Picked up copies of Perl & LWP and Mastering Regular Expressions. Books here are cheap, as you’d expect. I’ve been waiting for these two, but somehow held off until I got here before buying them. Yay for me.

T-shirts are being given only to early bird registrants. I tried to register early, but the bureaucracy intervened to ensure that that particular taxpayer-dollar-saving avenue would be avoided. Damn. So I have to wait ’til Thursday to see about buying a shirt.

Good rule of thumb: in public restrooms, incoming traffic has right of way.

I need to take another serious look at URI munging. Especially for session IDs, I’ve put this off too long.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and admit something I wasn’t sure I would. When I got here at OSCON, I felt both in my element and out of my league. Yes, I was surrounded by geeks with similar interests and passions as mine, but so many are “alpha geeks,” far more experienced and knowledgeable than I. These are people whose work I have long admired. I felt vaguely overawed. Outclassed, in a way, like I was some lowly mortal stumbling around where I didn’t belong. That feeling changed, as I expected it to. Having talked with a few people (a very few, remember, I am not an outgoing man), having attended the tutorials, I just settled down and got over it. I’m here to learn, and I’m gonna learn from the best. How cool is that.