A few things (since I’m too lazy to do separate entries):
1. That thing was good. I had fun, and would love to connect with a few of those people again on a more personal level. Observation: Bloggers seem to be much more attractive than IRCers (the only other internet based group I’ve been brave enough to meet en masse).
2. Poor UI design complaint of the day: In the spots where I need to enter dates on my program at work, it’s nice enough to fill in the slashes. Example, when I type 20040727 it shows up as 2004/07/27 – makes the process much quicker. Unfortunately, if I miss-type something and need to backspace, the forward slashes don’t automatically delete. It takes that extra keystroke to remove them. So it’s only two strokes to make the mistake, but it takes 3 to fix it. My brain doesn’t exactly compute that way, making me shake my head in confusion about 20 times a day.
3. I am a windows user and an idiot, and deleted that handy button next to “Start” that brings you straight to your desktop. It’s like my “Advance to GO” Monopoly button. I use(d) it a lot. That’s what recklessly clicking “yes” will get you. Does anyone know how to get it back?
4. You can’t even imagine how excited I am, after an insanely busy week, to spend my Friday night with myself, my laundry, and 8 episodes of The Sopranos.