September 19, 2005

Drunken Chat, Man

Drunkenbatman, whose real name shall forever be shrouded in semi-mystery unless you read MacTech magazine, has invited me to join a roundtable he's throwing together, of various and sundry developers and software types. I don't think it's literally a "round table"; I mean, I suspect it'll be one of those cheap folding long tables you always see at these kind of events, maybe with a white tablecloth thrown over it if they're being really fancy.

Frankly, an actual roundtable wouldn't work in this case, because the idea is that we're up on some sort of dias and there's an audience and we're talking with them. So, if we were just staring at each other around a round table, backs to the audience, it'd probably be a lot less fun.

Leaving aside the geometry of the table itself, I'm excited to have been asked to participate. It's in Chicago on the evening of October 21, at the Adler Planetarium, which is pretty swank. Admission is free! I'll be bringing the latest build of Delicious Library 2 to show after-hours! And my best shirts! And we'll have singing frogs!

I'm flying out special for this event, which is something I almost never do, so if you're in the Chicago area (or you like driving) please come up and join our little chat, or I'll feel pretty stupid. But, then again, maybe that's your plan. Oh yah, I'm onto you.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish I could make it. Avid reader of both your blogs, but as a student in Ontario Canada and with no access to wheels for those days I'm sad to say I can't.

I look forward to hearing all about it on both your blogs. I must say I love the way you word your entries, very witty and fun to read.


September 19, 2005 6:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Barty know you're going to be standing on his moldering corpse for your !round table talk? Bartolomeu Dias sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. A dais is probably what your table will be perched upon. C'mon Wil, say it's just a typo. Tell me you do Check Spelling As You Type™...

September 20, 2005 4:59 AM

Anonymous cesar said...

cool! I just wish I could make it... could it be possible to provide a video of the "round table" and of the DL 2.0 demo

September 20, 2005 11:09 AM

Anonymous Jon said...

I'm almost tempted to drive 6 hours just to see DL2. Do I have a problem?

September 20, 2005 1:42 PM

Blogger Wil Shipley said...

I should mention that I'll only be showing DL2 if the opportunity presents itself in the post-talk festivities; I don't want to take over Drunkenbatman's round table with my demo.

My understanding is the main talk will be filmed. I certainly will not let DL2 be filmed at this point.

September 20, 2005 2:43 PM

Anonymous matt machczynski said...

already rsvped to la vaca borracha's email. I think with all y'all together it should make for a very interesting as well as funny discussion.

September 21, 2005 11:21 AM

Anonymous Chad said...

Sweet. I've been meaning to finally visit the Adler Planetarium for awhile. This just might be even more reason to make another trip up to Chicagoland. :)

September 21, 2005 5:49 PM


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