28 Apr 2003
(updated 28 Apr 2003 at 08:04 UTC) »
Now back with my head just above water following the inevitable
catch-up operation that comes after a vacation. I had a great time
in India, but it took a week to recover afterwards!
Conferences. May to July is the busiest season for conferences. The
biggest event on the horizon is XML
Europe (5-8 May), for which I'm programme chair. There have been several
last-minute dropouts so I've got some juggling to do. (Ankh
-- I really hope you can make it, despite the SARS uncertainty.) These are not
easy times for running conferences, unfortunately. Even if you get over the
nervousness about travelling, there are budgetary constraints to overcome.
Many conferences have gone to the wall in the last couple of years. Happily,
we seem to be on track compared to last year, and I'm really excited about the
programme. Later in May I'm going to WWW2003, which from what I hear has also been
finding it somewhat difficult.
Hacking. I managed to fit more time in with gnome-bluetooth last
week, and added a primitive OBEX server, so I can now send photos and other
files from my shiny Sony Ericsson P800 to my PC. I'm busy hacking on support
for sending files the other way now. My talk on Bluetooth and GNOME has been
accepted for GUADEC, so I've got quite a
lot of writing to do on this topic.
Debian. Just after I went on vacation, Marco released epiphany 0.5, so I also had to find time
to update my Debian package last week, as folk were already clamouring for the
new release (give me a break, people, I only had 10 days vacation! :) I built
it against Mozilla 1.3, which seems to have various
issues, but at least this means epiphany builds against a few more
architectures. Roll on, Moz 1.4....