Found Advogato after reading about it on Seth's page over on zork.net. I've been trying to do some research into the SiliValley area in preparation for getting an offer from a company out there. Most of the geeks I know out there I know from one of the fucked up lists I subscribe to. I know some folks from the Dog List, a motley collection of computer geeks from UF (where I did my time doing AIX administration and dealing with whiney grad students, professors and office workers).
I'm finishing up Cryptonomicon. I was planning on reading it on the plane out to Usenix, but I can't seem to not read it when I have free time. Besides, I've also got Hogfather to read so I won't be bored on my flight.