I got sick the day after I got back from SXSW. At first I thought it was lung burn from the pipe smoke, but it turned into a full-blown cold with all the fun of fatigue, aches, sore throat, and congestion. Since I was only at SXSW for two nights instead of five, I didn't get as much out of it as I hoped. Yahoo decided that it didn't want to pay for my room (after it had been booked and planned for months), so I was left high and dry and at the mercy of my good friends. So this meant that I couldn't really go until Sunday. Whatever. It worked out.
I went to a few panels on Monday and Tuesday, met with many friends, and met several new friends at all the parties. Hanging out with Sol was the highlight. He let me stay with him and talked me out of abandoning the trip altogether.
The Santa Cruz Geek Dinner was last night. I showed up for the first part even though I wasn't feeling well. This movement is very important to me. Jon Luini was there along with a super old friend from grammar and high school, Dave Marsh. Things are really starting to happen that will turn a lot of heads. Santa Cruz is the perfect size with the right kind of people and the right kind of talent. A movement of this type can happen there much more easily than almost anywhere else. There will be top tier startups calling Santa Cruz home within a year.
I changed up my Tumblr page. It's now associated with a domain name http://b3ach.com. I love that service.
That's it. I'm tired. I have lots to do this weekend and I start a new Job at Yahoo on Monday. But I need to get rid of this illness.