Re: Austin meet-up!

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Let me be the first to say, "Let's!"


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:21 PM
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Is there an Orlando commentariat? I have a couple extra nights there coming up before a conference.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 12- 7-12 2:41 PM
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What are some past meetup sites? I don't much follow meetup threads I'm not involved in.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 9:24 AM
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I don't much follow meetup threads I'm not involved in.

They mostly consist of people suggesting Fresh Salt.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 10:13 AM
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|| Why are url bar searches in Chrome now ask.com searches? I don't like it.|>


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 11:33 AM
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Not for me, and it seems counterintuitive. Ask.com has one of those annoying searchbars it bundles with software - maybe an extension has been installed without your knowing it?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 11:52 AM
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The Chrome url bar searches whatever your default is. Could be there's no toolbar installed, just a change in the defaults (which you can change back in the settings somewhere).


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 12:02 PM
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Per 6.last, did you just do a java update for instance? At the end of the last one I did it asked if I wanted to make ask.com my toolbar or default search. You could uncheck the box, but if you were not paying attention you'd probably think it was accepting terms and conditions or something similar. Yucky stuff.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 12:09 PM
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Fixed, thanks. One less topic for the folks meeting in Austin, I guess.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 12:34 PM
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I'll be in and out.

12/26 (arrive in Austin midday) - 1/29 (leave early) *
1/01 (arrive very late) - 1/03 (leave very early)

* This might get pushed back to leaving Austin on 1/30


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 1:29 PM
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1/02 evening, maybe?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 2:06 PM
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That's a Wednesday, I think? We could certainly do that.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 3:42 PM
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I'm free after 7 on 1/2.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12- 8-12 11:41 PM
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I can do 1/2.

Spiderhouse? Liberty?

Alternatives:

The Butterfly Bar on Manor has a nice quiet patio. It doesn't have food itself but is right by El Chilito and Hoover's.

The Whip In is great, if people are hankering for an Indian fast-foodery / brewery / convenience store / folk club.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 12- 9-12 3:31 PM
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Given our nightmarish cold snap (40 degrees?! What is this, Alaska?), we'll have to make sure we're back to normal patio weather by then, but otherwise those all sound good.

I don't know the Butterfly Bar, but El Chilito is great.

Do they have an decent-sized tables at the Whip In, though? I don't recall any.

Minivet, anything in particular you want to experience while you're here? Brisket, queso (shudder), people with 2/3 of their visible skin tattooed?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 12:46 PM
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queso (shudder)

More for me!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 12:51 PM
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The Whip In has big tables outside. But I love love love El Chilito. And El Chile.

Never been to the Butterfly Bar, but happy to try new things.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 1:27 PM
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I'm sorry to hear you've never had awesome queso, Kraaby.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 1:28 PM
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Which of the places might be on the unfamiliar side to someone who lived in Austin until 2002?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-10-12 7:20 PM
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People lived in Austin before 2002? With the exception of maybe Spiderhouse, I believe all these places are newer than that or have changed dramatically in character and offerings since then. Butterfly Bar is less than 2 years old, still under the radar, and doesn't blast music, but it's only wine and beer, if that's a concern/consideration.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 12-11-12 10:04 AM
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I mean the _kind_ of thing that one wouldn't have seen in Austin before; I know bars and restaurants die and start all the time regardless of trends.

(For when this thread is bumped. Unless people manage that conversation-within-a-dead-thread thing that I always miss.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-16-12 9:45 AM
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More meetups!
What about Boston? AWB is going to be in town...sometime...soon? Let's have a meetup!
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Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 12-26-12 10:36 PM
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I just got back from my trip to find a lovely Fuck You, Clown card waiting for me. Thanks, Heebie!


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 12-26-12 11:33 PM
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Anyone going to be in San Diego for the AEA or Joint Math Meetings? This lurker would meet up.


Posted by: Count Fosco | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 12:16 AM
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22: Yes, we must have a meetup for White Bear.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 5:55 AM
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I will also be in Boston soon- I get in the 3rd and leave the morning of the 7th.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 7:30 AM
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Now that I'm looking through the suggestions, Butterfly Bar seems great - especially on noise and seating criteria.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 12:05 PM
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What time? I forgot that the kids have gymnastics on Wednesday, so I may be solo.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 12:07 PM
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No earlier than 7pm.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 12:40 PM
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So, to sum up, for the Austin meet-up (why can't all these other people get their own damn meet-up/Chrome issues thread?), the current proposal on the table is:

Wednesday, January 2nd
Butterfly Bar (2307 Manor Rd, 78722)
no earlier than 7pm.

How's that work for everybody?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 3:20 PM
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Sounds great!


Posted by: heebie-heebie | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 3:35 PM
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Fantastic.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 6:30 PM
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Can we have a thread exploring the possibility of a Boston meetup, please?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 6:34 PM
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We should do something between the 3rd and 7th so we catch both messily and AWB.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 6:48 PM
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If we did it on a Monday or Tuesday it would be quieter. Maybe The Lord Hobo? Or Backbar?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 12-27-12 7:44 PM
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Oh duh. Monday is New Years Eve. How festive am I?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 12-28-12 5:22 PM
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None more festive.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 12-28-12 6:15 PM
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I am always already prepared to go to Backbar.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-28-12 6:19 PM
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Or Lord Hobo, really.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12-28-12 6:25 PM
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Really mcmc of 36, you are such an idiot. I was thinking Monday Jan 7 when I posted 35. Tuesday Jan 8 would be outside the window of opportunity. But yeah, Sunday Jan 6 or Monday Jan 7? Might be quietest at either location?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 12-28-12 6:40 PM
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It is just possible that if this were to occur on Saturday the 5th, JM and I would do something crazy like get on a bus.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 12-28-12 9:05 PM
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I'm leaving the morning of the 7th, so if you do Monday evening it will be sans me. But either Saturday or Sunday (the 5th or 6th) would be fine for me.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 12-28-12 9:51 PM
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41, 42: Sounds like Saturday the 5th would be the best possible day. Backbar seems to take reservations, so now we need a time and a rough headcount. Maybe we can get a post of our very own?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 12-29-12 6:02 AM
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I thought I timed my bump request to keep it on the front page, but I'm not sure how that's actually determined.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-31-12 9:58 AM
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Hooray!

To recap:

Wednesday, January 2nd
Butterfly Bar (2307 Manor Rd, 78722)
no earlier than 7pm
No Bostonians, visitors to Boston, or Chrome Users allowed


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12-31-12 10:08 AM
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I thought I timed my bump request to keep it on the front page

Your bump request? Fogga please.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12-31-12 10:10 AM
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RememberTFA: this was bumped once before, late last week.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-31-12 10:19 AM
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You call that a bump???


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12-31-12 11:07 AM
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Call that a bump!


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12-31-12 12:07 PM
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Chrome Users

Well, I'm out.


Posted by: sral | Link to this comment | 01- 1-13 3:21 PM
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We can't find a baby-sitter to get here before 7, which means we probably can't get there before 7:45ish.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 1-13 6:14 PM
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I'm actually an out and proud Chrome user myself, I was just ribbing the threadjackers. Take that, threadjackers!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 01- 1-13 6:38 PM
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So, you're telling me I uninstalled Chrome and switched to Opera for nothing!?

I actually need to pack and buy some things for a trip, since I'm flying out tomorrow and I haven't had time to do any preparation whatsoever.


Posted by: sral | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 10:37 AM
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Will this still be going around 9:30-10? Have to get ready for my own flight tomorrow morning. Also,the Butterfly Bar is inside a fenced compound called "The Vortex" that has a small theater and other entertainments, which makes it not super visible from the street. There is a big dirt and gravel parking lot streetside of the wooden fence and gate that leads into The Vortex, for which I believe there is a sign on Manor.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 12:52 PM
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Also, given the cold, availability of seating inside may be an issue. If people decide to relocate, you can email me at the linked address (I can check email from my phone).


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 3:53 PM
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We'll keep you posted, Crim. Bulg.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 5:11 PM
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We welcome lurkers (and browsers) of all stripes.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 5:14 PM
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C.B., we're still here. Where you at?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:15 PM
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Wait liveblog liveblog liveblog come on do it do it


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:17 PM
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The cocktails here are indes cribable.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:24 PM
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Are you guys ribbing the threadjackers?


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:25 PM
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No, we're gleaming the cube.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:30 PM
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I liked the cribables better before they went indes.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:31 PM
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The floor show beggars description.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:37 PM
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You should ask the floor show beggar what makes them so indes, then.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:38 PM
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Hobos.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:40 PM
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I will stop by on my way home.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:42 PM
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Great. How soon?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 8:43 PM
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C.B. is in the house!!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 9:02 PM
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He's truly describable, in a good way.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 9:04 PM
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I was totally there.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 2-13 10:54 PM
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I read the back cover.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 01- 3-13 7:59 AM
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We should probably all go home now. This has dragged on a little long.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 01- 3-13 11:05 AM
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