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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
I had a lovely night out with Kevin Marks, who was also the WiFi saviour of the conference.
“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.
Thanks, Dave, for organizing the con and being such a good stealth disco victim!
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.
Boss Ross and Si at AKMA’s presentation.
Here’s Ryan “Skadz” Skadberg, who took me out on the town after BloggerCon; jamming and hilarity ensued. Thanks, dude!
Dave “Cluetrain/JOHO the Blog” Weinberger and Dave Winer take in AKMA’s presentation.