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 Post subject: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:44 am 
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It has been a long time since we have had a Northern California meet up, and with the PAW in my care for the next week or so now is the right time.
I will be out of town this weekend so that isn't an option, leaving us with an evening this week after work.

The evening of Thursday 8/30/2012 works best for me, and I am choosing downtown SF as a location to make it convenient for most in the area. Details to follow, but post or PM me if you can attend so we can get a sense of attendance.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:01 am 
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Thursday is the best evening for me so barring a work emergency sounds great.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:02 am 
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I'm out of town this week, alas.


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:03 am 
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I'd like to attend. Thursday night should work for me.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:41 am 
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Thursday sounds great, I'll be there!

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:55 am 
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Definitely "maybe", depending on work, kids, and other distractions.


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:10 am 
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I'm so envious of your meetups right now! SmaZ and the boys across the border are all winging their way towards Shanghai for a little get-together while I head to NZ for work.
Post photos please!

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:26 pm 
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Small world.

VMWorld (VMware's trade conference) is in SF this week and my office is just a short walk away. Given that I work for them I was able to have access for a few hours today to help answer some View client security questions and who did I bump into after the lecture but our very own Jin H. Kim.

Jin has been busy and away from the forum for a bit but it was great to see him. He'll be in town until Thursday afternoon, and sadly leaving right before our meet up.

Great timing to bump into him, but poor timing to miss him by so little.

I'll have the PAW with me and perhaps I can show it to him earlier in the day.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:27 pm 
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I am a maybe. please let me know the details


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:15 pm 
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I'm going if Brandon or somebody else can give me a ride. I'm not a very good driver in SF. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:18 pm 
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acjj wrote:
I'm going if Brandon or somebody else can give me a ride. I'm not a very good driver in SF. :oops:

Nobody is a good driver in SF. That city is crazy :lol:

But yeah hop aboard.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:31 pm 
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That's wonderful!! I'm so looking forward to my first puzzler meetup. Thank you Brandon. :D

bmenrigh wrote:
acjj wrote:
I'm going if Brandon or somebody else can give me a ride. I'm not a very good driver in SF. :oops:

Nobody is a good driver in SF. That city is crazy :lol:

But yeah hop aboard.


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:58 pm 
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Unfortunately I wasn't able to book the TechShop's conference room Thursday. My fault for the last minute timing. They had everything *but* 6pm-8pm, exactly the hours we would need!

So with that option out I think I'll default to my work, which is right off of Montgomery BART station. The address is:
71 Stevenson, 13th floor

I really recommend taking BART as there isn't much parking around, it is expensive and I don't know how late it stays open. If you are coming from the south bay I recommend going to Fremont or Millbrae and taking BART from there (no crazy drivers!).

This isn't quite ideal because the lobby locks up at 7:00pm after which you need a key card or someone to come and get you and I can't spend the entire evening watching for people.

So what I'll do is perhaps say we start at 6:45pm (get people in before the lobby locks up) and I'll check down stairs every 30 minutes or so for late comers.

If you are joining in, please PM me so I have a sense of how many and when you will be showing up.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:18 am 
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I'll be coming tomorrow. Have to leave at 9 to catch my boat, but will bring a polo cube.


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:19 am 
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Er, wait, Dave, you meant Thursday, right, it's still on Thursday, not Wednesday?


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:20 am 
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I see references to "tomorrow" and references to "Thursday". Which day are we planning to meet? Tomorrow is the 29th and Thursday is the 30th.

For what it's worth, Thursday (the 30th) is much better for me.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
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hmmm. I hope it's 30th. Cannot make it if it's 29th (tomorrow).


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:43 am 
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Bram wrote:
Er, wait, Dave, you meant Thursday, right, it's still on Thursday, not Wednesday?
My mistake. I meant Thursday (the 30th).

Sorry for any confusion (edited above now).

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:58 am 
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I'll come. See you guys at 6:45pm, Thursday.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:59 pm 
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My collection is pretty sparse at this point, but any requests to bring?


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
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Joshua Bell wrote:
My collection is pretty sparse at this point, but any requests to bring?

I'd really like to see more hand-modded and cast puzzles. Everything I'll bring will be SLS printed so I like seeing the other customs.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:57 am 
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There were so awesome people and incredible puzzles here. I had a great time :D. Thanks to Dave for hosting!
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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Indeed, thanks Dave! Good to see old friends and meet some new people. Oh, and the puzzles were cool too. :)

Still sad that mine were inaccessible due to proximity to sleeping baby.


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:49 pm 
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I had a great time!!! I touched more rare puzzles over a few hours than I could ever have in a life if I didn't go.

Many thanks to Dave for organizing and Brandon for the ride. :D


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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Thank Dave for organizing this meetup. It's good to see so many friends and so many new puzzles. I wish we could have more meetups like this in the bay area.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meetup 2012
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:42 am 
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Sorry for the delay in my posting on this, I have been traveling.

I'll keep it brief since it is late, but I put up a number of photos on my flickr site and you can find them in my SFMeetUp-08-2012 flickr set.

It was great to see everyone and schuma has it right: We should do this more often!

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