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voices

9:55 pm on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hows the hotel, hows the parking? I'm heading out Monday morning.

spaceylacie

10:22 pm on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When will you be arriving voices? I'll be there tomorrow night about 10 PM.

voices

11:16 pm on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Leaving when I get up 5 to 8am. Only about a 6 hour drive if all goes well.

I just came in from watering the yard so maybe it won't die while I'm gone. 6pm and I'm sweating like a pig. Those canadians may die when they get to NO

moltar

11:56 pm on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Those canadians may die when they get to NO

That's true! I've been to Houston last summer and it was way too hot for my blood.

spaceylacie

12:01 am on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They(those from colder climates) will be fine. AC in the hotel and no reason to leave if they prefer not to.

wheel

3:04 am on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm FREAKIN' ready to rock! Looking forward to meeting all the folks I partied with in Vegas. It's been long enough that everyone should be mostly recovered by now.

My wife suggested I get out of her hair and go grab a hotel near the airport tonite, I'm so pumped about going :).

Not in new orleans yet, most'll probably arrive tomorrow throughout the day.

Big_Balou

3:23 am on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Got in today. Good to see some old faces and meet some new ones.

The crowd is gathering.

joeduck

6:38 am on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Anybody know best way to get from MSY Airport to the hotel? Arriving Monday 11:47 pm....

Blackie

12:53 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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On my way right NOW! Writing this message from the SAS flight somewhere above Greenland at a height of 36000 feet :-)

Aproaching Chicago at 561mph. Temp outside -51C hope this would be more pleasent in NO when I get their.

Mardi_Gras

3:57 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>Temp outside -51C

We've been having 90+ (F) every day with high humidity. It can feel quite oppressive. I would recommend cool and casual for anyone coming to New Orleans this week.

We typically settle into a pattern of afternoon showers that cools things off, but that has not really happened yet. The following is as of 11 AM:

Temp: 85
Dew Point: 67
Humidity: 55%
Wind: NNE 9 mph
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Pressure: 30.07 in.
Sky: Clear
Heat Index: 88

Blackie

4:17 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Evening sweeming in the pool on the roof of Park Plaza would do the trick I hope :-)

Mardi_Gras

4:20 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> Evening sweeming in the pool on the roof of Park Plaza would do the trick I hope

It couldn't hurt!

christopher w

4:35 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is the place starting to fill up yet? I leave JFK at around 9:15 and will probably be in around midnight. Anyone going to be around then ;)

joeduck

5:41 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thx Mardi - I'm just hung my suit back in closet and threw 2 pair of shorts into the bag instead. Leaving Oregon in about an hour. Are all of these great places to drink/eat? Bombay Club / Napoleon House / Acme Oysters?

Joe

Mardi_Gras

5:55 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah - all pretty good. Bombay is known for martinis. Napoleon House is old, casual, and historic. Acme is basic New Orleans - seafood, poboys (hoagies), red beans. Al three are in the French Quarter, although Acme has other locations.

One thing - in New Orleans, if anyone asks "Do you want your sandwich dressed?" that means lettuce, tomato, etc. And if any young kids in the French Quarter tell you,"I bet I can tell you where you got those shoes," don't take the bait. Their answer will be "on your feet," and you've been hustled.

joeduck

6:07 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Excellent - thanks for the tips Mardi. I've wanted to visit New Orleans for years and I'm planning to enjoy it!

JerryOdom

7:20 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Lemoyne's Landing on the riverwalk is nice. Mr. B's Bistro on Royal and Palace Cafe on Canal.

lorax

8:05 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>> Anybody know best way to get from MSY Airport to the hotel?

Grab an airport shuttle - $13 tip not included. Cab fare will run you about $28 from what I understand. Get the round-trip ticket and they'll make an arrangement with you to come pick you up on the day you need to leave too.

stroudtx

8:10 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'd like to come but only could for one day. Any idea if they are offering a single day conference pass? $499 is a tad steep for just a day. I'm in Dallas, Tx and would just fly southwest for the day and come back.

Mike

freeflight2

10:54 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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just arrived... don't forget to ask for the network cable in the hotel right away ;)

Galtego

11:38 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just arrived and am enjoying the perky Internet connection; I found the hub in the back of the desk. It will cost $9.95 a day.

It took a few tries to get the room right, but the front desk was helpful and quick to switch when I wasn't satisfied. One of the first I was given smelled damp and musky. This one is clean and has the right bed size.

SEOMike

11:47 pm on Jun 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Galtego- Must have been near my first room which smelled like someone left 6 cats in there for a week! The front desk was quick to change my room. There were 2 other people in line getting different rooms too. Guess that's what you get with a hotel built in 1925.

If you didn't bring your own CAT5 you can just ask the front desk and they'll be happy to give you one.

If you use your debit card, watch for an additional authorization of $50 per day on your card. There's $200 I guess I won't be spending on the trip. :-)

I just checked in about 30 min ago and the hotel was not full yet. Hope everyone gets in, and I feel bad for whoever gets the cat room I had.

See you all on the floor tomorrow!

PS... need more restaruant recommendations... mid pricerange but good food.

freeflight2

12:13 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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well if anybody is into social networking / heavy duty photo hosting or just wants to grab a beer send me a sticky...

itrainu

12:39 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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PS... need more restaruant recommendations... mid pricerange but good food.

We have eaten at Cafe Maspero at the corner of Toulouse and Decatur (pronounced dee-kator) - fast service, great food and excellent prices including a $1 strawberry daquiri (but don't expect to taste the alcohol or feel it *grin*)

Darlene
rm 1501

voices

1:32 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm hear and the room isn't too bad cept the bed feels like cardboard. Also I went to get the ice bucket off the tv and not expecting it to be full of water I gave the tv a bit of a bath.

I unplugged the phone and put the cord in my computer modem, kept trying to get my dial up to work. The front desk sends a guy up who tells me they have no high speed internet and he hooks me up through this wayport thing on the desk and tells me it is dialup.

Parking is wonderful, it is right across the street and across the street from the lot on the other side is the housing projects. Wonder if I will still have a car in the morning.

People next door are loud. If it's one of you HUSH! Think they should take those kids next door and give them the cat room!

Galtego

1:53 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The three rooms I saw were of widely varying quality. I call the second room the wet diaper room; you'll know it by the wet splotches on the floor and the feeling of illness and gloom. I felt that I couldn't last the week there.

My final room feels like home: cozy and clean. I turned the desk around so that I can see the TV and my laptop monitor in the same view as is my custom. The channel lineup is pretty good. I feel like I could work in this spot indefinitely.

A standard network cable is key. The connection to the Internet is very fast - similar to cable modem; it seems faster than DSL. They give the cables out freely at the front desk if you ask. The one they gave me was shrink wrapped.

If you end up in the cat or diaper rooms or others that are sure to be like them, call and go right back to the front desk. They were very quick to assign new rooms. I hope that holds.

voices

2:12 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They may be running out of rooms. I'm on the 6th floor and the people next door are complaing about the oder. Asked housekeeping to bring them some air freshner.
Ah well think I will try to sleep. See everyone in the morning.

Blackie

2:21 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think I found a cat :-), but who cares, after 24 hours with planes and airports, I think I sleep next to this poor animal.

P.S: Shower is one of the biggest inventions of human kind :-)... forgot my hairbrush, so you know who is this guy with a boom on his head tomorrow morning ;-)))

grandpa

2:53 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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:)

Shower is one of the biggest inventions of human kind

Blackie, you're obviously not Canadian [webmasterworld.com].

stretched500

3:18 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is my first conference. Is it $499 per day or the entire 4 days?
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