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Monday, June 20, 2011


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shockwave yareach

When the world wide VR system called Second Life manages to escape California and hold the conference in the South, I'll consider it. ATM, it looks like little more than a group of LL's friends getting together to pat each other's backs. Not something I'll spend a great deal of money to attend, no.

Indigo Mertel

>> Arizmendi Bakery (a short cab ride from the hotel) has the best California-style pizza in the state, and quite arguably makes the best pizza in the world. (Yes, New Yorkers, I went there.) <<

Groan... pleeaase! Not the first time I see this. Hamlet, American pizza is just an imitation of the real thing. I am perfectly fine if you guys argue over where the best American pizza is made, but claiming it to be the best in the world?!?

You gotta try the real thing before you can ever make that claim, starting from Naples, Italy, where pizza comes from.


* Indigo, living in Italy where we make the real thing

FlipperPA Peregrine

Shockwave: SLCC has been held all over the place... including one year in Tampa. Coming up with regular locations makes a lot of sense, as SLCC is no longer a startup conference.

For an encore, you want to move the CES or DefCon out of Las Vegas? How about moving DragonCon? This gives two options, and flights really aren't that expensive.

As for pizza, I prefer Greek style to Italian style...and Philly has the best pizza. We've got more pizza places than NYC in a ton of varieties (over 500), and most of it is awesome. I always miss Philly pizza when I travel, and I've had pizza in quite a few countries and states!

Hamlet Au

I knew my pizza remark would generate controversy! I do admit not to having any Philly slices. Though I have had pizza in Rome, Venice, and Florence, and it's extremely good, but I do love Arizmendi better. :)


@shockwave, slcc has been several times in other states than california. If i count correctly, only twice was it in SF, four times in other states.

From experience I can tell you, it is never a 'we love LL' fest, there is always ample oppertunity to air your grievances to available Lindens.

FlipperPA Peregrine

Pizza controversies are always fun. I've been lucky enough to have pizza in San Fran (though not at Arizmendi... will make sure to next time), Chicago, New York, Boston, Philly, Jacksonville (FL), Cleveland, Toronto, Houston... the list goes on. Bombay Ice Cream in San Fran, however, is awesome for a change of pace.

Even the United Kingdom, with a ton of native Italians making pizza... has their best pizza at Pizza Hut. And Britain puts very weird toppings on their pizza (corn?). It was actually better in Scotland than England or Ireland. England should stick to curry!

France isn't much better. Italy and Greece are both very good, as, oddly enough is Switzerland. Pizza in Egypt is very much American chain style.

Yes, I love pizza. :)

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