OK, I could pun it up here: “I was weighed down by SCALE,” or some other eye-rolling line to explain why I haven’t written all week. The fact of the matter is that I have been swamped with work on what may end up being the best show yet for the Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 12X.
No, that’s not hyperbole. And as scary as this prospect might be, I really need more than one of me to do the press work for SCALE 12X, which starts next week.
I’m going to need a bigger boat.
Why? Lawrence Lessig is coming to speak in the Friday night keynote. That’s right: A Friday night keynote to augment the Saturday morning kenote by Brendan Gregg and the Sunday morning keynote by Leslie Hawthorn. There aren’t three speakers who are better suited for a FOSS gathering than that trio.
That alone doesn’t address the great range of speakers throughout the course of the three days.
So I’ve been a little busy stoking the publicity fires for SCALE this year. You need to come — three days, more than 90 speakers, more than 100 exhibitors. All that equals one great event.
Also, this will be a test show this year as well. ZaReason has sent me an UltraLap 440 and I am going to put it through its paces for the show, writing about it here from time to time. I’ve already replaced Ubuntu 13.10 — no one saw that coming, right? — on the UltraLap with Korora 20 KDE Peach. There’s a good chance CrunchBang will happen upon the UltraLap soon as well. Heck, my daughter Mimi will probably purloin the laptop somewhere along the line and install the latest Linux Mint Cinnamon version, which is her favorite flavor.
[Insert Neil Young joke here: She is my Cinnamon Girl — I could be happy the rest of my life with a Cinnamon Girl. OK, I was just leaving.]
All of which is to say that while I have sort of been absent last week, expect for me to make up for it going forward with reports from SCALE.
You have been warned.
See you at SCALE 12X.
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(Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and develops business software at Redwood Digital Research, a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment.)