i got to spend a day at gnomedex last week in seattle (thanks to chris pirillo). the hightlights for me were microsoft making an important announcement (supporting rss in longhorn) to a blogger only audience - cool to think that this would be first reported by bloggers with all media accounts based on blog posts when it's usually the opposite - and lee's bbq before, oh and driving a speedboat around lake washington and checking out the fat pads on the water.
also loved this new piece of edimology that chris coined from the conference...Canterize /v/ - 1. To interrupt, enthusiastically; 2. The opposite of decanterize, wherein all social relevance is stripped from a Web site.