If you had any doubt, the buttons were the white hot commodity of TCDL2012.
|I am lord of the button-press|
And it totally worked, by the way. I handed out my last button at 5:00 PM on the dot.
Also, if you want to find yourself in a waking dream, I recommend looking out upon the crowd as you're starting your presentation to see your parents ambling into the back of the auditorium.
Oh, hell yes. The Admiral and KareBear took me up on my suggestion to come down and see me. So, I think I'd just said "Hi, I'm Ryan Steans" when I gazed out across the half-empty room, and there they were, like a slow-moving apparition in need of a seat. I quickly introduced them, they received one of the most earnest rounds of applause of the day, and I went on with my presentation. Totally crazy.
Afterward, they got to meet my boss and some of my friends and co-workers, and off they went, disappearing into the mid-day sun as quickly as they had arrived.
They were the second most talked about thing after the buttons.
I'm hitting the sack. I've been going since 6:00 AM.
But I'm having a lot of fun, even if its work. And I suspect that's sort of where you want to wind up.