it's been an interesting coupla weeks. first apachecon here in london. excellent, really good to spend some time with people who are interested in all the good things and to get away from all the negativity here at work. a lot of good stuff, particularly gstein's talk on dav and mod_dav. i'm expecting the momentum to build behind it over the next year or so, there is so much potential in it. having worked with it a little for a staging server in the last few months i thought i had it sussed, but greg suggested all sorts of possibilities i had never concidered. the subversion work looks particularly interesting. i still think OS level support would be very good for it, saving the need to build support directly into applications. IE5 goes some of the way, but stops short. it's going to be interesting to see if nautilus adopts any of it.
i was in Cannes at the beginning of this week for an other conference, this time on Vignette's V5 (content management system). couldn't have been more different from apachecon. very different people, motives, location. still not sure of the company as a whole, though it's looking more and more likely that they are the only ones who can provide what we need, short of getting a large number of people in to do a custom system. of course the latter would be more fun, but unfortunately i'm not making the decisions.
off to france again tomorrow morning, though purley leisure this time, seeing S's parents. bought some very foul smelling cheese from the covent garden dairy for them. fantastic place if you ever get the chance.
still to hear anything about the job. agencies are scum. they don't care. i hate them all.
a good mate left our wonderful organisation today. damn fine guy, shame to have lost him. here's to you, and thanks for the root account ;)
listening to spinner a lot recently. pretty impressed. saves having to either bring in a bunch of cds or mess about with mp3s. also exposing me to a load of new music which i otherwise never get. just found out fatboy slim is releasing a new album shortly, bliss :)
going home now.