July 11th, 2003

Semiformalishmaybe

OSCon Report (part 5)

Today was a good day.I went to MJD's Perl BOF -- it was small, informal, and good.The topics danced all over the place, and he has all sorts ofinteresting ideas.. another thinker type. Earlier, I went to asession on an open PIM, led by Mitchell Baker, formerly of Mozilla.I got quite a lot more swag (it's all about knowing *when* to hangaround there -- when it's slow or when they're closing up, they handout stuff like mad), and had some good conversations. Still, something'smissing. I'll write more about that later.

I sketched out an idea for an atease-like system for Linux during one ofthe classes. I might implement it.

I had an idea a second ago, and had the idea to go outside and sit whilesketching it out. It was about philosophy, and it was good, but I lost it.Maybe it'll come back. I'm going to go sit outside anyhow. Ahh, yes,I also want to write about abstract love sometime -- being in love, butwithout a particular (or at least noncomposite) target. I'll probablywrite more before I post this stuff, unless I forget. Bye.

Postnote: Nah, I'll write about it later.

Semiformalishmaybe

OSCon Report (part 6)

It's the last hurrah for the conference. The mood of the people, thepacking of the things, the music, all are of a kind of generic "moving on""thinking of home" theme. It's not literally over yet, but the box ofmemory all this is being packed into is out and open. In a way, this is thecounterpart to Hypatia for me -- both are expressions of who I am.

Just finished the keynote on Von Neumann. It was interesting and funny --I'm probably going to want to see if I can get some of the original materialsfrom the appropriate libraries. I didn't realize that so many of the greatsearly this century worked in the same place...