Very difficult to wake up this morning. Lots of walking, plus lots of eating and drinking and of course lots of information being crammed into this giant noggin.
Went to breakfast with Jake and John and was met with another...well, male tramp stamp:
Seems to be a recurring theme around here. Last night it was just plain old ass crack:
After breakfast, we headed over to the JavaOne demo ground, where I met my first, um, not nice person. Bumped into him in a crowded hall, I turned and apologized and then he barked at me. Classy dude.
After the demo ground, we had close to 2 hours to kill before my first scheduled session, and I just crashed. Could not figure out how I was going to keep myself awake. Back to the hotel to take a nap before the session...and of course I slept right through it. All the way until 1:40, I missed the session. Sad for me, as it was Cary Millsap's Thinking Clearly About Performance.
But I did have time to make lunch with the incomparable Floyd Teter, so I headed on down to the 4th Street Grill and Bar. It was a fairly small group, John, Jake, Rich and Anthony and then Ted Simpson and Mike Knect joined us near the end.
Now I am sitting in the AppsLab session, Web Center: A Web Developer's Playground. They are the original creators of Oracle Mix (public) and Oracle Connect (an internal Oracle application). Rich and Anthony are very smart and passionate, I may not now what they are talking about all the time, but passion is hard to ignore.