Tonight I started doing actual practice run throughs of my presentation. I setup a video camera for a short while in Kiva's conference room so that I could look at what I recorded and critique myself a bit. It's working out pretty well so far. I have a "reheasal presentation" in front of some Kiva employees this Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the same conference room. Hopefully I'll be ready to go by then. That way I can make some revisions based on their feedback. The actual ApacheCon presentation is on April 5th at 9am.
I've had to halt my development on the modifications I made to AeroMail because of my involvement with ApacheCon. But a guy contacted me who was interested in having me help with a spin off project called BlueFox. Appearently BlueFox is a more official project to implement the features that I added to AeroMail into a full fledged web-mail solution. The main guy who started it says that he isn't so much of a coder as he is an organizer. Here is the SourceForge page for BlueFox.
For a long time I've always thought that there were
certain words missing from our beloved Unix language. A few
times I'll come across situations where I want to pipe the
output of a command from the shell and run it trhough a
program that will give me the sum of all the numbers on
stdin. As a solution to this problem, I've always ended up
writing a sort perl routine on the command line. Last week,
I wrote a short script to do this for me. Now I've created
placeholder page for what are going to by the Numeric
Utilities. Basically they will be a numeric version of the
GNU textutils. If anyone is interested in helping me in
this endevor, you are more than welcome to send me an e-mail and let me know.
I'll probably create an advogato page for it too as soon as
an initial version is released.
[I think a lot of us can relate to this guy.]