Possible SF Meetup?

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Merlin Mann

Sep 20, 2004, 1:18:34 AM9/20/04
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I was thinking of arranging a meetup here in San Francisco sometime
before the holidays. Someplace with Wifi and beverages where we can say
hi, share tips, and whatnot.

I'm torn between preparing something officious and "useful" featuring
short presentations and lightning tutorials vs, I dunno, just drinking
beer and eating fries. Maybe there's room for a little of both. It _is_
San Francisco, after all. :)

My schedule--like yours, I'm sure--is a little frantic from here
through January, but, I thought I'd at least float the idea and let you
kids mull it over.

I'm thinking somewhere in late October or early November. Maybe a
Friday night so you can make it a night on the town if you like.

Feel free to float opinions, locations, topics, and what have you. I'll
probably make a decision one way or an other in the next week or two.
I'd love the chance to shake hands and talk shop with you.


Sep 20, 2004, 12:24:36 PM9/20/04
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As much as I loathe to go into The City again this year (two weekends
in a row just about maxed me out for the next few months), I think it
would be great to drop in and meet the others. I'm new to this whole
GTD thing, so getting hints and advice from people that are actually
using it sounds like A Good Thing.

Friday night or Saturday works the best for me, but I can probably
manage it on other days, too.

Todd Dailey

Sep 20, 2004, 12:20:44 PM9/20/04
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Wow, 143 members already. Good job Merlin! :)

Late in October is OSXcon, which many people on the list will
(hopefully) be at. It's October 25-28. If people are sticking around,
maybe Friday the 29th would work, you might pull in some out-of-towners
staying after the conference.

Merlin Mann

Sep 20, 2004, 12:46:50 PM9/20/04
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That sounds like a good date to bat around, Todd. Let me think about

If I agree to grow a long beard and wear a too-small tshirt with a
unix joke on it, will you comp me to OSXCon? ;-)

Todd Dailey

Sep 20, 2004, 12:58:37 PM9/20/04
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Sadly, I have no direct involvement with the conference. Maybe you
should mail Tim O'Reilly and try to get in as a speaker. You can talk
about GTD on OSX and the 43folders site. :)

Merlin Mann

Sep 20, 2004, 1:42:59 PM9/20/04
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Maybe I'll just show up, stand outside, and make Monty Python jokes
until someone lets me in.
Merlin D. Mann
mail: merli...@gmail.com
site: http://www.merlinmann.com

Lon Farenwald

Sep 20, 2004, 5:16:19 PM9/20/04
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Well, I'm making my first visit to the SFO area for BloggerCon (Nov 6)
so I'd selfishly like to see a meetup around that time. :)

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Merlin Mann

Sep 21, 2004, 2:24:00 AM9/21/04
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I think that's a great idea.

I'd held off on doing one here til I had a better idea what date I
could do. I'd love it if folks wanted to initiate meetups especially
in Jet City.

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 22:59:51 -0700, jhe...@gmail.com <jhe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmmm...maybe it's time to start a meetup group on meetup.com?
> I'm in Seattle and would be interested in something here.

danny o'b

Sep 21, 2004, 4:09:11 AM9/21/04
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Merlin Mann wrote:
> Maybe I'll just show up, stand outside, and make Monty Python jokes
> until someone lets me in.

Well, my house is just around the corner from the usual OXCon
convention hotel. And we often have parties to co-incide with Santa
Clara O'Reilly fests (http://www.ambiguous.org/gallery/album01 for
instance). Let's have it at my house.

(Especially as I am on a mission to lure Merlin from the city. Woohoo.)


Sep 21, 2004, 11:17:40 AM9/21/04
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We could add a media swap component to this as well. Everybody brings a
CD to share with everyone else.

Jeff Sherwood

Sep 22, 2004, 12:37:36 AM9/22/04
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I'd be interested in a Seattle meetup.

Evan DiBiase

Sep 22, 2004, 12:44:56 AM9/22/04
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Would anyone be interested in a Pittsburgh meetup?

Or, after January, a Blacksburg, VA meetup?



Sep 22, 2004, 3:09:25 AM9/22/04
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That could be cool.



Sep 25, 2004, 12:05:45 PM9/25/04
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"Find Origami Groups Near You" was the result for a quick search for
43folders on meetup.com. Your search for GTD returned 0 results.

Merlin Mann

Sep 25, 2004, 1:18:48 PM9/25/04
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_"Find Origami Groups Near You" was the result for a quick search for
43folders on meetup.com._

Heh. Yeah, regrettably, Meetup is apparently only useful when you want
to *announce* a decided-upon location and time. I'd personally find it
a lot more useful if you could first just post the idea, and take
suggestions from possible attendants.

FWIW, it's looking like it will be somewhere near Santa Clara
(valley/peninsula) at the time of OSXCon (Oct. 25-28). Danny had
gallantly nominated his home, but exact location is up in the air.
Good ping. I'll work on nailing this down. Tx.


Sep 25, 2004, 2:53:38 PM9/25/04
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Heh... fwiw, I'm an old college pal of Meetup's CEO... i've already
dinged him to get a "GTD" or "43folders" meetup group started (and he
replied saying it was scheduled for doin')...

...looking forward to sharing beer and GTD tips with people here in

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