Archive for November, 2004

MAX Update: Night One

I haven’t been able to blog as much as I would have liked because connectivity has proven to be a challenge. I found a solid network in the speakers’ lounge, though, so I’ll try to get caught up.

The MAX reception was last night from 5 to 7, though it went much later. There was great New Orleans cuisine and music, and hundreds of people to get caught up with. Lot’s of fun, lots of food and drink, and lots of schwag. Macromedia certainly knows how to throw a party.

After having a late dinner, we decided to check out the Xbox suite. Metaliq (Beau Amber, Grant Skinner, Danny Riddell) rented a huge room at the hotel and stocked it with networking and gaming equipment. We brought a couple of Xboxes, so by the end of the night, we were playing team Halo, Star Wars Battlefront, and Project Gotham Racing across four Xboxes and four projectors. We were pretty tired from traveling all day yesterday, so sitting in front of an Xbox (or, better yet, four Xboxes), was about all we felt like doing.

MAX Trip Off To Slow Start

Blogging from my phone here at Dulles airport, trying to get to New Orleans for MAX. My flight has been delayed several times, and I’m freezing cold because although I’m stuck in DC, I’m dressed for New Orleans. I woke up at 4:30 this morning so I could sit for hours in a freezing cold terminal with nothing to eat and bathrooms with long lines. Nobody here is having a good morning. I hope others are getting to MAX easier than I am.