Probably a short post tonight because I got back to the room around midnight and just spent the last two and a half hours derping around on the internet.
Woke up this morning and went in to Hacker School. Ended up arriving pretty much right on time. I think leaving around 9:30 would be optimal, but tomorrow is my last day at this hotel so it’s kinda a moot point. I have to figure out how to get to Newark airport on Friday…
Worked on my Compsci assignment (Last problem set – ever!) until 1pm, then grabbed lunch with some other Hacker Schoolers (Jimmy, Joy, Nick, Martin, and some others) at a sandwich shop near the school. Ate at James J Walker Park, which is about two blocks from the School. Martin is from Sweden, and Jimmy and I talked with him for quite a while about Swedish politics and worldwide environmental issues.
Found some people on our internal chat app who were interested in starting a small D&D group for weekends. It would be nice to have something to do Sat/Sun. Otherwise I might end up going in to Hacker School 6 days a week out of boredom.
I had coordinated with Nick and Alan earlier that day to go see Punderdome 3000, which is basically a pun-making competition. 16 contestants vie for audience cheers by performing 3 minutes of puns on 90 seconds off preparation time. It was very well done, and the father/daughter team that runs it was amazing. Beer was $7, though, but I guess that’s New York? I’m not going to go into super detail, since as far as I can tell they had a film crew there and it will probably show up on Youtube eventually.
Returned to the Hotel on the A, and a guy got on and recited some of his own poetry. He was very confident and had a great speaking voice, but the other people on the train didn’t seem to react much. He called himself “Poet”. I thought it was a neat experience.
From New York City,