0. The Sports and Social Club apparently adds a mandatory gratuity to checks for parties of two (sorry, Dave!). Considering how poor the service was that we got at lunch, I think I can understand why they do this.
1. Actor-based programming is ActiveX EXE’s comeback plan.
3. When you are a primary sponsor for a conference, I guess it’s OK to give an hour-long sales presentation under the guise of a technical presentation. Still pisses me off when it happens though.
4. LINQ for JSON exists!! Rejoice!
5. Here’s a tip for conference presenters — no one wants to watch you write the sample code for your presentation as part of your presentation. Set your examples up beforehand, please.
7. Phillip Japikse should not be allowed to throw t-shirts in rooms with chandeliers. He is, however, allowed to give design pattern talks whenever the hell he wants, and I’ll listen.
8. I wasn’t really counting, but I’m pretty sure I saw 6 presentations given from Macbooks over the course of the conference. The remaining 5 were run from Windows 7 laptops. Where’s the Linux love, Louisville?
I left with some blog-worthy thoughts knocked loose in my head, hopefully I’ll get around to writing about them soon. I seem to have problems finishing anything longer than a couple paragraphs… SIGH.