Conference observations

Monday, June 23rd, 2003 | Geek Stuff

Spend the day at the Developer’s Conference today and had a couple of observations:

– Our new iSight and the new iChat AV? Very cool… The Audio Quality is VERY good and full duplex – just like a phone.. Did notice some noticable lags when talking to Clayton in NYC but with people close by it was FANTASTIC… Gotta figure out where to put my mic and speakers so people can hear me and not hear the ratta tat tat of my keyboard..

– Some of the geeks need to learn manners ( and I consider myself a geek so that wasn’t a slam – kinda like a gay boy callin another a fag! 😉 )… Its one thing to cheer during a presentation but to hiss when you don’t like something is really damn rude… People worked hard on this stuff – if you don’t like it suck it up and then give constructive feedback that they can use to improve things.. The silly thing (and this is where I get super geeky) was that it was a bunch of MPW fans in the back booing the new Project Builder… C’mon people… get a grip.. and some manners..

– The new Moscone is very nice… Very well set up for a conference like this… Big tree up the center is… well.. umm… interesting…

– Final Cut Pro session on the first day was in a TINY room and was packed to the hilt… I LOVE that… Granted it was largely the demo we gave for the 4 at 4 shows – but they still seemed to love it…

– Food needs some work… First of all – get over the ‘geek food’ thing.. I know this show is known for Jolt Cola, Gummy Bears, and other such crap.. But some of us don’t want to spend a week eatin that shit.. I showed up and saw tables full of krispy kreems and cringed… And there wasn’t much – even of that…

– I FLIPPIN LOVE that they’re havin it in San Francisco this year… Makes SO much more sense.. And San Jose is SUCH a drag..

Ok.. Thats it… Just yammerin… and playin with iChat..

See… SUCH a geek! :):)

9 Comments to Conference observations

June 23, 2003

I wish I was at your event today. I went to the Yahoo Creative Summit here in the Twin Cities and I’m still yawning! SNORE!

June 23, 2003

I’m so jealous! I could an iSight, but I still wouldn’t be able to use it since I have no friends with Macs who would get one. I want to try it out so badly… *sigh*

June 23, 2003

I’m so jealous! I could get an iSight, but I still wouldn’t be able to use it since I have no friends with Macs who would get one. I want to try it out so badly… *sigh*
Life is so hard. 😉

June 24, 2003

I’d love to get further details on iChat AV but Apple’s site is sparse on the tech specs. i.e. is it H.323 compatible? Ah well. I’m sure someone will ferret out the detaile eventually….

June 24, 2003

Thats a Damn fine question that I don’t know the answer to… have to ask some of the Gurus here and see if they know…

June 24, 2003

All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW.

June 24, 2003

Tell me about it; I almost creamed myself – to use the British vernacular – when I saw Apple’s website this morning. I came “this close” (pinches fingers together) to buying an iSight as I already have iChat AV installed… I really want to try it out too, especially since I have a T3 LAN connection… student budgets are a little prohibitive.

Waves to Pete across the Atlantic; teases him and his California accent; turns red when told that “one sounds like the Queen.” Ahh, I can see it now :p

June 24, 2003

I am soooo jealous. I NEED to convert some friends and family to macs :). Hmm, silly question, but do they let part-time perl scripters who are research biologists using macs into a developer’s conferences? 🙂

June 24, 2003

The one thing i’m NOT missing about WWDC this year (since i’m not there) are those stupid backward-ass MPW freaks.