Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
It wasn't until
someone asked me if I was going, and I saw that a new BSD user group
was going that things starting clicking into place.
You might ask: Why? The answer is simple: Because I can.
Yeah, OK, but why are you going?
People rarely do things unless there is something in it for themselves. I write this
website so I have good documentation. If I need to repeat the process, I know exactly
how I did it the last time. That is valuable to me. It saves me time. It also saves
time for you.
I'm going to Linux World because I want to see what goes on at such a huge event. I've
been to a few BSD conventions but I suspect that a Linux
convention is very different. The sheer number of people and exibitors is amazing. At least
to me. As I write this, the website says there are 126 exhibitors..... I've been to conferences
with that number of attendees.
And the thanks go to...
I have to thank George Rosamond for letting me stay at his place. Without that, I wouldn't be
able to go. I can't afford the hotel fees. And to chromatic (I'll explain that one in a future
article) for his help.
I'm driving down. Yes. Driving from Ottawa to New York city. It's about 8 hours, more or less.
I was there this summer. When it was 30C instead of -30C. The northeast is cold right now.
It might still be cold when I get there. I'm just glad the conference is all inside.
Yes, I hope to tell people about BSDCan and Bacula. I created those brochures today. They each took about
an hour or so to create. It was easier than I thought. I just took existing information and threw it all
together. I don't think I'll be able to make a living as a brochure designer, but I do think my creations
will get the message across and achieve the desired result.
You're coming with me!
My goal is to write a short bit each day and post it to the website. I'll summarize what I saw and what
I did each night. I don't think my photos will be available until after my return.
If you see any exhibitors
that I absolutely must see, please tell me. I'll add them to my list. Before I leave on Tuesday,
I will let you know what I'll be visiting.