Tags: GDC 10

  • GDC 10 Diary: Day 3 (Part 2)

    Nothing builds an appetite like humiliation, so I decided after the appointment, to head back to the Grove and see if their food was as good as their coffee. The place was packed and so I was lucky to find a miniscule table in the upstairs section to eat and check my email. I set up my netbook and tried to use their “free” WiFi, only to find that I needed a code to connect. I stopped a passing busboy [...]

  • GDC 10 Diary: Day 3 (Part 1)

    I forgot to mention in Diary Day 1, that part of the reason my arrival in San Francisco was so exasperating was that I’d left the house forgetting every one of the items I’d need most at the conference: my camera’s USB cord, my netbook’s charging cord and my ever-so-essential-on-blustery-San-Francisco-days pink fuzzy scarf. (I can only blame my mother’s cat.) Adding to this was the fact that although the Beresford Arms claimed to have free in-room WiFi, I wasn’t able [...]

  • GDC 10 Diary: Day 2

    Day two began with a beautiful, sunlit view of the city: …and an incredibly dribbly shower. The Beresford had some horrifically bad water pressure—in the shower. The sink on the other hand, could’ve served as a stand-in for a high-powered fire hose during a four-alarm fire. Some people have those fancy “rain” shower heads. The thrifty Beresford Arms seems to have opted for the cost-effective “condensation” model. The first order of business after grabbing a free donut in the hotel [...]

  • GDC 10 Diary: Day 1

    (First, I must publicly castigate myself for taking nearly six months to post again. Shameful! Just shameful. In my defense, this particular diary is a week late because I couldn’t remember until now, how to log into my blog.) Day 1 started out badly with my mom’s neurotic cat waking me up at 5am yowling in the hallway. Everyone else can somehow sleep through this cacophony, so I’m the one who after 15 minutes trying to block the sound with [...]