SXSW, We Are Here

Flew into Austin, TX, Saturday to check out the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival. Staying across the street from the convention center at the—"that's hot!"—Hilton. (Like Paris says...a lot.) Our friend Halley Suitt was supposed to be presenting here, but her son got ill, so she's home taking care of him.

Had dinner last night with Jim Coudal of Coudal Partners, his wife Heidi, and Jason Fried of 37 Signals. Jim's the guy who helped us turn tompeters.com into a Movable Type blog and responsible for the current look. Jason's on the basecamp project-management software team. We're using basecamp for some projects at tompeters.com. One complaint is that basecamp doesn't have a calendar function. Jason assures me that that deficiency is being worked on. That's going to make someone on our team very happy.