Tomorrow my son is graduating from elementary school. Heading to seventh grade. Damn, the years go so fast. I'm so proud of him, though, you should have seen his country report. It was a work of art! Thanks to Dave Winer, who bought him an iBook for his birthday, he got an A++ on that and, rumor has it, scored all A's.
Hope that all continues. I think back on my Junior High time back at Hyde Jr. High in Cupertino. I was there when that school uncrated its first Apple II. Yeah, with a cassette tape drive! Wheeeee, was that a lot of fun. I think that's gonna be my equivilent of "I trudged to school 10 miles in the good old days through foot-deep snow" kind of stories we used to hear from our parents and their friends as they tried to tell us how easy our lives were. Patrick will never know the joy of loading stuff into memory off of tape. He takes having Wifi for granted. I wonder what his world will be like when he's 41. "Hey, I remember the good old days when we only have 10mbit wireless and it was only at Starbucks or in our house."
Anyway, after the ceremonies with Patrick, I'm off to VLoggerCon. Damn, it sold out (there were 100 tickets available three days ago).
I can't wait to meet Eric Rice again. He's doing a "HipCast" of the conference in Second Life, details here. I think we'll test the scalability of Linden Labs' server architecture, that's for sure. If you're there, let's get together make stupid faces at each other's videocams.