San Diego, tomorrow, and other random catching up

I’m leaving for San Diego tomorrow for ApacheCon. There are so many other things going on, that it really seems to have snuck up on me. I don’t feel very ready. I’m not packed, for starters.

Apache 2.2 just released, rendering my authentication talk almost completely wrong, so I’ll have a brand shiny new authentication talk. Fortunately, that’s not until Tuesday, so I still have a couple days to get that in presentable order. I’ll probably take that opportunity to move the talk from Perlpoint/HTML format to Keynote.

The only downside to using Keynote is that it’s a lot harder to keep it in revision control, so I’ve ended up with all of my presentations in binary format, and not backed up on the server anywhere. So it’s really the fact that there are no backups, not that it’s not in revision control, that is the big problem. I suppose I should start rsync’ing my home directory to the server, or something. But I digress.

If you’re not registered for ApacheCon yet, there’s still time. You really should come. It’s a lot of fun. And there are some really great talks scheduled this year. And I’m speaking a few times, in addition to those great talks. 😉

I’m doing final (I hope) copy edits on my book. I’m at that stage in the book where I just want to get it done with. It would be so much faster if I didn’t care whether my examples worked …