Hi everyone, after a crazy long hiatus on blogging I'm giving it another shot, this time without mirroring to use Perl.
I'm at http://blog.caseywest.com.
I love you all. Yes, like that.
Since I may pass before the end of this session, I have to give you this important information.
Web 2.0 is the first conference I've been to where you pay a lot of money to be at the conference, your chances of actually seeing a session is 50/50, and if you make into a session you're likely to be baked within 45 minutes.
Paying for torture. Yeah baby!
Yesterday I flew to San Francisco for Web 2.0. I went to my hotel, then to the Conference hotel to hang out and register. Since Socialtext is a sponsor I received a bright yellow badge with an even brighter ribbon. That's new to me, but so is Web 2.0. I know a bunch of folks at this conference, but none of them were around yesterday. Thankfully my co- worker Jon Prettyman arrived around dinner time so we took a walk to North Shore for food.
North Shore was cool. We found a Rogue Beer Garden, October Fest style, and sampled some Rogue and German beers. Then we went to a Seafood and Jazz place for dinner. They serve New Orleans and Cajun food while the band dishes out the tunes. Gelato and a last call drink finished off the excursion and I crashed in my room.
Now I'm up at 6:30am, my bright yellow badge almost glowing to keep me awake. Today should be fun. Several Socialtext employees get to speak at the conference and I get to meet some friends again.
Headed to a happening conference. About to board for Web 2.0.
I have the exciting opportunity to go to a conference as an attendee, I get to soak up all the interesting things from other people. I also get to meet some of my co-workers for the first time. I expect I'll be in Palo Alto for the afternoon, and I'll return to San Francisco in the evening. These things are very fluid though.
Web 2.0, see you soon!
Life goes fast.
Our new baby is a happy one, he sleeps well and eats a lot. He's cute too, I think.
Today is the beginning of week number four at a new job. I don't think I mentioned it when I started, which is bad, but I'm working at Socialtext and I'm having a great time. The team and work are great.
I'll be headed to Web 2.0 next week. This conference looks to be a lot of fun, I hope to see some of you there. I'll bring baby pictures and I'll help you get Wikiwyg integrated into your project if you like. I've been spending all of my time working on Wikiwyg lately, and I think it's a hot project. I even did the website design, which I think isn't too shabby.
My open source work has been lagging, as most of you know. I have plenty of excuses, but none of them are all that great. You know, little things like a new baby, new job, and new life. I will overcome these shortly. Please stay tuned.
Welcome to the world!
Birth2005-09-12 17:12:00 Weight7lb 10oz Length20.5 Inches
See the picture: http://caseywest.com/journal/archives/005239.html
Chastity has begun labor. My new son will be born today. I'll be photo blogging him as soon as he's cleaned up and happy.
As you might imagine, I might be slightly unavailable today. Enjoy your day!
Pittsburgh gets its own Wiki Wednesday meeting!
This is your chance to get a free scoop of ice cream and discuss the latest about wikis, find jobs in social software, find great wiki software for your business, and did I mention -- eat ice cream!
SocialText is going to pick up the tab for one scoop of Ben & Jerry's (in Squirrel Hill) ice cream for all RSVP's. Stop by and chat!
For more info on Wiki Wednesdays all over the world, visit https://www.socialtext.net/wikiwed/index.cgi?wiki_wednesdays
See you there!
UDPATE: I suck. My color contrast is way off on my powerbook display. There is no little box in my edit view because of that. So the hate must be directed to my contrast selecting software, which probably exists somewhere behind my eyes.
I meet a lot of people and I'm trying to get into the habit of writing down some information about them. Things like phone numbers and names, and maybe how I met them or why I met them. Apple's Address Book application is great for that. But it falls short in one very important area. I can't store a photo!
I need a visual aid to remember lots of people. Photos are perfect for that, as it turns out, and address books should store that information too. I need to send this to hates-software...
I wonder if hates-software will junk up the HTML in this post I need for my journal... now do I hate MT or Siesta, or is my preemptive hate all for not?
Since I've last written there have been some major distributions uploaded. They're all quite neat and I'll discuss them over time. Today I'd like to talk about Brian Ingerson's (and friends) Wikiwyg distribution. It looks really cool! A rich text editor that turns any 'div' into an editing environment! Check out the demo.