Update: Busy Christmas Period Approaches

Hi Folks, it feels like ages since I updated you and looking at the date of my last post I see it’s actually been 18 days. Far too long, so I figured I’d better let you know what I’ve been up to and also what I will be up to over the busy Christmas period.

I’ll start with what’s happened in the last 2 weeks. My distro hopping has halted again but only briefly I hope as there’s been a lot of interesting new releases I have yet to try, such as Fedora 10. I’ve been quite busy with podcasting commitments as usual, Linux Outlaws continues at a pace and I’m always amazed and thankful for the great response we get. There have been 3 new episodes since my last post here, so if you haven’t heard them go and check them out. I also discovered the other day we’re into the top 100 podcasts on Podcast Alley which doesn’t sound like much but when you consider there’s well over 50,000 shows on there I’m pretty pleased with that result. We’re even listed in the top 5 technology podcasts above the likes of Diggnation which is just mad. I’m very thankful for all of that and my production work with the Software Freedom Law Show is also keeping me busy, the second episode of the show was released earlier in the week, well worth a listen I think but then I’m hardly impartial hehe 🙂

What else have I been up to? I was in London visiting my friend Anna from A Binary Life last week and that was a lot of fun. Sadly I missed the Chester LUG meet due to a combination of recording sessions and migraine but I’ll be back there ASAP, there’s talk of a Christmas meal so I’ll be up for that.

I have quite a few interesting things coming up on the calendar in the next 2 or 3 weeks. Firstly there’s the regular Liverpool LUG meet at the FACT building in the city center this Wednesday (Dec 3rd) from 7pm. We’re going to have a talk from Andrew Williams about using a Wiimote to control your PC which should be really fun, come along if you’re in the area it would be good to see you. Next weekend (6th – 7th) is the first ever Barcamp Liverpool which I’ll also be attending, it should be a really interesting meeting of tech savvy people. There’s quite a bit of info on the wiki already, again if you’re in the area come along and say hello.

The following week I’ll be attending another event at the FACT building on December 11th called Ding Dong (can’t find a link) about techonology and music, more specifically new ways of making music and new approaches with hardware and software which really interests me. The event on the 11th is a preview I believe but it will be open to everyone from 12th-22nd of Decemeber. I’ll report back and let you know what it’s all about. Finally on my hectic social calendar on the 13th of December I’m off to the BBC Backstage party in Manchester, which will again be various new media and tech types hob nobbing and sharing ideas. It’s set to be an exciting couple of weeks and I’ll report back from each event letting you know what’s going on and who I met, I’m like a very very poor man’s Paris Hilton almost, only with a nicer mustache and more talent or so I’d like to think. I’ll also be making some promo materials for the podcast (not as impressive as they sound) and pestering anyone who isn’t quick enough to escape about the show.

I hope to continue my distro hopping during this time and of course Linux Outlaws and the Software Freedom Law Show will continue strong as ever. If you can make it to any of these events then come over and say hi, i’d be pleased to meet you. I’ll be the very large bearded guy in the Linux Outlaws t-shirt probably… unless someone else of that description turns up in which case I shall shreek like a girl that we have the same outfit on and die of embarrassment hehehehe 😀

Have a good holiday season people and best wishes to you all, I’m sure I’ll be posting plenty before Christmas but I figure it’s best to be safe,

Y’all come back now,



  1. Merry Christmas DAN! 🙂

  2. @redbrain Thanks man, same to you. Hope you have a good one and a good new year 🙂

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