Hello, Portland

I arrived in Portland on Saturday night and in the 48 hours since have fallen in love with the MAX. The MAX is Portland’s light rail public transport, and while it doesn’t go everywhere, it’s darn handy. Our hotel is right next to a MAX stop, so getting around is pretty easy. Garrett and I spent yesterday wandering around Portland, getting the lay of the land. We didn’t actually do any “classic” site-seeing, but did do a little shopping and enjoyed the lack of sales tax. Go Oregon!

Today is the start of the OSCON tutorials. I’m attending an introductory session on XSLT this morning, which, while a little dry, is definitly informative. We’ll be introducing an XML+XSLT version of the license selection engine soon, so I guess it’s good that I get up to speed. This afternoon I’ll be attending a tutorial on programming using Rendezvous (nay, ZeroConf), which seems to hold possibilities for CC. I can honestly say I have no idea what sort of possibilities, or where they’ll crop up, but it seems like a technology that would be useful for remixing/collaboration. Somehow. Somewhere.

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