The Wii Hours

Posted May 20, 2007

Good times were had on Saturday -- I stuffed my Wii in my bag and took it to the RailsConf parties.  We hit Joyent's APPyhour first, but the Doubletree's hotel TVs didn't have external inputs.  WTF is up with that?  When someone's staying in a "presidential" suite, there better be an opportunity to plug in a game console.  Regardless, I did connect with three guys I've been talking with for a long time, but hadn't met in person -- Chris Abad and Matt Browne (Integral Impressions), and Tim Trautman (Foorama).

Rails Machine threw down at the Red Lion, giving out heaps of t-shirts and prizes (including some sweet Rails Pimp Cups).  They also had really good meatballs.  But alas, no access to plug in the Wii.

Finally, the Pivotal Labs party at the Rock Bottom proved fruitful -- our kind hosts even went as far as to get us an extension cord for the big screen.  Four person drunken bowling and tennis worked out pretty well until 1:00, when everything wrapped up.

Anyhoo.  Good times.  If you're throwing a party at a nerd conference in Portland, drop me a line and I'll bring over some hot Wii action.

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