of English and French, even in he English version, but it should do the work. You can even enter the street address you're going to and it will suggest possible routes.

The "Tickets and fares" page will give you the ticket price between any start/destination stations. A quick check shows one-way ticket from any station in Paris (a single zone tariff-wise) to either Neuvile Université or St Ouen l'Aumone Liesse or even Eragny Neuville (train from Gare du Nord) at 5.05 EUR.

I use this route planner often, actually, since it is very convenient even inside Paris. Hope this helps.

by Bernard on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 07:06:49 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I'll be at Gare du Nord at 2:30 on thursday. Hopefully esconsed in Plassy Home with beer about an hour later.

I'm hoping to nip off to a home brew pub in the north west suburbs that evening unless somebody has a beeter plan. Millman ??

Anyone else in town at a loose end ? Otherwise I'll see y'all on Friday and Saturday.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 12:43:51 PM EST
I don't have a better plan but I'm definitely up for beer.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 04:01:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'll text when I'm sorted.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 04:30:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm available for lunch if anyone wants to have one in the Opéra neighborhood...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misres
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 06:00:09 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'll be too late for thursday, but friday might be fun if that's okay.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 03:18:32 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Wednesday? Friday is fine too if you want to do lunch with both of us.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 03:19:24 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Wednesday fits a bit better - I might not have too much time on Friday... but then we can do both. How many people will be in Paris in Friday noon ?

We can have lunch near the Louvres if that's where you're heading for the afternoon. Plenty of Japanese restaurants, although that might not be what you're aiming for :)

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misres

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 05:55:12 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Near the Louvres sounds good - Japanese is fine, actually. Send me an email?

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Tue Sep 8th, 2009 at 03:28:37 AM EST
[ Parent ]
works for me. I have millman's tel no so as long he knows the plan that's okay.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 8th, 2009 at 06:29:19 AM EST
[ Parent ]
We should be about Passy-Home at roughly the same time, but I think we may need a nap first ...
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 04:51:23 AM EST
[ Parent ]
You lucky folks...please have fun.

I'll be stuck watching: Archiving: A perfect storm? then some loud silly loud party filled with loud PR people in a loud part of Amsterdam.

Next year, when remote and interactive holograms are perfected, I'll be able to be in two places at once. Tokyo University researchers using ultrasound technology enable touchable holograms

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 07:27:54 AM EST
Hope you can make it another time, but hopefully not as the hologram. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 09:53:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]
No, no; I'd leave the hologram at the convention...perhaps its feet wouldn't hurt at the end of the day.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 11:03:54 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Having enjoyed my trip to last year's meet-up, I will miss you all this time around. Unfortunately there were some scheduling conflicts keeping me away.  Have a great time, and perhaps I will see many of you again at some other time. Any major initiatives hoped for arising out of this meet-up?  Keep me posted....

notes from no w here
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 08:20:34 AM EST
Sorry you are not able to join in this year, but I am sure there will be diaries about the meetup. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 09:53:59 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I want hard evidence - pictures - videos - sound bites - position papers....

notes from no w here
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 11:15:15 AM EST
[ Parent ]
That's what I've been afraid of. :-D
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 7th, 2009 at 11:23:39 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yup. Good luck one and all.

I hope the weather's as good as it was last year.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed Sep 9th, 2009 at 09:46:42 PM EST
[ Parent ]
We'll be sorry to miss you and Solveig.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt t gmail dotcom) on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 03:07:30 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Ditto dvx.

Was really hoping to meet you and Solveig this time.

The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.

by marco on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 07:42:51 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Ditto Frank.  The Crazy Horse will not be attending this year's meetup.

Having just lost a consulting job due to something i blogged several years ago in the run-up to Iraq escalation, for a case i cared about where Mitsubishi was challenging GE's variable speed patents, i am not able to associate with bloggers anymore.  (That's a joke, that's a joke, but how did those shit lawyers find that thing?)

for comparison, i also will not be in Stockholm next week for the EWEA offshore wind meetup.  And to squelch the tin hat brigade, i am also not in Regensburg Germany for the Group games of the Baseball World Cup this weekend.  (opening game Deutschland 14 China 1.  Now we have to go up against USA and Venezuela!  Talk about mountain climbing.)

Goes without saying i wish you all a time of joy and wonder.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 03:09:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
That's lousy news! I am sorry you can't make it.

About your job, that is even lousier news and somehow amazing. And do I understand correctly you will not be around ET (associating with bloggers) anymore? that would be bad news too. :-(

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 03:19:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]
That was a joke for the opposing lawyers, i will never leave ET, for all that i learn, for the breadth of political, economic and social vision i gain here.

(and for the anonymity hah!)

That you all know how sad i am not to be there is important.  I spend a fair amount of time here, and it's due to the quality of the community and its insights.

(It's worse not being at the Baseball World Cup.)  (No, that's a joke) (No, that's a joke.)  (I wanted to support my teammates and the rest of Deutschland against the USA profis.  Asi es la vida.)  But i will try to make significant steps in readying the new Wohnung.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 04:00:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]
What??? I had grand plans to mine your brain on how to get a job in the wind industry. Damn it.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 06:42:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]
On your way to Berlin, you can stay at hostel Townside in Bremen, around the corner.  (This means i am open to personal brain picking.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 07:28:52 PM EST
[ Parent ]
excellent...it shall be done.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Sep 11th, 2009 at 06:34:38 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Scheisse; that's too bad.

We'll miss you. Heck, we miss you already.
Time to start plotting a meetup in Bremen.

by Bernard on Sat Sep 12th, 2009 at 04:38:28 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Have fun everyone.

And I hope there'll be a photo blog up before you snappers enter the tunnel of debauchery.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 10th, 2009 at 03:46:30 PM EST
I'll be there Sat 12th, at 12 (last year's medical problems made me not want to tempt fate by early commitments).

Has anyone mentioned this ? A festival of transport at Bastille (and there's a related one in front of the Hotel de Ville) - serendipity:

fete-trans

fete-trans-2-

I've also done a small diary on it with some photos of the preparations for tomorrow's opening.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Sep 11th, 2009 at 09:13:08 AM EST


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