SkyCon 2012

October 8, 2012

I’ve just got in after a hectic and tiring weekend at SkyCon. So apologies if this post doesn’t make much sense! I can’t even think of a witty title for it. I’d not been to Limerick before and, although events of this sort unfortunately don’t allow one much time to explore, the parts of it I […]

An evening out for the shy and cynical

October 1, 2012

On Wednesday I went up London to see Rob Shearman interviewed by Simon Guerrier. I’d not been to a BSFA (the British Science Fiction Association) event before, but found them to be a friendly bunch, a surprising number of whom were called Tony. (In all honesty, I’d not even heard of the BSFA before this event. My science-fiction […]

The Great Big OggCamp Photo Project

August 27, 2012

I ran a photo project to make a portrait of everyone at OggCamp. I took my camera kit, a couple of speedlights, modifiers and a background stand. Alan had arranged for a roll of white seamless to be delivered to… the hotel down the road from the venue (leading me to re-enact scenes from The Plank […]

OggCamp 12 – this weekend!

August 13, 2012

This weekend, hundreds of people will converge on Liverpool from around the world for… OggCamp is an open source, open culture, rather cool and fun event. It’s free to attend and two of the tracks are unscheduled, so attendees can volunteer talks or workshops when they arrive. This year there’s also an Open Hardware Jam running […]

But which one is the straight man?

July 2, 2012

Tomorrow evening there will be the usual fortnightly live episode of the Ubuntu Podcast. The unusual thing about this episode is that, for the first time since the show started nearly one hundred episodes ago, and the first time since we started streaming the show live at the beginning of season four, I won’t be pushing the […]