Sorry, very thin on the free software news in this entry.
Got an airport card for my iBook, so that ends my laptop-related purchases for the next few years. Now I need to compile a new kernel to get it working. I'm still excited about it - it is by far my favorite machine.
I also made a patch for the kernel janitors project for the first time. As it turns out, someone else submitted a patch for the same problem about 2 hours before I was finished mine, so I didn't submit it. I was actually pleased with that because I had a chance to see how they had done things. I'll have to wait and see whether I'll become an active participant in this project (which I have always thought was neat).
Went parachuting for the first time today at the Gatineau Airport. Dropped from 3500 feet and had to contend with some wind, which was a bit intimidating (at least on the ground before the jump and when stepping out of the plane door). Letting go was actually very easy, but the first full turn scared the crap out of me because you tilt at a 45 degree angle (and drop a hell of a lot faster). Lots of fun, though, and I got a few pictures of other people from the ground. I will definitely be going back.
Oh, and I found another double of myself (one of the guys jumping from 11,500 feet). That's the third person that I have seen that looks a lot like me (and have had other people along to tease me about it). Scary.