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.
On Friday, I wrote about heading down to Linux World Expo.
Since then I've become convinced that this event has not been widely advertised. I've heard
from at least a dozen people who didn't know it was on. That said, perhaps such events
don't need to be widely known to be both heavily attended and extremely useful. I'll find both answers
Here are are the events I am planning on seeing. This list was compiled
through the Linux World Expo site. It's a nice feature. You create yourself
a login, click on the talks you want, and you have a schedule. Conflicts
are highlighted, as well as walking times between talks. You can add items to the
schedule, such as meetings with other users. It's very handy.
You can also select the exhibitors you wish to visit. You can then print out a
custom map. That's useful, but I have two gripes about that feature.
Hightlighting the selected vendors in red isn't much useful when printing in black
and white. It makes the booth number impossible to read. A grey scale instead
would be better.
I selected well over 40 vendors. When printing the map, the vendor list was
printed behind the map. Not very useful. See for yourself on this
I tried Opera, IE, and Netscape.
They all had the same problem. I saved the output to a file, then manually
massaged the file until I could get something worth printing.
If you think there are other absolutely-must-see talks, please let me know.
Since Friday, I have redone the brochures for
Bacula and BSDCan. I decided that
folding several hundred pieces of paper was not a good thing to do.
Staples printed 750 copies of the BSDCan brochure
and 500 copies of the Bacula brochure for about CAD$87.00. Remember: both brochures are double
On Sunday night, I also did up a brochure for Open Source Weekend.
I'm taking about 100 copies of that, single sided, so I'll just print those off at home.
I haven't seen my friend Dana since she visited New Zealand. Since then she has accumulated
a husband and 1.5 children. I've met none of them despite living just 8 hours
drive from them. I'll be visiting them too.