I’m not in a coherent-enough state to write a brilliant travel piece on San Francisco, or a smart developer’s perspective on the Game Developers Conference. I’m at a 24-hour Starbucks, sitting on a ledge, trying not to fall asleep so I can answer some work e-mail.
What I _can_ tell you, though, is:
- GDC is awesome. Tiring as shit, and I’ve never been so terrified in my life, but I’ve also never met (and never would have met) the people I did if I weren’t at GDC. Awe-some.
- Jetlag is very bad for business. Doubleshot espresso doesn’t do shit. (And they don’t make it here fresh, at least not iced shaken, unlike back home.)
- I just spent $120 on CDs at Rasputin, which is on the next block from my hotel. If I had known this geographical fact in advance, I would have brought more money.
- I’ve met people from Microsoft (and they’re reading this, I think ;), Sony (HAHAHAHA that’s what you get for reading my blog), EA, and a lot of other companies I can’t mention; I’ve also met Americans, Germans, Swedes, Indians, Frenchmen, Canadians, Koreans, Chinese, and more.
- I have lots of embarrassing moments, some bad ones, but mostly good ones. Maybe 75% good ones, which is not a bad number at all.
- Chris Avellone is still a hero of mine after two years, and if he reads this, then I will die of shame.
There’s lots more to say but I’ll say them when I can think clearly, which is probably in a couple of days. Cheers everybody!