I arrived in Portland a few hours ago for OSCON 2004. Today is all tutorials and I'm not signed up for any of them, but tonight is Larry Wall's famous State of the Onion talk and a talk by Paul Graham on his new book Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age. I've got considerable respect for Paul's ideas and his accomplishments. I bought the book earlier this afternoon and I'm looking forward to the talk. Here's a link to his IT Conversation talk with Doug Kaye.