So I’m having lunch on 6th street at a place named “Jazz” which plays nothing but the blues. Not that I mind it. I’ve got a shiner (draught!) on the table and an open AP in close proximity. It’s really hard to beat this.

Last night I got a chance to see my old roomate from school who is working at AMD these days. After stuffing ourselves on amazing barbecue (SF might have food, but it doesn’t have this), we spent some of the evening on 6th street, a couple of blocks up from the hotel I’m staying at for the conference (the Hilton). Like a lot of things here, it hasn’t changed much from when I lived here, and I consider that to be generally a good thing.

I also got a chance to stop Sam Ruby in the hall of the hotel and pitch my idea of signing Atom posts. He seemed generally receptive, even giving that I’m something of a nobody. He raised several good points in relation to it (what about metadata?, lots of interesting attacks there). I’m going to have to work up a set of proposals before I do what he suggested and post to the Atom syntax list. I’m sure I’ll have more on that later.

I think my blackened shrimp is almost here, and I’ve got a shiner that needs tending. More later.