I couldn't attend ISWC this year (though there are quite a few people from our group going). Among the many interesting things happening at the conference is the Semantic Desktop Workshop. Happily, it's being logged in real-time on IRC (channel #swig at freenode), logs here: Semantic Web Interest Group IRC Chat Logs for 2005-11-06.
Update: there's also a real-time log of the Semantic Web Interaction Workshop on #swiw on Freenode. Unclear yet if or when the log will appear on the web. Also, I moved this posting to my personal blog where it should have been, from the Jena announce blog where it shouldn't. D'oh!