There were a lot of people at the Seattle bloggers meet tonight. I love the chaos of big gatherings with conversations flying in all directions. Thanks to Sam Ruby for pulling it together. I managed to get introduced to most of the people there, but according to Anita Rowland’s site, I missed a few. Just a few moments from the evening:
Sam Ruby took me to task on yesterday’s post, pointing out that Apache Foundation is funded by users more than anything else. I could reply here exposing how Apache is the instrument of a vast and secretive anti-Microsoft conspiracy, but I won’t. Sam seems to think that I was just spewing rhetoric for effect, and no doubt he has a point.
Miguelimpressed everyone with an impromptu demo of a C# app he wrote using Gtk# on Linux. It was very graphics-heavy; a photo album with thumbnail views bound to a database and some nice special effects. I was really shocked at how nice the widgets looked and how fast the GUI runs. Apparently they are doing some cool things with declarative design of GUI and using C# attributes. I want to try doing some Gtk# stuff from my own C# apps on Windows now.