Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

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Let the SMOFfing Commence

I brought both my laptop computers to ConStruction. The primary machine briefly connected, then quit. The backup machine (on which I'm typing this entry) connected with no problem. I reckon the card in my primary machine is either failing or a connection has come loose. I will check the connections later. If it's the card, well, I can always transplant wireless cards.

Cindy Scott and I are sitting here doing registration for ConStruction, which is very informal. We have the pre-registered badges sitting out in the open in front of us, and Cindy is making badges for the walk-in members. Cindy thinks we will run out of badge blanks -- she made 35.

I knew that we had "Registration and a Cup of Coffee" billed on the schedule. I didn't realize it included bagels and fruit as well. Fortunately, Cheryl and I looked in on the room as we were heading to Starbucks for breakfast at 8:30, and realized that we didn't have to go there. The early birds get the warm (bagels).

In a few minutes, ConStruction Chair Jan Price will start the conference with opening remarks and scheduling instructions. After some of the mob scenes with which I've been involved with Worldcons and other large conventions, the relaxed atmosphere of a 35-person conrunner conference is rather refreshing.
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