If youâ€™re heading to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the only sold out TechDays show in Canada (November 2-3, 2009), you might be wondering what to do when youâ€™re not at the conference. Here are some suggestions:
Rogueâ€™s Roost Brew Pub
This is my favourite place to eat in downtown Halifax. The floors are sticky, the service isnâ€™t great, but the chicken fingers and ale are wonderful. Make sure you get the honey dill dipping sauce with your fingers.
OK, youâ€™d have to be nuts to go surfing in Nova Scotia in November. Of course the SurfDonkey boys are clearly nuts: http://surfdonkey.ca/.
Bad Dad Location Hunt
Step 1: Watch http://baddad.tv/
Step 2: Wander around Halifax trying to recognize locations from the show. Good luck.
Stalking Craig Moore…
…and asking him repeatedly when the heck weâ€™ll get another episode of Bad Dad. ;) [he looks like this: http://vimeo.com/2117659]
Visit Freak Lunchbox
â€œFreak Lunchbox searches the world to find the weirdest, newest and hippest candy and pop culture items on the market.â€
How can you NOT visit this place!?
[Nearby Sweet Janes is also worth visiting.]
Take the Ferry
OK, Iâ€™m not sure exactly why youâ€™d want to do this, but you could take the ferry over to Dartmouth just for fun (I guess).
This was someone elseâ€™s idea. Iâ€™m not officially endorsing it…
There is a Tim Hortonâ€™s in the ferry terminal. I suppose thatâ€™s something.
Climb Citadel Hill (National Historic Site)
Worth the uphill climb, the Citadelâ€™s stone fortress offers amazing views of the city and the harbor to its visitors. The view from the Citadel will show you the amazing architecture of downtown between the hilltop and harbor; the harborâ€™s mouth of wooded islands; and the naval dockyard under the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, which connects Halifax and Dartmouth. Just 9 blocks from the waterfront, the Citadel has been restored to look much as the fort did in 1856.
Note: November 1 to May 6, the grounds are open but no services are available. Here some photos of the Citadel if youâ€™re unfamiliar with it: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=halifax+citadel.
Attend the Bonus Session on the Interoperable Web Platform
Iâ€™m giving a bonus session on the Interoperable Web Platform on Monday afternoon (4:20pm in the Servers, Security, and Management track room according to my info).
Iâ€™ll be covering some uber goodness like running PHP on IIS (I run 6 WordPress sites on IIS7 as well as http://tyny.ca), SuperPreview, the SEO Toolkit for IIS.
And my slides are gorgeous! Very few bullet points. Youâ€™ll definitely want to be there.
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(photo credit: citadel)