What is the equivalent of testosterone for geeks? I mean, besides testosterone? I went to the Nutch meeting at the Rite-Spot Cafe (a delightfully greasy spoon not far from my house, actually), and sat around a loud, long table with (fellow) geeks talking about search and map-reduce and clusters and regression testing and spidering. The noise level became VERY LOUD and so I left to come home and sleep (though I’m writing this instead).
Folks there (that I met) from local.com, shopping.com, Yahoo! and the Internet Archive project. The later was represented by Micheal Stack, next to whom I happened to sit, and I’m glad I did.