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Taking a break after the morning poster session and before going back
to meet up with the crew at 4:30 PST. It seemed to me that it went
well. She had lots of folks come and talk to her. At one point, I
ended up answering questions about her presentation – some guy thought
that I was the “D. Slusher” of the poster. In a small world story I
ran into Richard Lovett, who was on my “Luddite SF” panel at Orycon,
at the refreshment table. He’s covering it as a science
journalist. Neat, huh?

I was thinking about going to Borderlands books this afternoon, but I
only had 3 hours by the time we were done with lunch and still needed
to go back to the hotel for a coat and umbrella. Not knowing how long
it would take round trip and how long I’d want to spend down there, I
opted to stay around this part of town. I think now I’ll do the
Cartoon Art museum tomorrow, followed by a trip down Mission.

I ended up shopping forever at Rasputin Music,
buying 10 CDs out of the sales bin (5 for $10, so for slightly more
than the price of one new CD at a mall store I got an armload of music
including two Atlanta bands, Ottoman Empire and Red Level Eleven. One
sad bit of trivia about Ottoman Empire – although two of the guys from
legendary Atlanta band The Coolies are in the group (including the guy
who plays guitar for Paul Melancon lately, Rob Gal) – the violinist
was Daniel Pearl, the report for the Wall Street Journal who was
killed in Pakistan last year. Some of these small world stories really
suck, and that it is the worst one I know.

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We are shortly to head out the door for Darlene’s poster presentation,
“A Fast Time Response CIMS Method for Detection of PAN”. I’ll spend
the morning there with her at the Moscone Center, have lunch, and then
I’ll hop on the train to the Mission District for fun in the
afternoon. I’m going to shop at Borderlands Books. Should
be fun! Out the door this second, we are late!