oreilly mac os x conference

kids call it the ten con. or at least, THIS kid does.

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i went on tuesday. sat in on a few talks.

how to run your own software business, [which was covered in a good write up here and even an audio version here (44.1mb mp3)]
xgrid, [presentation files downloadable from oreilly’s site] [it’s fun to think about building superclusters so easily…].

lunch was good [and good for vegans like me] : burrito fixins. they separated the meat-stuffs from the veg-stuffs. thanks, oreilly. you’re the best!

did lots of hanging out with / meeting other geeks. met marko from finland, he’s a good guy. brent simmons whose two products (NetNewsWire and MarsEdit) i use everyday and i love them both. aaron whose book i’m reading and really digging. and, yes, he was wearing the cowboy hat. i would love to be able to take his class at the ranch, but, alas, it’s $3500 that i don’t have. so i’ll stick with the book. he was so nice and empathetic. i think he would make for a good teacher. i’m disappointed that i wasn’t able to make it today to see his talk on Best Practices for Cocoa Programmers. also, i missed out on brent’s talk about using webkit : user interface challenges. i’d also liked to see Test Driven Objective-C Development, too.

but the real star of the show, i think, was Delicious Library made by Delicious Monster, a small company recently formed by Will Shipley (founder of the OmniGroup) and Mike Mata (18 year old designer who worked for OMNI since he was 15 – not bad). there’s enough buzz about this app already. i don’t need to recap it all. but it’s hott. with two T’s. this thing is gonna blow the F up. just you wait and see. i’m not the only who thinks so either.

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