$OSCON[-2] was spent in the company of Schwern, Bill Odom and Josh Heumann (the current pdx.pm leader). It was a nice dinner and good chance to catch up.
$OSCON[-1] had little to do with OSCON, but I came home to find Schwern and David Adler chatting. I served the last of my 15 year Laphraiog and much merriment ensued.
Today, oddly enough, was spent largely in the company of a bunch of PHP folk that I ran into at the beer festival. There were a couple of them who seemed very hostile towards Perl (as many Perl folk are hostile towards PHP, I'm hardly in a position to blame anyone), but many of them were far savvier about programming than many Perl programmers would give them credit for. These aren't script kiddies we're talking about. They're serious programmers who care about doing good work.
I also chatted with Marcus Börger for a while and discovered that he has a much better understanding of OO than most programmers out there. Then I discovered that he's the speaker for the PHP OO tutorial. A bit of further digging revealed that he's been around the block a few times. How many Perl folk know anyone associated with PHP? We're shooting ourselves in the foot by not paying attention.
It truly dismays me that folks get so entrenched in their pseudo-religious programming wars. There's so much to learn from different programming styles and cultures. Heck, even though many folks dismiss PHP as a "web only" language, there's a reason that it's over taken Perl in this extremely public area. We should learn from this.