I had prepared for my first trip to PAX the way I must prepare for everything else: through rigorous research, planning, and incessant pestering of my friends. What kind of water bottle should I bring? Collapsible. Pain killers? More than one kind, just in case someone you’re with is allergic to one. Hand sanitizer? Apply liberally to everything. Even that child? Especially that child. Sneakers? Don’t forget the gel insoles. Zinc and vitamin C? Begin a rigorous course three weeks prior and bring some with you just in case.
The google doodle hides an easter egg today. If you head on over to http://www.google.com and search for Zerg Rush, you’ll treat yourself to the sudden dismantling of your results by none other then the zerg (as the google o’s). You can beat them back with the click of your finger or let them be the scourge to your search. Either way it’s a fun distraction brought to you by the googs.