I am currently in Toronto for Debconf 2.I am staying with some e-mail friends and I was worried that the conference would prevent us from spending time together. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised when they both showed up after work today - it turns out that they signed up for it! That was very thoughtful of them (I just hope that they enjoy it).
Before the conference got underway, I was fortunate to be sitting beside Gabriela (last name eludes me at the moment). She's an anthropologist studying Debian for her dissertation and she is wonderfully clueful. She is attending the conference in order to interview developers for her work and she types away on her tiny portable (running Linux, of course). She was telling a group of us how The Ruckus Society (and many other politically active groups) was learning to use Free software because it fit with their ideology. Cool.
I left my laptop behind today, but I'll bring it tommorow. Hopefully I will be productive in some way.