OK. I really blew it by staying home for LinuxWorld Expo. Not only would I get to see people oohing and aahing over Nautilus, but I would get to meet tons of people face to face. People I've wanted to meet for a while.
And Bud said they would have wanted to use me for some press briefings, which would have been great.
I must not skip any further major trade shows. Especially ones where all the hackers show up in person. It's fun to just sit here at home and work, but I really need to meet these people and connect a little more, like I did in the old days at MacWorld.