You could have knocked me over with a 32 meg stick of RAM.
"This unique, invitation-only event will bring together the brightest minds in the Linux ecosystem to discuss where Linux is, where it needs to go and how we can all help get it there."
"I am pleased to let you know that your application to attend the Spring 2008 Collaboration Summit in Austin has been approved."
Just looking at the list of attendees, I had to go back several times and make sure I was seeing it was really my name among the others. I am both honored and humbled to be chosen.
Now it's down to business. Give the list a look-over, see who you would like to ask a question and tell me who it is and what you want asked and I will attempt to do it. This is a golden chance to do many things and 3 days doesn't seem as if it is going to be long enough to do most of them.
But we're going to try.
I was able to use my incredible influence and sway in getting my number one Unix Network Guy, Tom King, on the list. Yeah...sometimes you just have to let people know who you are...
Read the above as: someone canceled and I was lucky enough to have him submit his application at the right time. Blind-running luck has it's place in all of our lives from time to time.
Influence and sway. "...that's there's funny, I don't care who you are..."
Speaking of blind-running luck...I am going to have the opportunity to meet several people I've only known professionally through the years. Number one on my "gotta shake his hand" tour is Earl Malmrose, one of the dynamic duo that makes Zareason happen. If I'm lucky, I will get a chance to talk shop with Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols .
He's been extremely polite and has suffered this fool for three years now. The "gladly" part I leave out because of the chance it would be totally incorrect. It's me we're talking about after all. Bless his heart.
Let me know in the comments here and I will do my best to get it taken care of for you. I will report back in a series of articles I am going to do about the goings-on of the Summit and those things discussed. We'll start on that as soon as it's over.
And no...I didn't see Jessica Simpson's name on the list.
Get your own phone numbers.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
blather and mumbling provided by Ken Starks at 6:18 PM