Hacker convention in NY City

USA Today reports that The third and final day of The Fifth HOPE found a number of attendees howling about their hangovers, advanced sleep debt, and other miseries – perfect for the 10am rant session hosted by conference stalwart Cheshire Catalyst. (Your reporter did not attend, though one participant asked if she was troubled by one blast leveled therein, presumably about the press. Details were not forthcoming.) Several seminars focused on older computers, preserving digital history, and exploring abandoned and urban structures – looking back to the past as Fifth HOPE itself edged into history.