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Colds, parks, and holidays

We’ve all been sick a lot. It seems we’re in the midst of what all families go through when their kids first go to (pre)school, a non-stop parade of colds that are annoying, but not severe enough to require anything beyond rest and cold medicine. We have the added fun of regular COVID-19 tests, both […]

August visit to Philadelphia

As I’ve already written, in mid-August I road tripped with my aunt and mother up the east coast from central Florida to Philadelphia. They left on Wednesday, leaving me on my own until that evening when I had to drop the MDX off at the shop to get the windshield replaced due to a very […]

Spring Trip to Philadelphia and New Jersey

I didn’t think I’d be getting on a plane at all in March, but plans shifted and we scheduled a trip to Philadelphia and New Jersey that left my beloved San Francisco on Sunday March 29th and returned us home on Monday, April 6th. Our mission: Deal with our east coast storage. Without getting into […]

Wedding planning stuff and a PLUG meeting in Philly

Last week MJ and I headed to Philadelphia to celebrate the new year, attend a PLUG meeting and go to several wedding-related appointments we had lined up. Some flurries awaited our arrival Saturday night and there was already snow on the ground due to past precipitation, but it was nothing too worrying. Fortunately the weather […]

Ubuntu Developer Summit for Lucid Lynx – Dallas, Texas: Thursday and Friday

Yes, I’m trying to set a record for latest UDS wrap-up post! Finally, here’s the follow-up to my last post. UDS Day 4 – Encouraging A Diverse Community – This was a really interesting session as it focused less on tackling the diversity issue directly and instead focused on getting folks involved in general. Amber […]

Ubuntu Developer Summit for Lucid Lynx – Dallas, Texas: Tuesday and Wednesday

Last week I attended my first Ubuntu Developer Summit! It was a pleasure to be sponsored for this trip, so thanks again to Canonical for handling travel expenses, and to LinuxForce and my boss for allowing me to take the time off to attend. My flight came in Monday evening, grabbed a taxi and checked […]

Trip to New York for Ubuntu Release Event in Waterloo

This past weekend I drove up to Waterloo, New York with my friend Crissi to attend the New York Team‘s Ubuntu Release Event. We left Pennsylvania around 10AM on Saturday and headed out to NY, stopped at Friendly’s in Scraton for lunch and arrived in Seneca Falls, NY around 4PM. The weather driving up was […]

Ubuntu Pennsylvania – Philly Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) Release Party

Yesterday we held the Philadelphia Karmic Koala 9.10 Release/Halloween Party over at Manayunk Diner in Manayunk. We used this place for the Jaunty release party and once again it turned out to be a great venue, thanks again to Jim Fisher for securing it for us, even if he couldn’t make it out to the […]

Upcoming Ubuntu Release Parties: Philadelphia, PA and Waterloo, NY!

I’m all geared up for the Karmic release, and luckily my scheduled worked out so that it’s possible to attend two release parties, in two different states! First is the one at my beloved Ubuntu Pennsylvania Team on Halloween. Karmic! Costumes! Cake! Should be a lot of fun More information about the event is on […]

CPOSC 2009 wrap-up and an interview

On Saturday I attended the Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference 2009 as a table sponsor (for Ubuntu Pennsylvania) and a speaker. We arrived at CPOSC around 8AM to meet up with Jonathan and Crissi Simpson who had also come up from Philly the evening before, and to finally meet Bret Fledderjohn! Bret did an amazing […]