11 July 2002
Last night at NHLUG was a lot of fun. Lately I’ve been beginning each of my talks with a math trick, based on the principle that even if the rest of what I have to say is total crap, at least the audience learns something. Yesterday I presented the quick test for divisibility by 11, which everyone learned in sixth grade, but has since forgotten.
Maddog was at the event, and it’s always great to see him, even though we just ran into each other in Ottawa a couple weeks ago. That man is a genuinely good person, and he’s provided some helpful advice for the Summit, which I’ve found ways to grossly mismanage anyway .
Interestingly enough, New Hampshire seems to have a very active Linux community. I’ve been to two LUG events up there, and never a single one in Boston, which says something I suppose.
I’ve been reading a lot lately, again. I recommend Blindness, by Jose Saramago, which Miguel lent me and which my sister and I read to each other a few weeks ago, during a thirteen-hour drive up I-95 from Virginia to Boston. It’s a bit platitudinous, but very good and if nothing else very engaging.