No WWDC for me

Well WWDC 2005 is quickly approaching. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend this year (finances and schedule both conspired against it). This is really bumming me out as it looks like there will be a great number of people I’d like to meet/see again (Anjo Krank, Chuck Hill, D’Arcy Norman, Guido Neitzer, Brendan Duddridge , just to name a few).

In an attempt stave off withdrawal, I’ve decided to emulate the WWDC week here at home:

Scheduled Events

  • Monday morning: Keynote! – Head for the convention centre (the SLA Annual meeting looks promising) and get front row seat in a large, busy convention room (perhaps the Chemistry Division Corporate Roundtable Breakfast). Pretend that who ever is speaking is Steve Jobs, periodicaly shout: “G5! G5!”, or “2.75GHz is close enough!”, or “Schiller! Schiller! Schiller!” until escorted from the premises by security
  • Monday evening: WebObjects gathering! – Locate an Irish pub, corner several patrons, espouse the virtue of EOF and lament the lack of marketing dollars for WebObjects until escorted from the premises by security.
  • Tuesday evening: Stump the Experts! – Head the the Yorkdale Apple store and play “Stump the Genius” until escorted from the premises by security.
  • Wednesday evening: Movie night! -Watch a Pixar film.
  • Thursday evening: Campus bash! Take the bus to Apple’s Markham offices. Set up a portable hibachi on their picnic table, drink beers, and rock out to a boom box until escorted from the premises by security.


  • Perform all tasks in 1.5 hour increments. Attempt to schedule at least two conflicting important tasks for the same time-slot per day.
  • Every second day eat a turkey wrap at Subway. At least once during the week, arrive late and eat a veggie wrap.
  • Every second day binge on Krispy Kreme donuts until ill. On alternate days lament the lack of a low-carb menu.
  • Stock freezer with frozen Raspberries and ice, make and consume vast quantities of smoothies.