Monday, August 11, 2008

Back in KC

Well, I'm back from Defcon, and I had a really slow start. One could easily say I have a case of the Mondays.

On one hand, I come back to KC, really revitalized with a new passion for the kind of work I do. On the other hand, I am recovering from getting 2-3 hours of sleep per night while in Las Vegas.

I got to meet a lot of really cool people, many of which are "thought leaders" or who carry "big names" in the security industry. I got to interact with them on a panel:

...In full-on technical talks and presentations:

Even more people in a bit of a round-table discussion kind of way over a nice sushi dinner:

And yet others, such as Jon King here, on a very casual social level (such as at a rave):

I even got to experience Transit out there in Las Vegas. Their express bus service uses double-decker busses and is called "The Deuce" - I just about crapped myself laughing when I read it. In the afternoon, it's a surprisingly fast way to get around Vegas. After dark? You might as well walk. It's so crammed and so slow due to how clogged The Strip gets at night. I also gave the Taxi a try a few times. Dangerous and expensive are the only words I can use to describe it. Also, the guys and I took a Limo to In-n-Out Burger on Thursday. We had enough people to split the limo fare that it ended up being cheaper than a taxi. Plus, he waited for us while we ate. Big Pimpin'

I rode to the bus this morning, but will be riding the whole way home. The weather got really nice in KC while I was out in Las Vegas. It was less than 70°F when I woke up and I think it's barely in the 80's now. You won't find me at the Monday night ride tonight. I just don't have it in me today. Tomorrow will hopefully begin the return of daily bike-only commuting.

Random Tunage:
Orbital - Style
Real McCoy - Another Night

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