Archive for April, 2007

Arrived in Bellingham

Friday, April 27th, 2007

I have arrived in Bellingham, WA.  Much smaller airport than I expected.   If you’re in the area I’m staying at the Bellingham Hampton Inn.

Six-String Samurai (1998)

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Six-String Samurai (1998)

Apparently it is worth your time….

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

This past weekend I blogged about the nation wide RIM / Blackberry outage, and Cingular’s plan to credit users.  The original consumerist post I was referring too had indicated they were crediting only a few dollars depending on your plan.  For $1 – $2 it didn’t seem like it would be worth my time to call.  However, today when I called about an unrelated question for my account, I mentioned the  RIM outage and requested a credit.  The rep asked me for the date and info about the outage and offered, I provided the details and mentioned it was covered by most major news outlets, in response she offered a $20 credit.

While I appreciate the credit, what concerns me is that the woman on the line said she hadn’t heard about this nation wide outage, but indicated that they have “hundreds of outages” per day and therefore would just assume I had a valid complain.  Anyways, if you have a few spare minutes go claim your $20 🙂

Linuxfest Northwest 2007 This Weekend

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Linuxfest Northwest 2007  will be held this weekend in Bellingham, WA.   Maru and I are going to fly up on Friday and stay the weekend to check it out.  If you plan to attend drop me a note or grab me at the show.

I’ve been meening to attend another community run show for quite sometime now.   I’ve never had a chance to attend LinuxFest Norht West or Ohio LinuxFest, considering how similar I’m told they are to SCALE, it will be interesting to see how the shows look from an attendees perspective, instead of that of an organizer.

Other shows I’d love to attend this year are bellow, but I’m not sure if my work schedule or my wallet can handle all of them:

– OSCON
– LinuxWorld Expo SF
– Defcon or Toorcon

I wish I could include LUGRadio Live in the list, but a trip to the UK at this point is probably out of the question this year.   Not to mention the visa issues for Maru at this point.

LinuxWorld .org Pavilion opens for submissions

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

It looks like LinuxWorld SF is going to do their .ORG area right for once.  I guess IDG is finally learning from the community run Linux and open-source conferences and unconferences.  If you are interested in a booth at LinuxWorld this year check out the application form:

LinuxWorld – .org Pavilion