CEC Opening

Now I'm going to attempt to take a page from the hockey bloggers at 2 Man Advantage and do a live play-by-play commentary from CEC.

9:10 am. Just got off the stage from our geekly intro. Glad that our little "audition video" for the opening sequence got a few laughs. Disappointed that my Second Life avatar has a bigger chin and is overweight and under-tall. I'm going to be the first person to try to PhotoShop himself in Second Life. We're now officially 6 minutes late, with my rambling contributing 2 minutes of the lag.

9:30 am. Jane, our ace show flow coordinator (nerd herder) leaned over and told me that our second speaker for the morning session has just arrived. We're not supposed to have crap shoots getting to Vegas, but this one worked out.

9:45 am. Marc Tremblay really was disappointed he wasn't asked to be in the opening sequence (in addition to being a patenting monster, he was a world-class gymnast and can still do things in person that some of us can't even animate). He just gave a killer talk about CMT, and for the first time at a big Sun event, talked about transactional memory as a way of making parallelism significantly easier and faster.

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