Random update

I haven’t posted a blog entry in a while. So here’s a random one because it’s 04:30 in the morning and I feel like a break from sitting in front of the computer, so I’ll sit in front of the computer and write this :-) Seriously though, I’ve just been a little busy with “stuff” lately and planning various things that I’m going to do. Some random points:

  • The book is now available for pre-order. This serves as an excellent impetus for finishing it, and also as a replacement for coffee on those evenings and weekends ahead of me.
  • I’ve been going to the gym 3-4 times for the last couple of weeks and plan to keep it up. I’m obviously in need of losing a few pounds and it’s a great way to watch TV/iPod and get fit!
  • I’ve been asked to get involved with the running of a course at my local University, a course featuring Embedded Linux, FPGAs and the like. I like the idea of lecturing to people for the sake of my vanity. It feels good when people find you and randomly mail you about it.
  • Various forms and stuff got handed in to Uncle Sam, I’m hoping to move in October. Actually, I’m not hoping any more, I’m very keen to leave the country :-)
  • Lots of other private stuff that I might blog about at some point.

I’m planning on being in Zurich again this weekend to hook up with Sven for a concert. I plan to do a short trip to the US in the next couple of months and will probably aim for another crazy weekend in Ontario/Quebec sometime soon too. I’m confirmed at OLS and debating about giving a BOF at LUG Radio Live 2006 – logistics are fun there because I need to be in two places at once. Fortunately (is it really fortunate? I mean, we could run the thing all year long and it’d probably still be interesting…), OLS finishes the day before LRL and I can physically get back to the UK for a Sunday afternoon session. Then there’s the minor issue of getting back to Ottawa for the next day in time to join some friends for a hiking trip.

For those I mailed about Burning Man, I’m now very interested in planning that – it’s not certain that I’m going (yet), but if I can hook up with a cool group then I’m there. On the subject of cool things to do, I’m also planning this year’s second annual crazy pre-OLS adventure. Since I’ve been to the 6 larger provinces, I’m interested in heading out to the maritimes by train and then doing some cycling/random stuff. Also interested in cycling from Toronto to Montreal (or even from one of those locations to OLS) if Eric and others are keen on giving that a whirl. It is going to rule being 4 hours from NYC and only 7 hours from Ottawa by car – weekend craziness can be taken to the next level. Did I mention I’m insane already?


One Response to “Random update”

  1. Mick Gordon says:

    You are writing a book. i have one on the go as well but it sure is hard to knuckle down and finish it. Mick http://rockwatching.wordpress.com

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