Sunday, July 6, 2003

OSCON Day Zero

so i spent the morning exploring portland a bit, and i came to two conclusions.

  • there are more starbucks here than any city really has a right (or need for that matter) to have.

  • i could never live in portland because i would be unable to resist the urge to spend all of my money at powell's. i mean you have to love a bookstore that fills an entire city block, and the fact that they have a whole separate store just devoted to technical books is just the icing on the cake.
then this afternoon i hung out at the perl bugathon and managed to find a few old bugs that had been fixed and a few random things that managed to get into the bug db that weren't even bugs at all. i must say, the perl crowd is a lot of fun, and i'm glad i had the chance to hang out for a while and help out a bit.