After a ten hour flight to Dallas (where we found all outgoing flights cancelled due to inclement weather), followed by a three hour taxi ride to Austin, I arrived last night in Austin, Texas to attend SXSW Interactive and promptly went to sleep.

I just looked through the SXSW online schedule a few moments ago and now feel totally overwhelmed. There's just too much on and it does make me worry about the quality of the sessions. As Andy would be quick to point out, however, SWSW is apparently about the evening sessions (read: parties), more than the daytime ones.

If you're in Austin, do come by and say hello. Are there any other Flashers attending?

Also, if you have panel suggestions that you feel I should absolutely attend, do let me know.

I'm staying at the Radisson (if you're there and want to meet up, I'm going to head down to breakfast at 7am). I'll be checking email ( and you can always @aral me on Twitter (I check those and I don't have to be following you to see them) or, if I am following you, I get Twitter direct messages on my cell phone.

Looks like it's going to be a fun few days in Austin!