I was just reading John Nunemaker's blog where he mentioned the Rails Machine party among other things. I bumped into John at the party and he's pretty funny. :-) Anyways, as a Rails Machine customer (both directly and indirectly) I was invited and attended for my second straight year. There was the usual interesting people and interesting conversation. I had a good time and even learned a few things about SCSI controllers under Linux and Hawaii's version of the Grand Canyon.
I just wanted to give a shout out to Bradley, Rob, Jesse, and the whole (growing) Rails Machine gang. Every client I work with is hosted with RM and our experiences with hosting, service and support have been great. Rails Machine also kindly hosts Pastie free of charge.
I'm not much of a drinker, but conversation was good so I stayed until closing time. Before leaving I happened to catch a quick glance at the bill. Wow. I will say that I've never bought liquor and party food for 100+ people before at one time... but really... Wow.
Brad must love his customers as much as we love Rails Machine.
John had good things to say about the party as well so I just wanted to jump in there and second him as well as say: Keep up the great service and awesome parties Rails Machine! See you next year.