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Ugh, Daylight Saving Time. I'll just refer you all to my post on why DST is bad from about a year ago.

Oh heck, I'll link you to a couple other articles on the topic.

The first batch of 28c3 tickets sold out 3 minutes after being made available. 800 tickets. 180 seconds. All I was able to do was fail at refreshing the page since their servers got seriously DoSed by all the would-be Congress-goers. For the first two minutes, I couldn't even open a socket to the presale website, and then I got a bunch of 502 Bad Gateway errors after that. When the system finally managed to reply to me, it was clear that there were no tickets available. I was sad.

I went to lunch at a sushi restaurant in downtown Berkeley. They had this absolutely amazing baked salmon roll - it was baked salmon with some sort of mayo-based sauce and masago atop a roll containing crab, cream cheese, avocado and asparagus. It was one of the most delicious things I've eaten in recent times.

When I got back to my apartment, I figured I'd seek more information about what the heck had happened with the 28c3 tickets from more official sources (when I left, their blog was also down, probably due to DoS). The comments confirmed that the batch of tickets was indeed sold out. Then I logged into the 28c3 talk submission page, just for kicks. I hadn't received any email from the organizers, and I'd read that speakers had already been contacted.

But then I saw this:

28c3 talk submission system - Reverse Engineering USB Devices - accepted

And I clicked on it, and saw this:

28c3 talk submission system - Talk starts Day 2 2011-12-28 14:00:00 Duration 00:30:00 Room Saal 2

So, uh, I guess I'm going after all, and I'd better start preparing that talk soon!


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Dad | 2011-11-06T20:03:48.529523

Sounds great! You might want to verify that you're the speaker and they have accepted your presentation before you buy your airplane tickets, just in case. But assuming that you are going to be a presenter, that's wonderful. Mom is also really glad for you, but also sad since this will insure that you're not going to be home for Christmas for as long as she would like.

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Jono | 2011-11-06T23:35:59.596359


I used to think we had lost something by not having physical mail tell us when papers were accepted, etc, but is tearing open an envelope really so different to logging in to a website?