No, I don’t mean that figuratively. In horizontal rain, I got out of the metro, took a wrong turn, and ended up in a construction ditch one foot deep in running water. I stood in the back during the whole meeting, barefoot and soaking wet.
Dave Copeland talked about Ruby templates. Mustache uses too many curly braces. Dave likes wrestling, but hates Haml. No, wrestling is not a template. I think his wrestling pictures were an attempt to make Ruby sound more…manly? Or maybe to make it geekier. Because, you know, programming isn’t geeky enough.
Anthony Burton talked about Chef and Puppet configuration managers. He says that according to some people, DevOps is smoke and mirrors to sell books.
Anthony had it worse than I did. He came all the way from Charlottesville. With fifteen mile to go before he got to the Vienna metro station, his windshield wiper broke and blew off. He was also soaked and joked that he wanted to take off his pants and let them dry during his talk. Instead of imagining the audience in their underwear, the speaker would actually be in his.
As always, the pizza was great.