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SF Day 1

I had a pretty good day today. It started off with me waking up at 3:30am and catching a shuttle at about 4:30. Got to the airport way early and ran the security gauntlet pretty easily. That left me with over an hour before the flight. I sat back and listened to my iPod for a while and wandered around looking through the news stand. I picked up a motorcycle magazine for the flight, which was good since I ended up just reading that instead of tinkering with my laptop. The flight was pretty quick right off the plane I got myself to the BART and figured out how that all worked. About 45 minutes later I was walking down the street to the six apart offices. Made it there ok and finally got to meet all of these people that I'm working with. I even got some fairly productive work done. I went out to lunch with a good chunk of the LJ crew and had a huge burrito. I can't believe that I ate it all. Worked kinda late and started to get kinda punchy at around 5pm, so I tried to take it easy. I had dinner with xb95 at a place called Dino's. I had a meatball sandwich. He had a 'small' calzone. It was enormous. xb95 dropped me off near my hotel and I checked in. They have free wifi here, but I had to go down to the desk to get login info. I stepped out of the room with my key and tried to pull the door to but it wouldn't latch so I tugged on the door handle a bit.. no good... so a bit more... the door handle came off! I took it down to the front desk and the lady there giggled that told me that it was perfectly ok (It seems that this is not an infrequent occurrence) and gave me a new room. This one is a bit bigger which is nice. I'm pretty tired so I think that I'll go to bed real soon. Tomorrow will be a day of meetings culminating in drink. It could be worse ;)

/braindump

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stena
Apr. 2nd, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
not for support...
I was wondering if there is a way for me to volunteer and help out with things. Could you let me know please? Thanks ^_^
matthew
Apr. 3rd, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
Re: not for support...
You're right, that's not exactly for support ;)

There are two ways to help, either with programming or with support. Since our code is open source anyone can pitch in and submit patches and hunt down bugs. The other option is to help out in support. I know that support needs more volunteers at this point, so if you want to do that I can get you into contact with them.
stena
Apr. 3rd, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
Re: not for support...
Where exactly would I go to volunteer?
matthew
Apr. 3rd, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: not for support...
http://www.livejournal.com/support/help.bml

That's where you can get started. We also have a training program for support volunteers so if you're interested you can get into that too.
stena
Apr. 3rd, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: not for support...
Thanks! ^_^
stena
Apr. 5th, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)
How do I get into that support program??
matthew
Apr. 11th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
uh, let me forward your username on to one of the support people...
stena
Apr. 12th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Thanks. Im sorry to keep bothering you.
matthew
Apr. 14th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
no problem :) Here's what my contact says:

Support training is kind of roll-your-own. Some good resources:

http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=helpscreening&keyword=Getting+Started&filter=all
http://www.livejournal.com/doc/guide/support.bml
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=lj_support

Also you should watch lj_support and join helpscreening, and read both community's memories.
lil_miss_trindy
Apr. 7th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
hi
just wanted to say hi cuz you are on my buddy list lol. its really cool that you are doing all this..i wouldnt be able to do any of it, you see, i am computer illiterate :( haha later
qfemale
Apr. 10th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
LJ tells me it's your birthday!
So let's just hope LJ is telling me the truth ;-)

Happy Birthday to you!
matthew
Apr. 14th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
thank you! :)

I got lots of video games for my birthday. Donkey Konga is more fun than I expected :D
qfemale
Apr. 15th, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
>>thank you! :)
you are welcome!
I hope somebody got you a cake ;-)

>>I got lots of video games for my birthday.
that's always a good thing ;-)

>>Donkey Konga is more fun than I expected :D
ah never heard of it. Any relation to 'Donkey Kong' tho?
matthew
Apr. 15th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yes actually I got a wonderful chocolate cake. It was super tasty.

Donkey Konga is an interesting game. You play it with a special controller that is a set of bongo drums. You have to hit the bongos to the beat of the music using on-screen cues to know which way to hit them. Donkey Kong is on the screen doing what you do, and you can even play the game to some Donkey Kong music.

I also got Jungle Beat which is a platformer game like Donkey Kong Country, only you play it with the bongos... it's actually quite fun. Though your hands get a bit sore from pounding the bongs after a while :)
qfemale
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
>>Yes actually I got a wonderful chocolate cake. It was super tasty
mmm cake!

>>You play it with a special controller that is a set of bongo drums.
OHHH ok! I've seen that on TV and found it odd *lol* at least now I know what you are talking about!

>>you can even play the game to some Donkey Kong music.
haha

>>Though your hands get a bit sore from pounding the bongs after a while :)
well then take care of your hands [maybe with some more cake *lol*] because you need them to type here ;-)
mandaj02
Apr. 11th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
just wanted to say hey to you.
matthew
Apr. 11th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
hey to you too :)
a1ek
Apr. 13th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
random
What program do you guys use for LJ, or what types of codes?
C++, or C# ? I have noticed C# is becoming popular, since 4 years ago it came out and noone liked it because all these software developers are too stubborn and lazy to learn new stuff.
Just out of curiosity, how old do you have to be to submit code, or just have an occupation with LJ?

Thanks

~Alek
matthew
Apr. 14th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Re: random
it's a mix of perl and C. Perl is used most of the time until something needs to be optimized for speed and then it tends to get re-written in C.

There are no age limits on submitting code. The LiveJournal code base is open source so anyone can play. Check out lj_dev.
singingchipmunk
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
San Francisco is the best city ever! Are you having tons of fun? Don't work to hard. See the sights while you're there if you get a chance. Enjoy!
lil_greenmajig
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
It's so great that you let my pals and i showcase our gifts of stupidity on here. We geeks and nerds need a place to congregate where at least we think we're cool. God Bless you. lol
lolitas_heart
Apr. 14th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
Hi
Hope you got plenty of rest. :)
vixaenblue
Apr. 19th, 2005 08:24 am (UTC)
no idea how to title this...
Hi! You now have a rabid fan!
demona_samil
Apr. 21st, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
Фигасе, ты из какой страны? Ни фига не поняла, но приятно на тебя наткнуться!..)
matthew
Apr. 21st, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
Я живу в США. Я управляю ливеджоернал серверами. :)
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