...but Tim Bray thought it was a blast, and so did Jon Udell (who has posted his talk---very interesting, as always). 1 and 3 describe the talks they attended, and 2 should ask himself if attitudes like his are part of the reason for the gender gap he bemoans (quote: "Wow, there were female hackers! And they were all really pretty and cute. And they really were girls! And passionate about computing! And really good at it too! Awesome! Women who talk more about perl than pearls! How hot is that!".