Hello From OSCON

Hi, all. It’s been about a month since my last post, and, for those who know me, I’ve been off of IRC and IM for nearly a month, as well. It’s been very busy around the office, but now that things have slowed down a little, I plan to be around a bit more.

So, now I’m breaking my “radio silence” to write about OSCON. I’ll be here all week, and I hope to blog consistently about the goings on.

Today and tomorrow are the tutorial days, and, at times, tutorials can be too long because the speakers are often dry. The information is great, but the delivery is not always very engaging. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the two tutorials I attended today: Rasmus’s “You Got JavaScript in My PHP! And…” and Theo’s “Scalable Internet Architectures” tutorials.

I’ve also had the chance to catch up with some old friends, and I ran into Cal Evans in the hallway today wearing the t-shirt below. On the shirt, it reads: “PHP is the new BLACK.” Anyone want to enlighten me as to what that means?

PHP is the new BLACK

So…now, I’ve heard tale of some secret announcement party for bloggers and the press to attend. Gotta make my way there and see what the hoopla is all about.