Notable events


This is a running log of notable events from the weekend.


Thursday night, Michael Schwern aquires pink monkey banana toe socks.


Friday, 8:56, Jerry Gay tries to make a waffle but neglects to prime the iron with non-stick spray. Resulting waffle sustains massive structural damage.

contributed by Andy Lester on Nov 10 6:58am


Friday, 14:03, Andy's self-adhesive label machine is a hit. Every geek gathering should have one.

contributed by Andy Lester on Nov 10 12:05pm


Friday, 16:24, Power goes out for the fourth time. We all love our laptops.

contributed by chip@pobox.com on Nov 10 8:25am


Now the fifth time. Desk clerk says that ComEd is doing power work down the road.

contributed by Andy Lester on Nov 10 2:40pm


Power is back on after six outages, and has been on for 10 minutes. As Bill said, next year's Hackathon should be held in Fiji.

contributed by Pete Krawczyk on Nov 10 3:13pm


Friday afternoon, Michael Schwern acquires pink monkey banana pajamas.

contributed by rakudo@shadowspar.dyndns.org on Nov 10 3:31pm


Friday evening, beer-augmented hacking begins an era of quieter and convivial productivity.

contributed by particle on Nov 10 9:16pm


Saturday, 2am, Andy picks up chromatic from the Metra station, ending his 14-hour trip from Portland.

contributed by Andy Lester on Nov 11 12:08am


Sunday evening, remaining hackathoners make the trek to downtown Crystal Lake in search of a restaurant that serves Italian food or something that looks vaguely like a vegetable. Finding all businesses shuttered and all sidewalks rolled up, they return to the hotel and resign themselves to eating grease and sugar at Culver's.


Tuesday, chromatic writes up a lovely recap of the weekend: http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2006/11/pushing_the_caique_out_the_doo.html

contributed by Andy Lester on Nov 14 7:04pm