Friday, March 24, 2006

ACDC 2006: Day 2 - Brain hurts

My brain hurts.

You think sitting through a conference session is hard work?

How about when each session is actually five mini-prezos by some of the most insanely brilliant and inspiring people you've ever seen, and there are four of these sessions each day? I wonder if one can have a surfeit of inspiration, if one can O.D. on ideas and inspiration, just like one can have too much water?

But I'm not complaining. I'll take this inspiration over familiar mundanity and easy experiences any day.

I've got 30 pages of handwritten notes (from today plus yesterday's keynote) and 30+ pictures (just from today, which I've uploaded, starting here) just from today. I expect I'll get the notes up sometime. Just not this weekend.

My brain hurts. I had a headache toward the end of the first afternoon session, my back and neck were sore. Better now, after dinner at Chandra (Thai, rice in the shape of a heart, sizzling spicy seafood, coconut ice cream with raisins for eyes and cashewnut for a smile - I'll tell more later) and a shower afterwards.

I'm going to leave my laptop in the motel room tomorrow - it'll be nice not to have that weight for the 1-mile jaunt to and from the conference, as well as not having to lug it around at the conference.