Yesterday was my first full day in Honolulu. I’ve got a couple of days to get myself sorted out and acclimated before I start work in earnest. Despite the perfect beaches and weather, my general opinion of Honolulu is that it’s tiny Los Angeles, 50% more expensive, on an island with flying cockroaches. All of this is true, but it’s mitigated somewhat by the fact that I’m currently sitting on my lanai, with a nice breeze and a view of the ocean. Despite being “far” from the water my new house in Hawaii is closer to the beach than my house in Berkeley is to the bay.