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<faqtoid> TU13, "Apache Security Secrets Revealed" (Mark Cox), 14:30 Tue
So it looks like I'll be out in Vegas for ApacheCon 2003!
The months just fly by. I ended up spending a lot of time on the presentation and the final paper came in at about 40 pages. I'm pretty pleased with it, see my site for a PDF version. For some reason the paper was not included on the conference CD which really sucks considering I got it in before the deadline (and before some of the other papers that made it on to the CD). Anyway, it's on my site so take a look.
Just back from ApacheCon in Las Vegas; a little more budget than previous years, but all that matters is that the content is being delivered by experts right? Hmmm, well talking of which, I made a serious judgement error on the amount of material in my talk and ended up covering only 75% of what I put in the paper, which sucked. I'd spent a lot of time getting the presentation just right too, so it was a little devestating to find out I only had 30 minutes left with over half the material still to go.
We got some ASF keysigning going on, but the BOF was scheduled for 8am so some of the main ASF folks were not around to take part which was a shame.
We had a good time in Vegas, getting to see all the sights including the Star Trek Experience again, get out to Red Rock Canyon, and still have time to win about $40 on the slots.
Suddenly realised that in the next month I have to write and prepare for 5 different presentations. I'm talking at ApacheCon in November and want to make the talk extra special, so I'll take a couple of days off in the next week or two to make sure it has some interesting content. "Apache Security Secrets Revealed" although I've no intention of hiding behind a mask until the end :)
So I keep finding web logs mentioning Douglas Adams who
died at the weekend aged only 49. I'll add my story:
I'm a huge fan of Douglas Adams (was in the fanclub
ZZ9-plural-Z-alpha as a teenager) and at ApacheCon in
London last October got into line to get my book signed by
(photo). The second time around when things had become
more quiet I approached him again to get a book signed for
Apache Week to give away. Instead of idle chit-chat I
asked him about the film. This peaked his interest and he
launched into telling me all about it and the problems and
was really animated. He seemed pleased that someone was
interested in it and was happy to talk to me for a few
minutes until I thought I'd held up the line long enough.
Or maybe he'd realised that the more he talked to me the
less books he had to sign.
The signature in the two books were far from identical, but
it read "Bop Ad" just like I expected.
So it turns out the guy who wrote
libxml and libxslt works for Red Hat too as I was in a phone
conference today with him. I've also been looking at the
Perl module that links in libxslt but it's having teething
problems with glibc 2.2.2.
Finished off my
ApacheCon 2001 and my
Worked out my schedule for the next weeks, I fly to England
next week for 4 days, then to Raleigh for 4 days, then
Reston Virginia for 4, then Raleigh for 3, then Santa Clara
for ApacheCon for 5, then Raleigh for a week, then back to
the UK. All economy too :-(
Finally got a spare few hours so finished updating the XML
of news stories about Apache. Used it to update the
FInished "The Longest Journey". Best interactive fiction
I've ever played.
My DELL laptop wasn't suspending to disk, found out it was
because the suspend partition had to be in the first 8Gb of
the drive. Took that time to re-install Linux (it had never
been installed right) and decided to use the latest Red Hat
rawhide. I was pretty amazed when it detected and worked
with my Wavelan card and random PCMCIA modem without having
to download a thing. These Red Hat guys are great *grin*
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