I took a few pictures at the Absolut Chalk Festival in Long Beach, billed as the largest in the world. We were there Sunday, didn't see Selina (but we found her rocket art). Had some similar feelings as I've experienced at Anime Expo: too many beautiful creations to absorb them, let alone stop and photograph them (here chalk art, there costumes); and a great mass of people and I don't know any of them. (At AX, that's not quite true, but the feeling is there anyway. Maybe it'll be better this year.)
Working on getting the LJ links on the cross-references. Almost there. Soon you'll be able to click on your name in the Cross-Reference (or at the end of a picture page) and see a link to your LJ.
The observant will have noticed that I'm also working on getting photos up more quickly, instead of stockpiling them. My database and tool rewrite has a lot to do with that! (My new business cards will promise them to be up in "two weeks" which should cover situations like long vacations.) I've got one program I want to port from Unix to Windows, which won't be tough (it's in C, uses GD graphics library which is available on both platforms), and when I have that I can create the viewable-size and thumbnail-size images on my laptop. Why is that important? Because I don't have to be connected to the net - I can just let the laptop work on it, possibly having the program run as soon as I've brought the images onto the laptop and turned them right way up. At this point that's the main bottleneck that can be sped up.
This weeend is shaping up to be a busy one, we've had 4 invitations so far. The first was for Long Beach residents Sharon Morgan and Mike Sheffield's wedding. We've also been invited to glittercat13 and darrelx's San Diego meet-up, to Scott Beckstead's poker party, and most recently to Long Beach residents Allison Hershey and Glenn Glazer's potluck party.
We probably won't go to all of them... library_lynn can't go to the wedding, she's working, but I'm free to go hither or thither.