Archives March 6, 2005

Finally hit my stride on the PyCon presentation (Key is to use paper for designing... you'd think I'd remember that...)

So, instead of sitting in front of the computer and working on the presentation, I printed out the paper (such as it is) and began working on slides as boxes on pieces of paper around key phrases. It's messy, but that's part of the point. I got the bulk of the paper (up to the ...

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Were it not for it being virus infested (This is a day I would have booted Windows up just to get the work done...)

So, more than three hours later, what have I accomplished? Basically nothing, though not for lack of effort. OpenOffice Impress was crashing every 3 or 4 minutes when I had writer open, so I finally decided (two hours ago) that I'd just print the paper out and use that as my reference when working on ...

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Pleasant, but not very productive day yesterday... (Friends drop in)

I got up rather late yesterday, with my hands in no shape to be writing all day (I don't have voice dictation working in Linux yet), so I puttered until around 7, when Shane phoned to ask if I'd like to have coffee. Turns out he hadn't broken his fast yet (he's Baha'i), so I ...

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