WWDC 2011 queue – live, just

7:26am and I’d like a nap right about now. Also, fingers getting too cold to type

Just got an invite from ars technica and idea flight to a party tonight. Assuming I can stay awake until 7:30pm :/

7:37am and the line is moving!

Thankful I put my thermal top on this

7:51 and am on the penultimate corner

That was Urban Airship with the coffee

7:56 spotted Aaron Hilleglass and some puff girls

Now 6 abreast on the pavement. Sorry, sidewalk. Abandoned lawn chairs sighted from those who were queuing since 2pm yesterday

Although I can now see the wireless network, I can’t connect

Apple people are in green

8:10 and we’re in the building. Queue is wrapped once around the block. Media feeding frenzy out front.

Coffee and doughnut FTW. Legs defrosting, phone is still cold. Sitting down. Music is playing.

Wifi is on. Network monitoring screens and screen saying say “there is no such thing as free public wifi”

WWDC 2011 queue – live and cold

6:49 full deck solitaire is beautiful

Have been keeping company since 5am with author of Rogue Touch, being a port of the classic Rogue.

Apple employees packing us in. It is at least warmer huddled together.

7:03am Akamai now hiring Truck drives past

7:15 Airship people handing out free coffee

Adcolony offering “videos for virtual currency monetization”

Now have a copy of MacTech, which is good as it has an article covering Capuccino and Objective-J which is pretty cool.

WWDC 2011 queue – live (still)

5:25 just realized I left the beanie I got from the company store in my room 🙁

5:53 wow, just moved quarter of a block!

6:07 and the Testflight truck just drove past playing “flight of the Valkyries”

6:12 Japanese guys playing some game that involves blowing into their phones.

6:19 and the queue is 1212 according to The Counting Guy

Testflight guys are handing out burritos from their truck to people with their t-shirts.

Guys from cloudmade.com handing out flyers for their location based ad network API.

WWDC 2011 queue – live

5 am and queue is more than halfway around the block. The guys at the corner have been here since 3:30 but there’s now a steady

Some guy just counted me as number 93. If so I could probably have slept in for another 3000 places or so…

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Penny Arcade covers WWDC10

Penny Arcade’s take on Steve Jobs’ iPhone 4 demo failure at the WWDC 2010 keynote. Still not sure why Steve didn’t use a cable for the networking, given that the demo phones had cables to do the display anyway. I guess it distracted from his fireside chat on the edge of the stage.
Dividing the 20 or so available channels by the 570 base stations probably wasn’t going to work particularly well regardless of what hardware was in use, it was an ‘extreme networking event’. But a great time to test your app to see how it goes in times of network weirdness 🙂

WWDC Bloggage

I have no idea what the alien pastries available for breakfast were. Deep fried bread rolls? Fried Excorated donuts? Slices of cookie pizza?

As always the problem with WWDC is that it leaves your brain overfull, and your brain usually doesn’t empty by the time of the next day’s sessions. Also, you realise how cool the stuff is that everybody else is working on.

Micro SD cards are *really* small. I imagine they will put the ‘lost’ back in data loss.

WWDC10 playlist is being kept over at Mashable, could come in handy for answering Stump The Experts questions.

WWDC 2009 keynote releases

  • New 15″ MacBook Pro has built in battery lasts up to 7 hours, 1000 charges, approx. 5 years. 60% better colour gamut, 3.06 Dual Core CPU, 8Gb RAM max, 500Gbx7200RPM drive, or 256Gb SSD. Starts at US$1699 through US$2229
  • SD card slots added to models except 17″
  • 13″ Macbook is now a MacBook Pro
  • MacBook Air updated to up to 2.13GHz CPU

Snow Leopard 10.6:

  • Mail, iCal and Address book now support Exchange, with auto-discovery of Exchange Servers
  • QuickLook can preview Microsoft Office documents in Mail without MS Office being installed
  • Preview 2x faster, better PDF text selection
  • Exposé integration with Dock (“Dock Exposé”) for displaying an App’s windows
  • Chinese character input on trackpad
  • Mail up to 2.3x faster
  • Final version of Safari 4 released for Leopard, Tiger and Windows
  • Safari now sandboxes plugins to prevent them crashing the browser (IMHO this means you, Google 🙂
  • Stacks now have scrolling
  • Page through, magnify PDF thumbnails and movies
  • QuickTime X focuses on the content, overlays controls, lets you select from a visual timeline more easily and share it on YouTube, MobileMe or iTunes.
  • All Snow Leopard applications are 64-bit
  • Grand Central Dispatch supports multicore across all of Snow Leopard
  • Open CL (Computing Language) has been open sourced and allows for hardware abstraction of the video hardware for use in processing or display
  • Upgrade cost US$29 or US$49 for upgrading the Leopard family pack

There were some 16593 viewers watching the ustream live stream.

WWDC 2009 live coverage

MacRumors are providing MacRumorsLive, @macrumors on twitter, and a spoiler free keynote stream to notify you when the keynote video coverage is up (ie not live).

John C. Welch will be twittering the keynote for MacJournals magazines (MWJ, MDJ).

For Aussies, MacTalk are offering

  • IRC – irc.foonetic.net #mactalk
  • Live audio commentary – iPhone and iPod Touch users install the fstream app and go to http://mactalk.serverroom.us:7920/listen.pls
  • Live text updates

Coverage starts at 2:30am Melbourne time (UTC/GMT+10) for all those up late with Swine Flu.