more YAPC stuff
I realized that I forgot to mention a bunch of stuff from YAPC. For one, I
partook of “Lunch with a Perl Celebrity” and had lunch with Tommy Stanton,
Andrew, Frew, and Geoff, followed by ice cream at the Chocolate
Shoppe, which was great. I went
there twice, and I would’ve gone there again if I was a little weaker-willed.
I had some surprisingly good pizza from Ian’s with
Paul Fenwick. Our D&D plans fell through, but that was okay because we hung
out in the lobby and talked to whoever was around. I learned that the
switch is better than
-w for whitespace-ignoring diffs in
git, most of the
time. I found out that Steffen was an exchange student in Connecticut for a
year and that Tom’s Wisconsin experiences were even weirder than I’d known. I
saw Breno talk about Data::Printer,
which looked really useful, except for the ugly-to-me defaults. I had a good
discussion about “eating blood” in various world cultures, but tried not to let
it run too long in deference to Dave Rolsky, who was sitting right there. I
learned that the new big Unicode book is paperback and cheap (yay!) but not
purple (boo!). I saw that one of my modules got its own
which made me feel inordinantly pleased. I got lunch at the Chicago airport at
the Billy Goat tavern, which is where “cheezborger cheezborger no coke, pepsi”
came from, more or less. I ate about a zillion mocha mousse cups and did my
best to convince a few dieting people to try them too, despite their vows.
Sorry. I got a few swag decks of cards from The Game
Crafter, my favorite of which has a Perl
Foundation-y onion on the reverse. I accidentally slept through the Thursday
lightning talks. I had a really good garlic and plantain empanada. I saw two
talks about exceptions, in which
Throwable was mentioned, and felt like
I should probably go look much harder for bugs in it before more people use it.
I had fun!