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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-08-12

  • Big day at SIGGRAPH today. If you’re at the conference, let me know! Would love to say Hi! Also open to Tweetup opportunities… #
  • Wow. I forgot how HUGE the L.A. Convention is. Really, really huge. Big. #
  • @davechen I’m in meetings until the PM, then going to find a place to crunch on some video. Look for the orange shoes, and say hi! :-) #
  • @amybarton I was just at the booth. Went by the room to ascertain the correct time. Now? In search of Mt Dew. :-) Will come find you soon. #
  • @influxx Sorry to hear about the sick kid. Hope he/she feels better! #
  • At the Intel SIGGRAPH booth, the Intel Software Network kiosk has the new Lenovo W700 with integrated Wacom tablet. It’s a BIG fella! :-) #
  • Pic of the Lenovo W700 about to swallow my MacBook Pro whole: http://twitpic.com/7gkr Will post a couple more pics to Flickr shortly. #
  • @rachelbancroft Hey! You’re not allowed to have hot sweaty fun without me. Unless you take pictures. 😉 #
  • @influxx Not like the modbook or tablet pcs. It’s got one of those non-screen drawing tablets embedded in the wristrest next to the touchpad #
  • @robteix Thanks! I need to do another photo/post about my stickers. I hope to add more after SIGGRAPH and Gnomedex. #
  • At the Intel Blogger lunch briefing on the Larrabee SIGGRAPH paper. I’m undoubtedly the least-smart person in the room. :-) #
  • This is social, get-to-know-each-other event, and it’s pretty hopping. Me? I’m sitting over in the corner on my laptop. As per usual. :-) #
  • Met Mark VanDeWettering (@brainwagon) at the Pixar booth. He generously gave me a very cool RenderMan teapot. Best schwag ever. Thx Mark! :) #
  • I love telling people (and my kids) that I have a friend at Pixar, that makes the movies we love. :-) #
  • @tomnovak I wanted a sticker for my laptop, but they don’t have any. Guy did tell me he has a Buy’N’Large sticker on his, though. I want! :) #
  • @camikaos Deal. :-) #
  • Listening to an AMD (ATI) guy give a talk on 30-bit/10-bit color images at the Intel booth. A bit unexpected. :-) #
  • There is some mindblowingly cool stuff in the black curtained New Tech area of the SIGGRAPH exhibit hall. Haptics, interactive 3-D, and more #
  • it’s like walking around in little chunks of the future that got somehow stuck in our time. :-) #
  • @verso Even the Pixar guy didn’t know where he got the Buy N Large sticker, but I’ll keep my eye out! :-) #
  • Met @davechen from Ars here at SIGGRAPH. He works for the National Library of Medicine. Ever hear of the Visible Human project? That’s them. #
  • Being around these thousands of smart, creative people makes me really want to kick my skills up a notch or four. Need to take more classes. #
  • And get cracking on the books I’ve been meaning to start writing. #
  • Bummed I’m not at Ignite Phoenix tonight. @jmoriarty and crew will put on a terrific event, no doubt. #
  • @unclenate I’ll try to get some video/more info on the haptic demos they have tomorrow. #
  • Updated my “hands on with the Lenovo W700” post with some info on price: http://tinyurl.com/5lv3wa Starts at $2900 for total barebones. #
  • But, to get all the good stuff on the Lenovo W700 (Quad core, Wacom, Blu-Ray, etc.), you’re looking at around $5500. Add $2000 for SSDs. #
  • @brainwagon Which CPK are you at? I’m browsing for a pizza place. Any recommendations? #
  • 2Across (iPhone crossword app) was easily the best $5.99 I’ve ever spent. Been enjoying it immensely for little doses of brain candy. #
  • Whoa! 3 alarm fire at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino! No injuries reported. Here’s video: http://tinyurl.com/58urxx Let the jokes begin.. #
  • Hat tip to @ericrice, saw it first via his FriendFeed. Looks like the building on fire is Valley Green 6. #
  • @stonetable Try this link (video of the fire at Apple campus): http://cbs5.com/video/?id=37814@kpix.dayport.com #
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