21 Jun 2003 moray   » (Journeyer)

I should be going to bed (3.05 a.m.), but here's a quick update on what I'm up to:

Work

I've now finished the course I was doing this year in Cambridge. I eventually also got sorted out what I'll be doing next - I should be returning to Edinburgh in October, to study for a PhD. I'll be doing research on probabilistic modelling, probably starting off by looking further at the research I did for my MSc.

Conferences

Earlier this week I was at GUADEC in Dublin, which was good. Lots of interesting talks, and I got to meet lots of new people as well as seeing again some I already knew. Next week I might go up to Linux Expo in Birmingham, though probably just for a day if I do.

I'm also trying to organise travel plans for next month - I'm planning to go to DebCamp/DebConf, and I might try to fit in LinuxTag first. I really need to get flights booked up, but I need to wait to hear back from people about LinuxTag arrangements.

GPE

I tried to mention GPE to people appropriately at GUADEC, since a lot of GNOME developers still haven't heard about it. There were also some more directed discussions with various GNOME people. Unfortunately my iPAQ has developed an odd touchscreen problem, so I stopped being able to do demonstrations myself (or to check my mail during the talks using the conference wireless network).

In Cambridge I've been spending a fair amount of time seeing people who are going home soon, while I'm still living in the same city as them. However, I have had time to start making Debian packages for more of GPE. While Debian isn't really suitable for running on current handhelds, packages would be useful for testing and development (and hopefully might attract a few more developers).

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