LinuxCon Audio Diary… Coming Soon

As you will probably have heard me boasting everywhere, I’m going to Portland, Oregon for LinuxCon 2009 next week. I fly out on Friday (18th) and I think I’m mostly ready to go. A few people asked me to video blog the trip and I considered this, but a couple of problems immediately presented themselves:

  1. As Fab said on the latest Linux Outlaws, “Have they seen you?!” He’s right, it’s not pretty.
  2. I don’t have a decent camera or any real video editing skill.

This left me with a dilemma. I could write up reports of what happened each day but to be honest that sounds like far too much work. I’m not sure I’d want to write all that and I’m even less sure you’d want to read it. But then I hit upon a solution. What am I good at? Ok, don’t all jump at once. Audio seemed to be the answer. I’ll have my laptop and my portable Zoom H4 recorder for interviews anyway, so it should be easy to do a quick daily audio diary. Just something under 10mins reporting on what Linux celebrities I’ve met, what scrapes and adventures I’ve gotten into, and all that goodness. I’ll be posting the clips here each day and I’m calling it my LinuxCon Audio Diary. I’ve never been to the US before so this will be quite an experience for me, and I’m sure there’ll be plenty to talk about.

So that’s it really, I just wanted to let you know. Keep an ear out for that next week. Chip in with comments, questions or requests; as always, feedback is welcome. It’s gonna be quite a trip, as a great Liverpool band once sang, (no I’m not biased) get on the groovy train!!

See you soon,



  1. Ah our Fab, the master of courtesy šŸ˜‰
    have an awesome time and don’t forego living it for the benefit of documenting it! (too much)

  2. Thanks Ana, that’s good advice. I expect I’ll have plenty of free time sat around the hotel so it shouldn’t be a problem, but I’ll keep it in mind. I’ll also be keeping in touch with you on hotel wi-fi I hope šŸ™‚

  3. Don’t listen to Fab, he’s just gay! šŸ™‚

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