I'm sitting at the airport in Austin waiting for my flight to San Jose for DVCon 2008, which starts tomorrow. I've got my camera gear again and will try to post photos of the event as time permits. I was ever so close to upgrading my Nikon D50 to a D300, but decided against it at the last minute after reading Ken Rockwell's discussion on the difference between a $150 and a $5000 camera which, paraphrased, tells me that it's my own damn fault that my pictures aren't as good as I'd like. I still think I'd get some benefit out of the upgrade, but I need a better excuse to get the purchase by my wife!
Another thing I've got with me is my Kindle. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that one was on the way. So far, there are things about it I like, and things I don't like. I do like the fact that I was able to purchase my Wall Street Journal, a copy of Forbes and a book before leaving the house for the airport. I also like the fact that I don't have to lug all of those thing around in my carryon (though I could always gift/throw away the reading material as I finished up with it. I've also found it useful to transfer documents to the Kindle for review, although nothing confidential since it's not password protected in any way. I'll have more to say about the Kindle at a later date, but currently my verdict is that it's a great thing to have if you don't have to pay the upfront cost (which I didn't). Not sure I would have shelled out the money to buy one on my own though.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! If you're attending the conference and you see me wandering around, please flag me down and introduce yourself. It's always nice to meet people who read the site.