Blogher07 Summary, Fatblogging, and Rory is a Fish Pirate

Blogher I came home from Chicago absolutely knackered, as Eileen Brown would put it. The humidity and the time zone and the plane full of germs knocked the wind out of me. And then of course the inevitable post-trip-laundry-disorder sets in and you are buried in your own dirty socks. Fate worse than death. It…

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Blogher07 Chicago: First day update, including my community panel

Nights before I have to “present” in any way at conferences are always weird. I dream I miss the shuttle bus to the convention center, etc. I was up at 7 am Chicago time  (that’s 5 am in Seattle) and managed to eat breakfast, get to the keynote/general session, and do our speed dating networking…

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At Chicago Blogher07 – a fascinating place so far

After the incredible delayed plane and luggage hunt, Chicago emerged as fielding the wet-warm-towel humidity that makes you wish you didn’t have sweat glands. Fortunately, there were two drinking events to make up for it. I’ve managed to reconnect with Aliza Sherman, founder of Webgrrls way back when and current owner of www.babyfruit.com. When Robert…

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Getting to Blogher07, or, virtual reality vs. reality reality

Reading about how the Internet went down (well a key datacenter went out ) as my butt is parked in an airport, waiting for Chicago’s weather to clear up, I am reminded how spoiled and how humbled us tech people can be by…well, real life. I click my mouse and a magic window opens up. I…

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