[yapc] arrival dinner herding

David Pisoni dpisoni at shopzilla.com
Thu Jun 22 19:57:07 PDT 2006

Perhaps we can have another group meet in the CQ (Michigan/Wacker)  
lobby at 6 – doesn't really make sense for us to go all the way South  
to IIT then all the way North to this restaurant.  We just need one  
Chicagoan to help (RichardDabrowski comes to mind... since he's a  
native but staying at the Hotel.  Rich?)

I'm dropping off my wife and kids at Union Station at 5pm, after  
which I'm gonna head back to CQ.  It shouldn't take more than an hour  
to get from there to CQ, should it?


On Jun 22, 2006, at 16.26, Jeremy Fluhmann wrote:

> From the arrival times, it lookes like there may be a couple of us  
> that might not make it to IIT before the 6:00p departure time.  My  
> flight is supposed to get in around 5:14p, and I know that flight  
> arrival time accuracy can be like a weather forecast.  I've been  
> told that it might take around an hour to get from O'Hare to IIT.   
> So, for those of us that might be a little late, does anyone want  
> to suggest a secondary departure time?  I'm not too worried about  
> making the trip alone, but it would be nice to make the trip with a  
> few more people.
> Jeremy
> From: yapc-bounces+jeremy=msc.tamu.edu at pm.org on behalf of Uri Guttman
> Sent: Thu 6/22/2006 4:42 PM
> To: yapc at mail.pm.org
> Subject: [yapc] arrival dinner herding
> if you have ever been to a yapc arrival dinner, then you have
> experienced the thrill that is herding hackers through the rolling
> plains in a major city. so here is my super sekrit plan which you will
> tell no one else lest they actually arrive at the arrival dinner.  
> can i
> trust you not to leak?
> we will meet in the lobby of one of the dorm's (which one is better  
> for
> this?) before 6pm on sunday june 25 (that is 3 days from now!!). we  
> will
> leave IO::Promptly at 6pm and migrate to the nearest redline El stop
> which is not far. we will need pathfinders who know the way and ropers
> to keep the stragglers from getting lost in the many deep river
> crossings. we can arm you with sharks with laser beams (every  
> herder is
> given a laser courtesy of stonehenge!). we will get on a redline train
> and take it to the stop nearest goose island (the one for wrigley park
> as goose island is near there). we detrain (learning python counts as
> detraining) and go on a long forced march (about 4 blocks) to goose
> island. we should be able to herd you all over there by 7pm. there is
> little leeway for error. if you do not follow the herd you may be
> exposed to the real world which can be very painful. so stay near your
> fellow mongers on this trip.
> after the arrival dinner, you can join the anti-arrival dinner  
> crowd in
> their anarchist revelries! you can crawl or EL your way home or
> elsewhere on your own. we have the room from 7-9pm but they will not
> shoot you if you dawdle. they just request you crawl over to the main
> bar area or outside at a reasonable time.
> good news on the payment setup. josh is going to pay for the whole  
> thing
> as a yapc expense so we don't pay sales tax (9+%!!). yeah for josh!  
> but
> this means we have to pay josh (or rather yapc). so we be selling  
> (goose
> island required) wristbands at the door to the room for $30. this  
> should
> cover everything (we got hit with a $75 server fee for the
> bartender/waitron since we didn't order a drink package). but we don't
> have to pay the sales tax. $30 might be a touch over the total bill so
> you can either donate then extra buck or two to tpf (hey we can make a
> profit on the arrival dinner!) or you can be a cheap bastard and  
> ask for
> your refund. and we won't announce the names of anyone asking for a
> refund! and if we have some laptops there (gosh, think there might be
> one or two in this crowd?) we can accept payment by credit card to the
> tpf donation site. but cash will still be better and easier. another
> reason for the $30 figure is to keep it easy :).
> and remember, you will have fun or else!
> your chairman of the federal yapc reserve fund,
> uri
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