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Whew. As mentioned yesterday, I’m

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 17, 2000

Whew. As mentioned yesterday, I’m back from SXSW. It was a lot of fun: my two panels went well (why wasn’t I the least bit nervous for either?), I met lots of people that I only knew online (except for Mark…where the hell were you?), saw lots more I already knew (Lance sez: “Hi, I’m Courtney’s boyfriend…”), and generally had a wonderful time. It was tiring though….this is Jason by the third day of the conference. Sleepy sleepy.

In a related story, that dastardly hacker who has been updating my site for the past five or so days has been expunged. You never know, he might strike again soon.

I found out that kottke.org has been nominated for a Webby Award in the personal Web site catagory. Evidently, the Webbys are a big deal (Matt Groening, Esther Dyson, DJ Spooky and David Bowie are all judges); akin to the Oscars, only for interactive media. I’m not really going to comment on it much more than that. Although it would be great if you voted for kottke.org for the People’s Voice Awards, I would encourage you to look at the rest of the nominees before casting a ballot. Let’s try not to turn this thing into a popularity contest where the Web site with the most hits wins….or didn’t we learn anything from high school? I voted for Metababy.

Best piece of SXSW schwag goes to Heather for her Harrumph Sweet & Low packets. They are as cute as she is (if that’s possible).

I have to agree with Heather on this one: Cam gets a little giggly at times. I saw it happen.