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SxSW 2006 Day 2 (continued)

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

OK, so I actu­al­ly have to do a quick wrap-up about Day 2: Jason and Jim’s open­ing remarks were fun, though most of what Jason had to say he’s said before on SvN, but I still enjoyed hear­ing him speak in per­son. Jim’s com­ments were in a way more applic­a­ble to my cur­rent inter­ests, since I’ve been employ­ing much of what Jason is in favor of (process-wise) for a while on my own. In all, an enter­tain­ing and some­what edu­ca­tion­al hour.
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Serendipity

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

As I was wan­der­ing around Austin this evening (need­ed some time to catch my breath after these last two days), a guy ran­dom­ly came up to me at 6th and Trin­i­ty and asked if I had a “paper dol­lar” in exchange for 4 quar­ters. Odd, but hey, I had a dol­lar bill, so I fig­ured, why not (yes, I’m also the guy who gives spare change to pan­han­dlers when they ask).
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SxSW 2006 Day 1 and 2

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

So my first expe­ri­ence at SxSW has been ter­rif­ic so far. The chance to meet the per­son­al­i­ties I’ve known only as names until now is more fun than I expected.

After arriv­ing in Austin, check­ing into my hotel (the just-shy-of-decent-but-too-far-away-from-every­thing Welles­ley Inn on South IH35 (see how far away I was) and reg­is­ter­ing at the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter (I’ll be hon­est, I walked around the entire south side before I fig­ured out I was on the wrong side of the block… stop laugh­ing…), most of Fri­day was spent walk­ing around Austin with Gar­rett, Wade and some guy named Carl (both are on one of Mon­day’s pan­els), and even­tu­al­ly meet­ing up (and hav­ing a few drinks with) folks like Eris, Matthew, Mike, Mike, Kei­th, Scrivs, and a bunch of oth­er insane­ly cool peo­ple (apolo­gies to those I can’t quite remem­ber, after the two shots of “moon­shine” some­time dur­ing the after­noon, things start­ed to get a wee bit hazy…)

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