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OSCON, Thursday [Jul. 11th, 2003|12:52 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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More OSCON fun:

-- talked with Jamie McCarthy a bunch about memcached and how to use it with Slashdot. He got really excited and said he was going up to his hotel room to work on it.

-- more fun with Miguel. I'm loving that guy more and more.

-- met Jeremy Zawodny who's as cool as I expected. Talked about LJ, Yahoo, MySQL, i18n, S2, Friendster, etc. I look forward to his talks tomorrow.

-- gave MySQL co-founder some friendly shit about 4.x replication bugs (along with Brian Aker) of which he wasn't aware. this seemed to deeply trouble him and he told me repeatedly to report it, but first I'd have to figure out how to reliably reproduce it.

-- OpenSSI is cool.

-- got 3 free ORA books

-- ESR hit on my girlfriend. "Actually, I noticed you and must admit I find you very beautiful." (roughly) Evan and I found it very amusing. Dina said he needs some docs on his breath. :-)

-- free drinks
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[User Picture]From: wolfieboy
2003-07-11 01:37 am (UTC)

Re: ESR

This is a common occurance. He hit on my partner, cindygerb as well. There are other reports but they are hearsay. He's still a nice guy to talk to though. :)
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2003-07-11 02:30 am (UTC)

lock up yer wimminfolk...

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[User Picture]From: muerte
2003-07-11 08:13 am (UTC)
Did ESR kinda stumble around when you saw him? When I saw him last night he was a little stumbly. I'm not sure if it's something physical or if he just had a couple too many to drink.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-07-11 08:38 am (UTC)
Dude, he's club-footed, not drunk. (well, maybe also drunk...)
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2003-07-11 08:41 am (UTC)
Two Amazon co-workers are down there recruiting. You should stop in and say hi to them for me...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-07-11 01:54 pm (UTC)
I did yesterday, and we talked about you. :-)
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2003-07-12 02:52 am (UTC)
Uh oh, nothing bad I hope!
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2003-07-11 09:01 am (UTC)
ESR hit on me at the first linuxworld conference. we actually "danced" at the redhat party.
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[User Picture]From: dina
2003-07-11 01:59 pm (UTC)
Did you notice the bad breath?
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2003-07-11 02:01 pm (UTC)
totally.


did he have his flute with him?
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[User Picture]From: dina
2003-07-11 02:06 pm (UTC)

Re:

I hope you mean that literally. I saw no flute. My encounter was brief though.
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2003-07-11 02:13 pm (UTC)

Re:

i do mean literally.

and now that you've met him, you can read his sextips for geeks and have a frame of reference for the writer.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-07-11 03:00 pm (UTC)

Re:

Haha… ESR's sex tips are always good for a laugh.

That guy's definitely a “character”.

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[User Picture]From: dina
2003-07-11 03:08 pm (UTC)

These two are the best

"I can guarantee that a woman will never willingly get in the sack with you if she thinks you smell bad. Watch your breath, also. Brush often! Especially after eating garlic or other strongly aromatic foods and before approaching a woman in a romantic situation! If you can't brush, tasting like Certs or Altoids is much better than tasting as though you just ate a dead rodent."

"Your basic good cunnilingus technique is to lap at her labia and clitoris as if you were licking an ice-cream cone."

I would actually think most of it is pretty good advice if I couldn't picture who wrote it now.

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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-07-11 03:17 pm (UTC)

These two are the best

I often wonder, actually, why it is that many geeks need the advice given in the first paragraph. A lot of the information in there you can excuse a geek for needing (I hope), but I'd have thought that the fact that bad hygiene is unnattractive would be obvious from day-to-day experience.

I've never met ESR, but since you all have I'll trust that he needs to re-read and follow his own advice, even if he isn't out to “pick up chicks”. :)

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[User Picture]From: krow
2003-07-11 10:05 am (UTC)

Just Report It

Just report the bug even if you don't have a repeatable case. It will force the developer to write better tests.

ESR hits on every female he runs into at these things, it gets rather pathetic to watch over time...
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-07-11 03:28 pm (UTC)

ESR taking (some of) his own advice

“Actually, I noticed you and must admit I find you very beautiful.” == “You're very pretty.”

“Some men [...] can make eye contact with a woman they've never met before, smile, say ‘You're very pretty.’ and make her smile back. Try this sometime. The self-confidence required to pull it off is attractive to women — if you sound sure of yourself when you do it, the response you get may surprise you.”

--ESR's Sex Tips For Geeks: The Art of Pickup
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[User Picture]From: spot
2003-07-11 05:31 pm (UTC)
*laugh* ESR hits on almost every woman. He's got a little Don Juan thing going on.

My fiancee was less than amused at the time.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-07-11 06:56 pm (UTC)
heh
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