Currently sitting in the drupalmel meetup - Drupal Users of Melbourne gather to share thoughts, discoveries and challenges. It's good fun. The new digs at publicity works are very spacious, so if you've been wondering where to find fellow Drupal folk in Melbourne, consider adding the 2nd Tuesday of the month to your calendar.
Ada Lovelace Day was started last year in 2009 by Suw Charman. It's about celebrating, recording and uncovering the achievements, discoveries and special qualities of women in technology and science.
We are not Unicorns. We are everywhere. But our history is easily submerged, discounted and dismissed. Too easily forgotten.
Thanks Suw - this is an awe inspiring initiative. I salute you.
For Ada Lovelace Day 2010 I salute Jude Milhon.
I went for a swim today! And yesterday too - And I've been walking daily for over a week. It feels good. It's been too long.
I've also cut out sugar in my coffee.
I've become obese in recent years and it just feels awful. It's never been about body image for me. Thank goodness! I've seen the heartbreaking consequences of that kind of thinking. But I do really enjoy having energy, and I've been lacking that for a long time now. I put it down to spending too much energy just carrying too much bulk.
Goodness me, it really is only a week away now. The best linux and free and open source conference I've ever ever been to. This year linux.conf.au is in Wellington, New Zealand at http://lca2010.org.nz . LCA2009 was fabulous, LCA2008 was brilliant, LCA2007 was awesome and LCA2006 was inspiring. I expect LCA2010 to be better than all of them. Combined.
No Pressure Guys ;)
The Welly10 team, slaving and sleep-deprived, have been putting the finishing touches on a well-executed plan. I truly fear they are putting all of us who went before them to shame.
Here's what I'm looking at doing in Wellington next week.