I dropped in on Scoble's geek dinner thing down the street. I admit I had an agenda -- I wanted to catch up with Avi Bryant whom I have wanted to meet for a while as I think he does very interesting hacking, and as Dabble looks really cool. He demonstrated it for the Flock guys and myself and it makes gmail look like SquirrelMail in terms web applications compared to web sites. Very nice! I particularly like the hands-on data mucking aspect.
FInally, I may have conned Avi into giving me a Squeak tutorial. Apparently he suffered from the same "this cannot be serious" reaction I keep having to Squeak (and even Visual Works, though that is less glaringly obnoxious). Apparently when someone who is good shows you around things start clicking. I'll believe it after seeing what he's done. I would not want to write that in any kind of model 2 framework, period.
Fun time, hope to see ya'll again before too long!