The opening reception tonight was a blast. I saw all sorts of geek friends, and met lots of new and interesting people. It’s funny how many Portland folks are here – Johnny Hartman, Alex Williams, Paul Colligan, Greg Hughes, etc. We all laughed about how we all live in the same town, and yet only see each other at conferences like Gnomedex. We’re going to start a monthly Portland Geek Dinner or something, just to get away from the computer and hang out more often.
I’m headed to bed – the schedule starts bright and early tomorrow. I’ve uploaded a bunch of pictures to my Flickr stream, all under the “gnomedex” tag, so don’t miss those. Even better, you could subscribe to the RSS feed for my Flickr photos, and get them automatically. I’m really in love with my new camera, the Canon SD700. Still getting a feel for how to best use the features (high ISO and Image Stabilization) to take fewer blurry shots, but the ones I’ve take so far are wonderful, to me. I’ve taken some video, too, which is pretty good. The audio is only recorded at 8KHz sample rate, and the built-in mic isn’t the greatest, but it’s workable. I might try to shoot all the video I do this weekend on the SD700, instead of my Sony camcorder.
More blogging and geekery to come tomorrow. Good night! 🙂