I ended up next to Sam Ruby (wikipedia entry / blog) on the flight from Raleigh to Dallas Ft. Worth today. He explained to me that he was involved in the Atom standard and that he works at IBM, but I didn’t know he was the director of the freeking Apache Software Foundation until I looked him up on the internet when I got to San Jose. Apparently he lives in Raleigh too.
Oh, and then a stewardess spilled a tray full of drinks on me. (Bloody Mary, club soda, and apple juice, I think.) I was pretty lucky I didn’t have my laptop out at the time, really. So much for first class.