Finally got around to holding the “alan has had a big apartment for almost a year now isn’t it time to have a lan party” lan party. Started the festivities around 9am (or was supposed to anyway) and people finally showed up around 10, which was good, because 9 is far too early in the morning to do anything but stumble around saying “neeed….. fooood……”.
Cat5 showed up with tables, and Silverstr shortly after. We got the living room set up in short order and then to my surprise, people actually started showing up!
People filtered in all day, either with boxen or just to hang out and geek and grab a spare computer when someone left it for a few seconds. Things wrapped up around 7 or 8 or 9 or so, with people having to head out for various things. Clean up was far easier than I’d thought. Taking a trick from the great gatherings when Iambe lived here I used a big garbage can and just stuffed everything in there. The next time the only thing I’ll do different is have paper plates and plastic cups available. Furnature moving was not that bad and we ended up watching Equilibrium on DVD (I told you I would get it). Silv’s going to be pissed that he missed it, but he was out watching The Italian Job anyway.
People wandered out and we were back to a normal apartment (except for some pizza boxes and garbage to go out) by before midnight.