I have about a dozen things I need to blog about, but with time right now for only a short blurb, I wanted to point out that I’ll be delivering a keynote session at the Utah Open Source Conference 2008, coming in August to Salt Lake City. I put in an additional talk cleaving more to the “HOWTO” theme of the conference, a tutorial session on using the live image creation tools. This is something Jesse Keating and I did in tandem at the Summit to rather good effect — our vanishingly small audience notwithstanding. (In fairness, they didn’t actually vanish from our talk; out of the grand totaly of only two, I’m betting they knew we’d notice, and didn’t want to hurt our feelings in any case.)
I’m really happy to be visiting Utah again. I was there once about a decade ago, also on business, and ended up doing about a 3+ hour drive from SLC out toward a place called Dinosaur. No kidding. And yes, I believe they actually had real dinosaurs there, in skeletal form at least. It was a superbly picturesque drive, and the weather was absolutely perfect, with clouds coming over the horizon like a slow-motion stampede. It seems a bit silly to have one’s experience of a place be so colored by a long car drive, but it really did make an impression.