It’s easy to be motivated with a deadline looming. I was able to finish up my Chapter 6 hw because it is due tomorrow, however, Chapter 7 and the take home test being due a week from tomorrow…well, it’s slow going. It is going though. In one of my many breaks, I figured I would tell you (I’m not sure who “you” is these days) about National Novel Writing Month and how I’m going to participate. Actually, there’s not a lot to say other than that I’m doing it. I have thought about the plot a bit, but I can’t tell you that! I do know that I’ll be dedicating the book to The Linux Outlaws and the title will be The Linux Outlaw (though the singularity/plurality of this is subject to change). I have not decided if I will release the Chapters on the blog, but I’m guessing not in case I want to go back and change things as the idea forms in my mind from start to finish. As usual, if there is outcry, I will do it…but there’s never been an outcry about anything on the blog.
The ever present Upcoming Events section!
Tuesday, October 20th, 7pm: MadLUG presentation on Nagios and SNMP. The one is probably not one you need to be a desktop Linux user to gain from. Nagios and SNMP are networking/sysadmin tools. If you’ve been to meetings in the past, please note that this event will be in Van Vleck, not Chamberlain. Details are on the link.
Saturday, November 7th, 7pm: MilwaukeeDevHouse4. DevHouses are essentially parties where people hack. I’m planning on writing a substantial portion of the aforementioned novel that night. If you’d like to carpool from Madison, please see this thread on the Web608 Google Group.
Halloween is coming up and I’ve been invited to three different parties. None of them are super-public, but if you’re looking for something to do, definitely hit me up.
I don’t talk about sports here too much. It’s supposed to be a technology blog (though the novel thing doesn’t really count either…). I do want to mention that “It was Kentucky’s first win over Auburn since 1966.” At Auburn. As a dual UK-Bama fan, it doesn’t get any better than this. UK really needs to exorcise the demons against UT too though. I couldn’t find the streak length of the Volunteers of the Wildcats but I wouldn’t be surprised if The Bear wasn’t the last UK coach to beat UT.
Ok, I’m done procrastinating.