Despite my car issues on the way to CVG, the rest of my trip to MDQ went off without a hitch. The flights from CVG and IAH left without delay and the bus ride from EZE to MDQ was uneventful, if long. I'm looking forward to another exciting time at DebConf!
I'm starting my trip to Mar del Plata, Argentina for DebConf 8 for my second DebConf. Although I live in Indianapolis, I'm flying out of Cincinnati since I found a cheaper flight. My trip to DebConf 7 was riddled with delays and I was hoping for my trip to DC8 to be nice and trouble free. I almost got my wish, but 10 miles from CVG the transmission went out on my car. After dealing with AAA for an hour I finally caught a cab to the airport. So far, nothing else bad has happened but I won't hold my breath until I'm safely in MDQ. Hope to see you there!
I had a great time at DebConf 7 last year in Edinburgh and am looking forward to another great time at DebConf 8 in Mar del Plata this year. Hopefully this year's trip to DebConf will be less hectic than last year's (I still need to finish my blog post about that). See you in Argentina!
When I got to work this morning, it was a little warm in my cubicle. I went to the IUPUI website to find the number for campus facility services and saw a notice that a construction accident knocked out chilled water service (which is used by the air conditioning units on campus). As it got steadily warmer throughout the day, I found out more information about the accident: it didn't occur on campus, the demolition at the Marriott struck a 42" chilled water pipe, knocking out service at IUPUI and several other sites around the area.
Wil Wheaton is set to appear on an upcoming episode of Family Guy. Family Guy has been consistently great and hopefully Wil's episode will add to the sweetness that is Family Guy. Another sci-fi related Family Guy I'm anxious to see is the Star Wars episode which premiers this Sunday. Hopefully we're back in town by then :)
I just read that Citrix is acquiring XenSource, the company behind the open source Xen hypervisor. I have a CCA (Citrix Certified Administrator certification) in Metaframe 1.8 from a few years ago but I haven't really kept up with Citrix. I have kept up with virtualization though, particularly Xen and VMWare. This new acquisition seems particularly interesting and I wonder how this will affect the open source Xen.
Of course someone who loves Sponge Bob still finds humor in liquid poop songs :)
Today's my 29th birthday and Fox was gracious enough to release The Simpsons Movie today - Woo Hoo! We're going to a birthday dinner at Buca di Beppo with friends and then seeing the movie after dinner. Hopefully the movie is as good as the trailers make it seem - recent seasons haven't been as good as the earlier seasons, but I'm optimistic :)