October 3rd, 2008


so. tired.

Conference essnetially ended today: still have to do the code sprint, but the sessions and workshops are now all done. The adrenaline of the past couple days is now wearing off, and I'm realizing that really, 11 hours of sleep in 4 days is not neary enough to be anything other than complete and total self-abuse.

That said, I had a great conference. I had a couple great nights, went to a Casino for the first time, stayed up late drinking mini-fridge Amarula and watching Palin v. Biden, went to a techno dance club for the first time since I was 17 or so, helped more than 100 people work through workshops on OpenLayers and GeoServer (put together by the OpenGeo folks, which I'm looking forward to nabbing as getting started), co-led a workshop of my own, and took over 1000 pictures, moe than 400 of which came out. (There's still a number on my camera, and a number I haven't gotten a chance to upload yet.)

I've gotten to see a great city, climbed a great mountain, played roulette and blackjack.

I've gotten to meet dozens of people, re-meet dozens more, and actually recognized at least 3.

I've regained al ove in photography -- and with it, some level of skill.

I've Videotaped a lightning talk that ha gotten almost 200 vies. I've taken pictures that have gotten me dozens of compliments. I've seen African dancing, and eaten ostrich meat.

That said, all I want to do now is sleep for the next 4 days or so. :)