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Sterling [Mar. 12th, 2003|12:34 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
The conference was kinda winding down yesterday. The best panel was Bruce Sterling, talking about the future. Afterwards he invited the whole audience to his house for a beer.

Well, "a beer" turned out to be a bunch of beer, and a bunch of wine. The place was packed... incredibly cool house. Lots of cool people. I think I talked the Movable Type guy's ear off... warned him not to start a service or he'd go crazy.

Prior to that party, went to two other places... Nuclear Taco night in some random building, and some club. I'll be uploading pictures later. Good stuff.

Sitting in the airport now. Wireless is everywhere lately. There's a deli downtown (Schlotsky's) that has free net access.... so rad.

[User Picture]From: matte
2003-03-12 10:37 am (UTC)
McDonalds is going to start offering free net access with combo meals.
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[User Picture]From: urbansheep
2003-03-12 11:09 am (UTC)
Brad, thank you for such notes — you are the best. :)
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-03-12 03:04 pm (UTC)

An Emdash! Wow!

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[User Picture]From: arya
2003-03-12 11:50 am (UTC)
Everyone always talks about these elusive "Bruce Sterling parties" and apparently they're pretty awesome... but I never get invited. Hmmpfh.
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[User Picture]From: denshi
2003-03-12 05:21 pm (UTC)
Too nerdy! Sorry!

We'll take you next year.

but damn, Brad, you should have seen drunken JP telling drunken Sterling that his math on the boiling points of red wines was wrong - while Bruce was washing out the still he just used for that distillation. I only watched a little of that conversation, but I think the unstoppable (ranting) force met the immovable (party hosting) object and lost.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-12 09:12 pm (UTC)
Hahah... I wish I could've seen that.
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[User Picture]From: taral
2003-03-13 07:39 pm (UTC)
I was not ranting! Just explaining. Plus, it wasn't Sterling who had suggested 85 degrees for the alcohol boiling point, it was some random person.
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[User Picture]From: linearb
2003-03-12 06:32 pm (UTC)
I would have invited you, but Bruce doesn't serve shirley temples at the parties
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[User Picture]From: niko
2003-03-12 04:41 pm (UTC)
Mmmm Schlotzky's... I miss them. I wonder if Quizno's is any good.
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From: tycoonjack
2003-03-18 10:46 am (UTC)
thanks for coming to nuclear taco night, hope you liked it

we were really surprised at the turn out, and glad to see more than just the austin regulars there
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-18 01:01 pm (UTC)
I loved the whole thing... the concept, atmosphere, the incredibly fucking hot tacos. Very cool.
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[User Picture]From: halcyonpink
2003-03-19 05:02 pm (UTC)


That was a fun party. Always nice to get drunk with futurists. I figure if they let down their guard, its ok for us to, too.

And nice to meet you at sxsw.
in case you missed the LJ joke at the awards show, I refered to the "old days" as "PB&J" or Pre Blogger and live Journal.


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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-19 10:57 pm (UTC)

Re: austin

Heh, when I saw you around SXSW and at the panel Lynn Bender was moderating, I thought you looked like the CockyBastard guy.... I saw you at the Webby Awards in San Francisco too.

I didn't realize you were actually him until looking at your userinfo page just now. Yeah... I'm smart. :-)

Anyway, nice to meet you too. I'm sure I'll see you around again in the future.
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