A big update, for which I apologise...
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
I'll shortly be heading off to Portland for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. As an aid to myself and other attendees I've set up, together with Dave Beckett, a publicly logged and "chumped" IRC channel on irc.freenode.net, channel #oscon.
The chump bot produces a collaborative weblog from IRC chat. We used one of these for the WWW2003 community coverage site to great effect -- participants could share URLs and comments relevant to the talk in real time as with any chat, but the results are preserved in a web site.
It's my hope that anyone either finding or creating web pages relevant to OSCON goings-on will drop into the channel and add their URLs to the list. The site's also available for syndication via RSS.
I'm sure there will be many ways people will use web technology to cover the conference, and there's probably not going to be "one true" IRC channel. I offer this channel and service in the knowledge it'll be handy for me personally, and the more people who want to contribute, the better! More at oscon2003.xmlhack.com.
Dashboard, Mono, .NET, and PowerPC
Nat Friedman's Dashboard got me interested in finding out more about Mono and friends. I've reported my findings in full on this morning's weblog entries, but here's a brief summary: Mono is cool, but doesn't work on PowerPC Linux; it's easy to play with Dashboard, and I extended my Phone Manager GNOME applet to send Dashboard clues; shame I can't write .NET applications in Python.
I got my GNOME CVS account over the weekend, and checked libbtctl in already. I'll be moving all of my GNOME bluetooth tools over there shortly.
To facilitate opening up development of these tools, I created the gnome-bluetooth mailing list.