For myself I will also be checking out PLUG after meeting some of its members. I've learned quite a bit about Linux and FreeBSD, but I have so much more to learn that I think this will be an excellent resource. I also found out that Linus himself not only lives in the area, but in my town! Now I have to start paying more attention to folks at the grocery store;-) Unfortunately I don't have much in the way of coolness to win the $1000 thinkgeek certificate, other than meeting some great people, hearing my first goatse comment in real life, and clubbing with Linus and his entourage of Trailblazer cheerleaders... Well, two out of three. Linus wasn't actually there for the Slashdot party.
Finally, the folks below are the ones I hung out with last night. There were some others there as well, but I didn't chat with them and I missed their handles:-(