LCA 2010

My Linux Conference AU slides are now posted on my server. The USB 3.0 talk went really well, and I look forward to sharing it when the LCA videos go up in the next couple weeks.

LCA was a total blast! The speakers were wonderful, and I really felt integrated into the conference and social events by the techie women of LCA. Thank you to Sara, Jo, Jacinta, Liz, and all the other Haecksen of LCA2010!

The only downside is the weather. It’s really quite rainy here, although it’s 10-15 degrees warmer than Portland. I think Jamey and I are going to skip the Tongariro Crossing and go straight to the glow worm caves at Te Kuiti/Waitmo. At least we’ll be in a cave while it’s raining!

San Juan Islands Bike Trip Pictures

I’m finally done sorting through the pictures from the bike trip Jamey and I took in the San Juan Islands. I take a shitload of pictures every vacation, mostly because I’m not happy with the “automatic” setting on my Canon PowerShot A630. I ended up filtering a lot of them when I decided which to post to my picasaweb album, and now I’m filtering them further to present my favorite trip pictures here:

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Fortunes from the sky

Jamey and I will be biking the San Juan Islands to celebrate our first anniversary. Today I decided to go to the central library to check out some travel books on the subject.

It turned out that all the books on the San Juans were checked out. I was bummed because I had gone to the library for nothing, and I was going to be an hour late to the PSAS meeting. I got in the elevator to go down from the third floor. As the elevator started moving, this piece of paper fell from the ceiling:

Lincoln City, OR beach trip

This past weekend, my Grandma Bailey turned 80. My family took my grandma to Lincoln City to celebrate. It was a wonderful trip, and it felt good to spend time with my family.

Highlights:

  • The house we rented had spectacular views, crazy stairs down to the beach, and an enclosed hot tub by the cliff.
  • Depot Bay has an interesting harbor, but the shops are boring unless you like trinkets and knick-knacks. I was disappointed that I spent more time shopping than on the beach.

More pictures below the cut.

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