5 Nov 2007
(updated 5 Nov 2007 at 04:20 UTC) »
Back from UDS Boston
I have arrived back from FOSSCamp and UDS Boston.
Had a little issue with weather which caused a delay in my
flight out of Boston until 10pm which meant I got to spend 6
hours in a hotel (at Alaska Air's expense) to wait for the
next flight out. Then of course, I had a nice delay in
Seattle due to weather again. All these delays meant I
arrived home after about 16 hours of travel, twice what I
was planning. I did get a nice reminder of why I live in
Victoria. As the flight crossed the border, the weather
cleared. What was raining and completely socked in ground
fog became gloriously clear skies.
Minor flight details aside, UDS and FOSSCamp rocked! Thanks
to Canonical for sponsoring me again and for running such
great events. I especially want to thank James Troup (elmo)
and Chris Jones (Ng) for keeping all of the infrastructure
up and running. Scott Ritchie, my roommate, commented that
phones actually worked this time! Having run my an Asterisk
box at my last work
place, I can feel their pain.
As an aside, I highly recommend Alaska Air/Horizon Air.
Every single of their employees was professional and
courteous. Besides the hotel voucher, I also got two "free
money" vouchers for food, valid at any SeaTac store for