Lyssie is still asleep, as is probably everyone else here, so I took the opportunity to throw together a quick picture page and thumbnails.
The webcam is OK, but it's not going to be very useful without a wide-angle lens. Rich is bringing one, but I don't know if I'll be able to attach it to the camera. It may require going out and buying a roll of duct tape...
Went down to the lobby. Met Meg for the first time (IRL). Went to Beeps with Ana, Ryss and Tom. Came back and met Jason (TikiWho). Chatted for a bit, then came back up to the room.
Came back up to grab a couple things and make a quick entry. Going back downstairs to watch the influx of people and hang out. We'll all be going to Denny's later tonight. My next checkin will probably be after we get back in.
Rich brought a jester cap with blinking LEDs. Got pictures of everyone wearing it.
One of the buttons fell off Rich's shirt, and we went on a wild goose chase looking for it. We got back to his room, and discovered that it had, just by chance, fallen into his coat pocket. Couldn't have planned that one in a million years.
While we were there, he showed off all the equipment he had brought. A laptop. A digital camera. A tape recorder. A wide-angle lens that I'm going to try to jerry-rig to my camera. Spent a good 20 minutes just geeking out over all his equipment.
He also showed me all the Mardi Gras beads he had brought (this year's theme is Mardi Gras). He brought several boxes full, and had an entire suitcase of nothing but beads, stuffed animals, and other stuff.
After that we went downstairs, chatted for a bit, then went off to Denny's. I got a ride with several people, the rest walked.
I just got back (also getting a ride), and am about to try to string all the networking equipment together, and upload tonight's pictures.
So after two hours of screwing around, we finally managed to get the wireless connection to the hotel's internet access working. Took some screwing around to figure out the magic incantation to utter, but once we got internet access on the wireless card, sharing it out with my existing ethernet card was a simple matter.
So the next thing we did was take my laptop, and Rich's laptop into Ryss's room, with the two of us connected with a crossover cable.
We are such sad geeks.
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