· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · April
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CommunityOne! · I haven’t been really that involved in the work on <a href='http://developers.sun.com/events/communityone/'>CommunityOne</a>, although I’m MC’ing a Ruby panel. But just now I was poking around <a href='http://developers.sun.com/events/communityone/pdfs/CommunityOne2008_agenda.pdf'>the schedule</a> [PDF; bad, <em>bad</em> CommunityOne!] and holy cow, this is turning into one heavyweight geek-fest. Whether your jones is for for Free Culture or Subversion or Virtualization or alt-JVM languages or many-core pain or Ubuntu news or PostgreSQL, this is the place. And also it’s free. If you’re a Bay Area geek or a JavaOne attendee you’d be nuts not to spend May 5 at the Moscone.
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Facebook? · I’ve given five public talks in the last two weeks and in several of them I’ve done a poll: “How many people here were active on Facebook six months ago? Please keep your hands up for a moment... of those, how many still are?” Not many hands stay up. Mind you, these audiences are mostly grown-up.
Raconteurs Live · Sunday night (yes, that’d be <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_%28cannabis_culture%29'>4/20</a>, which the band noted to general snickers), we took in <a href='http://www.theraconteurs.com/'>The Raconteurs</a> at Vancouver’s excellent Commodore Ballroom. It was nice to get out for an evening of rock & roll, and there are some great songs, but my feelings were mixed ...
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