So it took me about a half hour to find the spaker's registration room, lugging around my, erm, luggage, because it was 11 a.m. and check-in wasn't until 3 p.m. But I found it, then went over to the OSDN meeting room (free massages available) and checked email and talked to Messrs. Lenzo and DiBona and Bates. All much fun. I then saw Messrs. Adler and Hand and Starsinic, and was invited to a NYC Wireless meeting later that night. I tucked that away, and went to check-in.
The room was quite nice. I promptly hooked up my older PowerBook to the data port on the phone and to the audio in on the VCR/DVD unit, so it could play MP3s through the TV and provide wireless three feet away to my newer PowerBook. Mmmmm, technology abuse, call the cops!
I returned to the conference and saw fellow Slash programmer Brian Aker while waiting for a cab, so we went over and brielfy toured the event before heading on over to the Penguin Bowl (hosted by DiBona, with Lenzo as a contestant, and Mr. Malda as a judge) and then left that to go to the Perl BOF.
The Perl BOF had about 20 people (maybe a few more, as some left and more came later) and most of the discussion centered around the futures of perl 5 and perl 6. It's nice that there's a lot of interest in these topics, though unfortunate that this is almost all anyone wants to talk about.
Today I have no real plans. I'll go to some sessions and wander around and take more pictures (there are a few there, but nothing too interesting).
Good morning, son.
I am a bird
Wearing a brown polyester shirt
You want a coke?
Maybe some fries?
The roast beef combo's only $9.95
It's okay, you don't have to pay
I've got all the change
It hurts to grow up
And everybody does
It's so weird to be back here
Let me tell you what
The years go on and
We're still fighting it, we're still fighting it
And you're so much like me
--Ben Folds, Still Fighting It