I’m here at the beautiful Palace Hotel in San Francisco for the Real Estate Connect conference put on by Inman News. I’ve been to Connect conferences in the past and came away with some fond memories of presentations by Larry Page and John Seely Brown. I’m sure my raincityguide blogger colleagues are here someplace; by this time of night I’ll guess they’re out drinking and I’ll hook up with them tomorrow. There are two tracks to choose from tomorrow morning, blogging and foreclosures. Guess which one I signed up for? Tomorrow afternoon, Brad Inman delivers the opening keynote “How the Nomadic Culture Will Rock Your World” and right after that, we’ll here from Craig Newmark and RCG’s Dustin Luther and THEN finally, “The Housing Debate: Bull v. Bear” panel with two of my favorite bloggers, CR from CalculatedRisk and Yves Smith from Naked Capitalism. It doesn’t look like all the meals are covered so if anyone who knows San Francisco has suggestions for where to step out for a quick bite, please let me know. I’m across the street from the Mongtomery Street BART station and I am armed with a four day BART pass.