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Working on my conference travel plans and wishes for the year. I am downgrading OLS to a maybe, the cost is becoming more of a factor. Likewise, while I had incredible fun at FOSDEM last year, and OSCON in 2006, I cannot justify the airfare/hotel expenses for them. I would like to attend SCALE at some point as well, but uncertain for the same cost reason.

Done:
  • February 25-27, SCALE 9x @ Los Angeles, CA, USA. [SCALE9x].
  • April 11-14, MySQL UC @ Santa Clara, CA, USA [MySQLconf].
  • April 13, Embedded Linux Conference @ San Francisco, CA [ELC].
Confirmed:
  • April 27-30, STS-134 launch @ Kennedy Space Centre, FL, USA [STS134].
  • May 26-29, Bowen Island, BC, Canada.
  • June 25-26, Mini Maker Faire Vancouver @ Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • August 17-19, LinuxCon 2011 @ Vancouver, BC, Canada [LinuxCon].
  • August 25-28, PAX Prime 2011 @ Seattle, WA, USA.
Maybe:
  • July 25-29, OSCON @ Portland, OR, USA.
  • August 7-11, SIGGRAPH 2011 @ Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • October 19-22, Access 2011, @ Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • October 22-23, Google Summer of Code 2011 Mentor Summit @ Mountain View, CA, USA.
Would like to go, but out of my financial reach:
  • February 5-6, FOSDEM @ Brussels, Belgium.
  • June 13-15, Linux Symposium @ Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  • September 7-9, Linux Plumbers @ Santa Rosa, CA, USA.
Notes
SCALE9x
Arriving on the 24th actually
MySQLconf
I will be manning the phpMyAdmin booth, like past 5 years.
ELC
Dropped in for just one day for hallway track
STS134
KSC grandstand seats to see the penultimate launch :-)
LinuxCon
Local this year, so no travel costs :-)
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2011/04/26
Added GSoC, Access 2011, Bowen Island, STS-134
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So my carry-on laptop backpack got a full going-over because of a little folding tripod that apparently looked weird on the scanner...

And they saw and removed the small zipties that I use for securing my suitcase normally, claiming that I could use them to tie people up.

Nevermind the 6ft ethernet cable, or the laptop cable, I was going to be able to tie somebody up with a couple of zip-ties, each 5cm in length, with a width of less than 4mm.

The American TSA side has never complained about them, and now on a Canadian domestic flight they did. Just simply crazy.

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I need to write a really detailed blogpost later, however one of the odder moments, was a Gentoo user from the LA area calling me "a walking manpage". To dissect, this is not correct, a directory of manpages perhaps, but not a singular manpage.

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