LCA2013 Wrap(-ish) – slides for my talk

Feb 04 2013 Published by under linux

Well I am home again.  I spent about 15 hours on the road including breaks, and actually somewhat enjoyed the trip.  I actually would have liked to have taken a couple of days and spend a bit more time enjoying the scenery and stops but I had the feeling our children were driving my poor wife crazy after 8 days away so I  had to keep on moving.

I could have done it in about 12-13 hours, but the breaks are necessary.  There is ample evidence along the side of the Sturt Highway between Hay and Balranald as to why this is so (see picture.)  I am also glad I did this stretch late morning, it would have been a struggle late evening especially after such an intense week.

Shows burned out car on side of road on Sturt Highway

At Wagga Wagga there is a RAAF base, which had a museum out the front.

Antique RAAF jet fighter

Some things were a bit funnier:

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Anyway, it was a long trip.

I have uploaded the slides for my Open Programming Miniconf talk, Reducing Bugs with Boost/Test, here.

I am rather tired, and I still have unfinished homework from the conference I really should do this week, so I may or may not blog more about the conference a bit later.  For those who attended my talk, I thank you and hope you found it of some use.

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Take a breather

Nov 11 2012 Published by under realworld

After an overly hectic six months I have a week off, woot!

I have a backlog of tech stuff to blog about.

I just purchased my ticket to LCA2013 in Canberra at the end of January. I am intending to get there Sunday arvo to go to the newcomers session, technically I am not a newcomer as such any more, but I missed it last year which was my first.

It turns out that I am going to get to OSDC in Sydney next month as well.

Fun times ahead :-)

While I was typing this, there was a bushfire (really a scrub fire) 20k north of our place – my wife is out there somewhere in command of a CFS truck. I took the photo an hour ago, and now I walked out for another look the smoke has subsided, so they seem to have it under control.Fire north of Avon

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