Just got back from this weekend... a pretty good time was had.
I ended up in Corvallis for the Install fest hosted by the Mid-Willamette LUG. I got there for the last little bit, so not much was happening. From what I heard, sounded like there were alot of people that showed, and lots of good things going on.
I stayed at Cooper and Kassetra's, talking all night, and the next day I took Cooper up to the Erma Bells. I fished the lakes, and he took pictures.... a couple of geeks doing their things in the woods. When we got back, I was so tired I didn't feel safe to drive, so I slept at their house. I just now got back, and I think I smell like a yeti, which isn't as bad as it sounds. ;^)
I got spidered by picsearch so I had a look at what they do. It's interesting to me, so I fired off an email to see if they have an URL Submit page that I can add to Castor.
As far as Castor goes, I've eliminated alot of the search engines that don't work for some reason or another, and I'm slowly picking through the ones that don't, and trying to figure out why. At least google, hotbot, northern lights, and excite (sometimes) work, so it's still a good tool. It just needs more love. obligatory link