By webmink on Dec 11, 2005
Just drove from San Francisco down to San Diego and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I was booked on a plane but the rental car company gave me a lovely convertible and I heard the open road calling to me. I'm down here for ApacheCon where I'll be kicking off the new business track here with a talk providing a framework for discussing open source and business.
It's already shaping up to be a geekfest - on checking in to the room, I fired up my wifi to access the in-room ethernet via my Airport Express and found eight other delegates within striking distance doing the same. Meanwhile I spotted a cluster of delegates using their laptops in the lobby. This was all after passing Cory Doctorow at the entrance, from whom Tim and I are under instructions to collect an autograph for a Sun executive whose blushes I will spare.
Meanwhile outside there is a Christmas parade with a difference. The floats are all - well, floating. Here's hoping the rest of ApacheCon is a varied and interesting as the first 15 minutes!