No NFL for me this season, as in football, not forensics league. Athletes in the latter guild I salute as "second to none" in my pro-student rant on Math Forum today, taking issue with some LA Times journalism. Just another citizen, sounding off.
Sampling the Python buzz, if pycon.org.ir wants a pointer from ir.pycon.org, all they need do is ask. I've been informing PSF about some of my ventures, both in trucking and no-fast-food. us.pycon is sold out by the way. I got in under the wire with a promo. I've paid full price for van / hotel. This will be your typical Silicon Valley sojourn. I haven't attended a Pycon since Chicago. I'll be in Philly the week before.
We'll probably do movie night again at Blue House. Melody has a sequel to Yes Men I didn't know about. The DVD on Reverend Billy was truly eloquent and I sung his praises on WikiEducator.
Pycon, for those who don't know, is a brand of Python circus or conference, pioneered by Steve Holden, the current PSF chairman.
I started attending Pycons in Washington, DC, at George Washington University. You'll find quite a few blog posts from those. One year, a Pycon was just starting when I found out my wife had cancer and I flew home immediately. She joined me for the next one. We commemorated her death after the first in Chicago, with me and the two girls driving all night from O'Hare to Indiana, Pennsylvania. I missed the two in Atlanta.
OSCON is also rolling around again and I've been reviewing talks. Really high caliber stuff. I'm looking forward to again joining. Will I make the one in Newark? I have to ask about the next staff meeting, and whether there's a conflict (I'll do that on Facebook).