OSCon2k6 Day 2 Report.

Hit the breakfast bar this morning and snagged a waffle… waffles are yummy! I don’t think Robert Bernier is staying at my hotel, but oddly he was a the breakfast room… I guess he finagled a way in… I didn’t talk much with him as I had a bunch of stuff to work on, hopefully he wont hold it against me [[image /xzilla/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png alt=”:-)” style=”display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;” class=”emoticon” /]] After breakfast I swung into the “just enough ip law to run an open source project” talk. It wasn’t a bad talk, but as I said to some random guy I was talking too at lunch, there’s only so much 0 you can do with ip law [[image /xzilla/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png alt=”:-)” style=”display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;” class=”emoticon” /]] Still I came away with some ideas on things to keep in mind while working on open source and also some things that the [http://www.postgresql.org/ PostgreSQL] project probably ought to change. For lunch we swung into the food court at the mall down by the river. We had some decent Thai, but more notable was the restaurant that had two signs… one sang ‘gyros and sandwiches’ and the other ‘cajun bar and grill’. The samples we had bared no resemblance to anything Greek nor really anything cajun, so I’m not really sure what the deal was with that place. Currently I am sitting in the “ajax multi-user php poker thing” with [http://lukewelling.com/2006/07/26/building-an-asynchronous-multiuser-web-app-for-fun-and-maybe-profit/ Luke Welling] and Laura Thompson. I really wasn’t feeling the good vibe with the dual speakers, but after seeing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomax_and_Xamot Gavin and Neil] work together, I’ve probably been spoiled on dual speakers. One thing I didn’t like about the talk was that they spent a lot of time talking about why this wasn’t really a robust enough system to run a [http://www.partypoker.com/ real poker] site on, but this was supposed to be a fun talk, so I would have preferred to see them just joke about how crappy the software was rather than be so serious… oh well. There was some interesting ideas talked about so I’ll take away a few good notes. For tonight I think I’m going to [http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.display&pageid=96&id=3 McGonagles] for dinner, which is one of my favorite restaurants (having only gone once no less). After which we’ll trek on back for the perl community bits that are going on tonight. If you’re at OSCon, you might was well Soak up the geek chi I say.