Good morning from lovely Cambridge! We’re waiting for the van to come get us and I decided to let y’all in on a little secret. Ok, I don’t know any secrets, but I really like it here. Everyone’s been really nice, hospitible and wow, dang smart. The people from ArsDigita have been swell. It’s great to see geeks who obviously have lives and interests outside of the internet and all are warm, complex and interesting people. I get so bored sometimes always talking about the internet, and it’s nice to see that I’m not alone. I do feel a little stupid, but not so much that I’m not participating. Also, the other finalists for the prize are very cool kids. I hope they take from this weekend some important lessons. I think they will. They all seem bright and a little nervous, but they’re fun to be around.
Today is the big day… Heather will find out if she’s won. We’ll also get to go to Philip’s “Why” seminar, which should be a lot of fun. I’ll take copious notes and hopefully share something tonight or in the morning. Tomorrow is the big “How” seminar. I’ll post more later… toodles!
Here I am in Boston at the ArsDigita headquarters playing on a Sun Ray trying to rememeber all the urls in my bookmarks. The flight was fine. Boston has royally crappy traffic. I thought DC was bad, but getting out of the airport took FOREVER.
The finalists, Kyle (the ArsDigita babysitter lady), and I went to the Whitehead Lab, which is where they map the Human Genome. It was an eye-opening experience. Why, you may ask? Because I got to see geeks of a different color! I realized again that there are geeks all over, and we all wear the same clothes and are as passionate about what we do. It’s pretty cool to see that “geek” translates to other industries.
We’re waiting for the pizza… and I’m starving.
Heather‘s downstairs talking to CNN about the whole boycot thing, and well, that’s pretty freaking impressive.
Ok, off for now… Will post more when I have something to say.
So, I’m in Boston, but I’m on a Solaris machine and Blogger hates Unix and Netscape. So, this’ll have to get short because I hate losing posts. More news when I move to the Powerbook.
I’m leaving my wife… Oh, had you there for a sec, didn’t I? I’m going to Boston on Thursday with my sister, who’s going to win a biiii-iiiiig prize. And if she doesn’t, well, that’s ok. It’ll be my first trip by myself since I’ve been married, and well, I’m not sure how I feel about that. Right now, I feel fine. Right now, I feel great. Jen went to visit her parents with Max over Easter (was it last year), and I was fine. She was a semi-wreck, but for other reasons.
You’d think that I’ve been married long enough that this shouldn’t be a big deal. I hope it’s not. I hate big deals. I get enough big deals at work. I live for little deals. Taking out the trash, getting milk on the way home, deciding who to call for carryout. Those are my kinds of deals. Buying a house, conference calls with partners, money. Those are not my kinds of deals. I would like now to hand off all my big deals to other people to deal with, and I’ll just go to Boston.