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  • You wouldn't happen to be talking about Ground Kontrol [] would you?

    I'll challenge anyone to a game of Pole Position. :-)

  • I for one, will be in town at that time, but I sure as hell don't want to go to the zoo [] (scroll down to "Como Zoo video").
    • You're right. We shouldn't keep them in zoos. Let's just them die out 'naturally' as all their habitat is destroyed. Oh, it is far beneath their dignity to keep them alive, in the hope that perhaps some habitat might be restored...
    • I'm with you on this one. How about you and I and other non-zoo goers take a trip to Powells []?
      • And you know what I heard is right near Powell's? The 24 Hour Church of Elvis! I am so down with that. Books and insanity, that's a good outing. And we can meet up with the zoo-goers at the arcade, where I can am(aza|use) you all with my mad Dance Dance Revolution skillz!
  • Nat, I'm curious. Does this replace the Town Hall traditionally held at end-of-con? I'm curious what the reaction to those has been, traditionally. I always appreciate it, as it provides a nice roundup of reactions and suggestions from the intriguing to the antagonistic...
    • Town halls usually start with a few comments from the organizers on how this is an auspicious time and place, and focus on interesting recent events (especially those that happened at the conference).

      Then the microphone is opened up to the peanut gallery.

      Then someone asks "Why can't we have an east-coast venue?" A show of hands late friday afternoon somewhere on the west coast shows that the vast majority of attendees prefer a west coast venue, followed quickly with a random quote about how east coast

    • What Ziggy said :-) We do like getting feedback, and we'll schedule a feedback session or BOF in addition to the evaluation forms, but ultimately the town hall didn't do much more than soak up the last session of the conference. My hope is that a networking trip will actually be useful to people.


  • Things are looking pretty solid for me financially, so I was thinking about going to OSCON. I haven't visited Portland and this is as good an excuse as any. Plus, I know some of clients will be there. :-)