BloggerCon pics!

by Joey deVilla on October 8, 2003

Photo: A.K.M. Adam at the 'Weblogs and Spirituality' session.

Here’s the Good Reverend Doctor A.K.M. Adam, a.k.a. AKMA. He truly is the Ferris Bueller of the Blogosphere:

Oh, he’s very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads–they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.

Besides, he’s the only priest I know who’s ever referenced Fatboy Slim in a sermon. If I ever have a crisis of faith (or if I ever do anything to make the baby Jesus cry), he’d be the first guy I’d call.


Photo: Boris and his iBook/iSIght/digicam rig.

Boris had the full gargoyle desk setup going on at Joi Ito’s presentation: iBook, iSight and digital camera on desk tripod.

During the presentation, they had the #joiito IRC channel projected on the large screen. I typed “I JUST WANT THE CON TO KNOW THAT BORIS HAS BEEN SNIFFING ALL THE BICYCLES SEATS ON CAMPUS.” Geez, I do so miss being the class clown.


Photo: Chris Lydon reading Emerson.

Roland Tanglao refers to Chris Lydon as “the eminence grise of the Blogosphere” and I must concur. Here he is, quoting Emerson at the final session. Ralph Waldo was one deep brutha, as is Chris.


Photo: Dan Bricklin.

Here’s Dan Bricklin at AKMA’s session. It was terrifically cool to breathe the same air as the guys who invented spreadsheets — not only was Bricklin there, but so was Bob Frankston! Boss Ross and I had lunch with him, talking tech about DNS, universal namespaces and other problems that Frankston is ready to solve. It’s nice to see that after all these years of coding, he;s still fired up to do more. I hope I’m like that when I grow up.


Photo: Doc Searls and me.

Without Doc Searls, the adult supervision of the Blogosphere, I wouldn’t have this cool job. I met the Tucows guys when he came down and had a bloggers’ dinner here in Accordion City. Thanks, Doc, I owe you big time!


Photo: Joi Ito.

A number of people mistook me for Joi Ito. We’re both Asian, we tend to wear dark colours, we’re hotter than atomic kimchi, and our names are so similar (mine’s pronounced “Joe-wee” and his is approximately pronounced “Joh-eee”). Joi was the coolest — at the Sheraton Commander, in order to loosen up the bar staff into letting me play accordion at the bar, he sprung for a bottle of Veuve Cliquot.

Funny moment: He asked me if I was Hawaiian. Prior to this year, I was never asked that question. This year, I’m asked that all the time. Is it the sideburns?


Photo: Kevin Marks.

I had a lovely night out with Kevin Marks, who was also the WiFi saviour of the conference.


Photo: Me, AKMA and Si.

“I’m glad,” said AKMA, when we said farewell, “that there was someone like you with whom I could entrust Si for the evening. I feel comfotable with him in your sphere of influence.” D’you hear that, world? An actual priest trusts me to keep his son out of trouble and thinks I’m a stand-up dude!

Somebody call Hell and tell them to warm up the zamboni.


Photo: Me and Dave Winer.

Thanks, Dave, for organizing the con and being such a good stealth disco victim!


Photo: Me and the audience for the Joi Ito session.

Here’s me and the Joi Ito audience behind me. Sorry guys, the beautiful blonde you’ve all been asking about isn’t in the shot.


Photo: Ross and Si

Boss Ross and Si at AKMA’s presentation.


Photo: Ryan Skadberg

Here’s Ryan “Skadz” Skadberg, who took me out on the town after BloggerCon; jamming and hilarity ensued. Thanks, dude!


Photo: Dave Weinberger and Dave Winer.

Dave “Cluetrain/JOHO the Blog” Weinberger and Dave Winer take in AKMA’s presentation.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous October 8, 2003 at 2:32 pm

Doc and Joi and Kevin and Boris are too cute I hate that I mised the whole hoopla 🙁

Gnome-girl

Anonymous October 9, 2003 at 3:15 pm

Hrm.. I’d liek to state for the record that I DID NOT!

😉

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