This past Saturday, I went up to NYC for the Joomla! Day USA East conference at Google's offices in Manhattan.
Twitter posts can actually sum up most of the trip, so I'll summarize in some twitter-like short bursts:
03:06 PM October 12, 2007 from txt
Mobile gtalk broken! Can't handle bus ride without chat! Arg!
08:14 PM October 12, 2007 from txt
Being subjected to only the finest and loudest Chinese rock ballads as the Chinabus rolls into Chinatown. Makes sense!
09:42 AM October 13, 2007 from im
Just Googled the word "Google" while inside Google's NYC offices for a nerd conference.
09:40 PM October 13, 2007 from web
checking out m.twitter.com from my "mobile" - badass!
09:42 PM October 13, 2007 from web
Passing Baltimore on the Chinabus-massive headache not improved by the driver singing along to the same Chinese pop CD for the third time...
As you can see, I spent most of my time twittering.
On Friday night I got a chance to catch up with DW and GW and DW's cousins. I also got a chance to meet up with MT and MK to go to one of the awesome restaurants where he's been taking pictures for Eater.com. Early Saturday morning was spent dealing with the subway after several beers (I wonder if what the conductor is saying has to do with me... oops.) and then waking up 4 hours later to shower and head to Chelsea for the knowledge bombs. The conference was a bit of a bust, but I did get to see Google's offices and was quite impressed. The knowledge bombs were more like knowledge BB pellets. The most I learned about Joomla! was that I already know a lot more than I think I do about Joomla!.
Right after the conference ended, I head over towards Penn station to be early for the Chinabus. With only an hour to spare, I didn't have time for anything meaningful, but ended up with just enough time to be bored and have to wander around Penn Plaza taking pictures. Oh well, I can't complain as a few good photos resulted. Two below and then more in the flickr set