Back from LCA, what fun! I've decided that airplanes are generally ok except for the landing bit. On the trip back from Sydney, the pilot today was obviously having some trouble due to the strong winds. Add to that the fact that economy class seats are not designed for shoulders like mine (ie people sitting next to me better be ok with getting cozy) and I've come to a life decision that I will try to sleep through every single moment of every trip I will henceforth take in a commercial airliner. I'm guessing this whole New Economy stuff doesn't apply to airline passengers.
My talk went as well as I hoped, and all 5 people who turned up instead of going to Rasterman's Pretty Picturefest seemed happy enough with my brand of monotonous drone. I didn't get through all of my material and ran out of question time, luckily my abrasive personality didn't stop many of the 5 people coming up to me and chatting after the show.
I got to chat with a LOT of people at LCA, and I'm glad I got some email addresses coz I would forget too many of the conversations.
Meeting two rather famous GNOMEs was one of the major highlights though. Now if only I could meet some KDE developers...
I've committed an autoconf test to require perl 5.6 for kdoc. Let's see how many "kdoc hangs!" reports are now replaced with "kdoc didn't require perl 5.6 before!" (note to self: prepare a boilerplate reply)
If this works my life will be 50% better.
I just read Bob Alsina's little one-man-army flamewar on linuxtoday. I prefer the "write three words, but make them the truth" approach, myself. But Mr. Schaller can bring out the worst in anybody.
I've promised to do a talk at the LUV Programmers' SIG either about my talk at LCA, or about PyQt. Since I remember feeling like I was pulling out my own teeth at the LCA talk, I think I'll try to get a working version of my gadfly/PyQt hack complete and talk about that instead. I have a whole month, woohoo. I'm happy that TestGrid is effectively finished and the folks at work now owe me some Open Source hack...er... Software Engineering time.