Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
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OSCon report (part 3)

So, I'm writing this on forrester, not holly, which either fell offthe network, or more likely suffered another heatstroke. Not easy totell from this distance. All the more reason that nd should be server-based.Oh well.

I still haven't heard back from her. Argh. Worried.

Anyhow, as to the conference, the Ruby talk was really awesome. The speakerwas really knowledgable, had a good sense of humour, and he has a nicebritish accent. I learned a lot, got lots of questions answered, etc.After the end of the classes, I went to eat dinner with some otherattendees, and then to the keynote sessions. Larry was the star of thepack, as expected, when it came to humour and stuff. However, he seemedkind of tired, and mentioned on the side that he was having moneyproblems, in so many words. Kind of depressing. I wonder if there'ssome way I can help. So many things I care about, not enough me.I then went to the party afterwards, held by activestate. There was alot of drinking (I didn't partake, but you know that, if you know me).There were also some good light snacks. I'm not eating that balanced ofa diet out here :) I was feeling a bit bummed that even among geeks, Istill wasn't really able to feel comfortable, but I remembered that it wasthe social geeks that went to the party, and that I'm not broken even amongmy kind.. at least, that's what I like to tell myself. Heh.After a bit, I went back outside the bar (which was incredibly fancy), andfiddled with my camera while resting on the bench. It's interesting thatthere were people living above all the stores on that little, expensivestrip by the water.

The conference this year isn't quite what it was previous years, at leastfrom my impressions now. I'll write more about that later -- maybe I'llturn out to be judging too much based on the class portion, as the conferenceportion starts today.

It's not fun lacking a laptop here. *sigh*Anyhow, I'm off to the keynote. This should be a fun day.

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