Gloria decided, today, that I am so awesome that I deserve an early birthday present. Who can argue with that kind of reasoning?
When putting together a slide for YAPC, I felt a little guilty about showing Exporter.pm in a slightly uglier light than required, mostly by avoiding the use of “our.” I wrote a little to do for myself, at the time, to see whether Sub::Exporter would even work on an our-less perl. This has been a pain.
I haven’t written about day three yet. I’ll probably do that tomorrow.
Today there were two ugly talks – I don’t mean talks that disgusted. Really, they were just talks that made me wince. Cog talked about Acme modules (Acme::ProgressBar made his list!), and he showed a few modules I hadn’t seen before. Acme::Octarine was amusing. I think the biggest laughs were for Acme::Lingua::NIGERIAN.
After my talk, I went to Adam’s talk about PITA. I’m really interested in PITA, as I think it will make testing my modules a lot easier. (I know it’s not targeted at people like me, but I’ll accept the rewards anyway.) My major complain about the talk: too much poop. (You had to be there.)
I gave my Sub::Exporter talk, this morning. (I’ll put up my slides soon, once I find a nice way to publish them.) I think it went well. I went over time, but toward the end I just annoucned that I was not going to stop. Some people left and some stuck around. I’m not sure how well it was received in general, but I didn’t feel like I made any huge mistakes, and I got to say everything I wanted to.
John and Gloria and I got waffles this morning. They were good. From there, we started our trip: down to the Philly airport, over to O’Hare, cross town to IIT. This was all pretty standard, with a few ups and downs. As the three of us (John, Dieter, and I) struggled to decide what kind of CTA pass to buy, and how to buy it, a few random tourists on their way out of Chicago stopped and asked us if we wanted their remaining day’s worth of tourist pass. There were three of them, and we said yes. That saved us about $15 and a good bit of time. On the way to our train, I found a phone change return full of quarters. (Yes, I compulsively check them for change, I admit it.)
My MacBook came with iWork, and thus Keynote, installed on it. It was a demo version, so when I bought the full version, I just downloaded a serial number. (I wouldn’t have minded getting a copy of the manuals, but the help has been good enough, so far.)
Tomorrow begins my trip to YAPC::NA::2006. I’m really looking forward to this year’s YAPC. The talks look exceptionally interesting, and I’m going to be giving on myself. I’ve been spending a lot of time poking at it and poking at the code I’m presenting (Sub::Exporter), deciding what things I feel like trying to show off.
Are you listening, Apple? The Airport needs DHCP reservations.