Roadtrip to LinuxFest NW with PostgreSQL!

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PDXPUG and USPgA are headed to LinuxFest NW in Bellingham, WA this weekend. We have a booth we’ll be staffing 9:30AM-5:00PM Saturday and 9:30AM-4:00PM Sunday. Mark Wong will be presenting ptop Saturday April 26th, at 10am in room Haskell-111. Don’t miss it!

Seems like a great lineup this year – tons of Drupal, how to use open source in your business, and ROBOTS!

Come meet us and find out more about PostgreSQL.

twittering on 2008-04-21

  • @TiEsQue i <3 mochi!!! #
  • my husband’s school, scappoose, has the lowest dropout rate in oregon #
  • so, the principal created a special team of teachers to make sure that the school continues to have the lowest dropout rate. i <3 sca … #
  • Thank you RNA Networks (http://www.rnanetworks.com/) for sponsoring #BarCampPortland!!! #
  • Thinking about sponsoring #BarCampPortland? We need your logo by tomorrow to get it into our conference banner! Please contact me today! #
  • @grigs sad to hear you can’t join us at barcamp. i may be able to arrange a special edition tshirt :) #

twittering on 2008-04-18

  • back from #inno and pdxpug. two innotech recruits for pug meeting! wave to @mherrick66! #
  • really enjoyed meeting @xolotl today! yay for tweeps. #
  • and nice to meet @storming! #
  • @theory’s presentation tonight was amazing. stomach hurts from laughing so much. #
  • @markwkm is making a performance lab. @gorthx fixed up the t2000 with her serial-fu. #
  • @sarahgilbert those are pretty :) #
  • @linuxpoet gave an interesting talk at mysqlcon about community. hoping i can get the audio to listen. http://snurl.com/24uuk #
  • @debbryant – here’s some chicken photos :) http://snurl.com/24vt5 #
  • @notbenh talk went awesome! #
  • browsing the slashdot thread on mysql close sourcing enterprise features http://snurl.com/24w7x #
  • hah – "Sun wants to treat MySQL like a product. They want to give away the "free" version as a stripped down marketing tool." #
  • @mattking postgres could not have bought better marketing :) let me know if you need any help! #
  • @mattking also, the rest of that post talked about how sun is just shooting themselves in the foot by taking away a HUGE testing resource #
  • @thesethings you’re right, the change is symbolic. but it’s the kind of change that causes people to ask questions and consider alternatives #
  • mysql "close sourcing" — a more balanced article from 451group: http://snurl.com/24wf2 #
  • "MySQL has right now is a public relations problem (or a community relations problem)." — i agree with this #
  • i don’t think mysql (or sun for that matter) are evil for making this change (offering new backup features only for the enterprise version) #
  • like @thesethings said, they made the decision to have dual licenses a long time ago. from a community/OSS development model perspective… #
  • …the announcement is confirming fears that mysql is not committed to having a real open source community around their product! we’ll see.. #
  • wow – matt asay saying that mysql should experiment with affero licensing for "freeloaders like google and digg" :D http://snurl.com/24whm #
  • happy birthday @Techpaulogy! beer’s on me monday! #
  • @thesethings sorry. i’ll stop. i just couldn’t believe it! #
  • @jfroebe it shouldn’t stop the community – however, who is that? does mysql have any non-mysql employees as committers? #
  • just got plane tickets for PGCon! http://www.pgcon.org/2008/ #
  • @petdance i hear that the parliment building is aweseome. #
  • @markwkm :) ok i will #
  • @zrusilla wait and see :D #
  • @linuxpoet he linked to your planet blog :( #
  • Retweeting @linuxpoet: Colin Charles blogged my talk: http://tinyurl.com/626sh5 #
  • just had a great lunch with @samkeen – summer’s coder social is gonna happen! #
  • 300 people registered for postgresql day for linuxworld. will they show up? #
  • @notbenh *waves from portland* #

twittering on 2008-04-17

  • @xolotl there are going to be POSSE ppl and then PLUG nerds at Jax. i’ll be presenting postgres stuff. #
  • @xolotl NOT #inno related. #
  • @geekygirldawn prepping for a presentation right after your group :( too many user groups right now. #
  • on my way to Jax! #
  • coffee. coffee. coffee. #
  • @linuxpoet holy crap! you’re going to be running to get to your talk. #
  • @linuxpoet what time is your talk exactly? i’m speaking at 2:30 at innotech :D #
  • thinking that it’s funny @linuxpoet and i are giving postgresql talks on the same day, maybe at the same time, in different cities #
  • @Crad heck yeah! :) #
  • @mtrichardson will do!! #
  • @mtrichardson :D i’ve driven hwy 93 south through idaho 10+ times and can vouch for lawlessness wrt speeding in the mountains. #
  • happy birthday @zrusilla!!!! #
  • just ordered 3M service for my house. #
  • @techpaulogy hey where’s the love? pls follow me so i can DM you! :) #
  • @andeezy who should they support? (mustive lost the thread) #
  • @linuxpoet good lunch! #
  • @linuxpoet good LUCK! :D #
  • @eddymul might also try @jzb for help with opensuse problem #
  • @geekygirldawn & other tweeps: any plans for dinner? #
  • @geekygirldawn @storming would love to join. i’ve got a user group meeting at 7pm though, so have to cut out early if plan is to eat after 6 #
  • headed out to innotech @inno #
  • On my way w usb drive #

twittering on 2008-04-16

  • WordPress vs. Drupal presentation from LUGRadio Live. @thesethings and me http://moourl.com/WPdrupal #wordpress #drupal #lugradiolive #
  • @xolotl just found belly lint! tweeted it! #
  • @muckp that rules. #
  • Thinking about sponsoring PDX BarCamp? money goes toward food, facilities, badges. and building incredible PDX community. DM me today! #
  • @karolcooks just sent info to your gmail acct. #
  • @Theory I nominate you for ruby heros! #
  • ruby heros just ate my submission! :( :( :( #
  • @karolcooks barcamp is actually very friendly to non-tubes people. i think you’d find stuff in there that you’d be into. #
  • @karolcooks like tons of bloggers will be there talking about their blogs and strategy, plus crafting/chckens/gardening/urban living! #
  • @karolcooks i can scope it out and tell you about a couple sessions you’d be interested in if you’ll be around may 2-4 #
  • @lelonopo are you coming to barcamp? i really want a sassy gardener meetup. #
  • still working on my #innotech presentation. #
  • @markwkm well, but… ugh. #
  • @markwkm trying to make it perfect. which is probably not wise. #
  • basking in the glow of @petdance’s compliments on wordpress vs. drupal http://moourl.com/WPdrupal #
  • @ryanwi what do you think are top 3 differences? #
  • @ryanwi thanks! i’ve never been, but will be there tomorrow. was curious about the mix. #
  • @mobilehippie thanks for the comments! feel free to share. let us know where, though! #
  • @jfroebe thanks for the link love and support. #

twittering on 2008-04-15

  • giving a talk about postgresql monitoring with ptop for portland linux users group, advanced topics! tomorrow, 7pm @ jax. #
  • woo positive review of wordpress vs. drupal talk i did with @thesethings: http://snurl.com/24hue #
  • looking forward to hearing what happens with @linuxpoet and "what mysql can learn from postgresql" at mysqlcon http://snurl.com/24huk #
  • @linuxpoet postgresql user group meeting is for rails on thursday. tomorrow night is portland linux users group. too many user groups! :) #
  • @petdance :( #
  • @br3nda temporal stuff is sooooo interesting. had a LONG talk with a googler that’s read the cj date papers. want for postgresql. #
  • @karolcooks good morning! #
  • @verso thanks for the heads up! i might stop by after the barcamp organizing meeting. #
  • day 2 of postgresql domination of geekspeakr.com. see tag cloud: http://www.geekspeakr.com/ #
  • @karolcooks awww. thanks! #
  • want to sponsor http://www.barcamp.org/BarCampPortland? direct msg me! #
  • @markwkm welcome to twitter! ptop hackers unite! #
  • @karolcooks depends on which herbs. #
  • :( depressing that a @kidneystone is now following me. #
  • @karolcooks I’d do basil and cilantro (and some italian parsley!) from seed – starting in the house, and oregano from starts. #
  • @karolcooks want to have a seed-starting party?! #
  • yeah, follow @lelonopo’s advice! i’m a dilettante gardener. #
  • @ahockley a .txt file #
  • @karolcooks when is it?! #
  • @karolcooks re: seeds, definitely — i have time friday or saturday to get seeds and plant! #
  • @garethgreenaway I know. are you going to be at linuxfest NW? we should have lunch! #
  • @linuxpoet yes, but then the cat will eat it!@ #
  • btw, @linuxpoet are you done with your talk yet?! #
  • @garethgreenaway sorry about the cold. i’ll be there with THREE OTHER postgresql people. we’re bringing the PG strong to linuxfestnw. #
  • @linuxpoet nice work! i sent stewart and a guy from new zealand to see it. they were at LRL and staying over for mysqlcon #
  • hi @donpdonp! #
  • thinking @zrusilla should put her profile up on geekspeakr.com #
  • @zrusilla sister, that doesn’t stop ANYONE from giving talks! #
  • @zrusilla i think that applies to most IT departments I’ve encountered! you’re still not off the hook! #
  • @markwkm we’re changing the project name too?! #
  • baltimore / washington DC postgresql users group starting: http://snurl.com/24j56 #
  • @markwkm ptop is dead! long live ptop! #
  • @voostru twhirl! http://www.twhirl.org #
  • are you a company in portland? do you use postgresql? please DM me with your company name. can be for product, or internally. #
  • @xolotl it’s on for the open source lightning talks. #
  • @br3nda awww. YES. I did. #
  • @xolotl no, we haven’t "met" yet. #

twittering on 2008-04-14