It's nice to be in Portland before everyone else does. Actually checking in in the hotel on Saturday and spending most of Saturday and Sunday in the hotel lobby allows you to see all the regular visitors of the hotel go, and the geeks coming in.
While I was practising my worst habit (smoking), Saturday evening, suddenly Nick Clark stood before me. He was the first familiar face to show up here. Sunday, Jesse Vincent and a few others showed up. We quickly formed the first group of people wearing geekshirts, working op laptops and discussing Perl there.
Around 4 Ingy, Autrijus and Whiteg arrived and some 10 of us went to a cheap but tasty Mexican restaurant. Now, the forementioned three and I are sitting in our hotelroom which has been transformed to some kind of dorm. Wireless access here, so we're happy
I'm all set for day 1!