twittering on 2008-05-31

  • still hanging out at green dragon #drunkgeeking #
  • working at cafe destino this morning #
  • @markwkm overcommitted :) don’t worry, i’ll be working in my garden later today :) #
  • @Theory definitely! seedlings? i’m doing tomatoes and maybe more herbs today #
  • whoa, i love Ubik. could be a killer film http://sffmedia.com/content/view/202/37/ #
  • darren hanlon & the magnetic fields are visiting sweden (and europe) soon. an homage: http://forswedes.muxtape.com/ #
  • mechanical bull at OSCON probably not going to happen over insurance concerns. other ideas? #
  • article only half done, headed home for some gardening. probably not going to meet up with @Theory after all… #

twittering on 2008-05-31

  • still hanging out at green dragon #drunkgeeking #
  • working at cafe destino this morning #
  • @markwkm overcommitted :) don’t worry, i’ll be working in my garden later today :) #
  • @Theory definitely! seedlings? i’m doing tomatoes and maybe more herbs today #
  • whoa, i love Ubik. could be a killer film http://sffmedia.com/content/view/202/37/ #
  • darren hanlon & the magnetic fields are visiting sweden (and europe) soon. an homage: http://forswedes.muxtape.com/ #
  • mechanical bull at OSCON probably not going to happen over insurance concerns. other ideas? #
  • article only half done, headed home for some gardening. probably not going to meet up with @Theory after all… #

twittering on 2008-05-30

  • for all the pdx’ers in the house: Retweeting @reidab: I shall now note that, while Upcoming is down, Calagator is _up_. #
  • just sent off a facelift to a fun new project.. sad that the collaborator is +6 hrs away.. #
  • apropos @timoreilly’s retweet – a little more fun: http://www.musionmedia.co.uk/madonna.html #
  • at about 2:34, madonna comes on stage and then walks between the projections :D #
  • @eggyknap WANT IT. i have some simple examples ready of PL/LOLCODE in action, btw! #
  • @eggyknap are you coming to oscon? #
  • @mattking where? :) #
  • @eggyknap geez, now who’s going to do the LOLCODE BoF? glad to hear you’re planning on West!! #
  • @mattking i could do produce row! 20 minutes? #drunkgeeking #
  • @eggyknap SO TEMPTING. wish we could do that holographic projection, but we could settle for skype. mustfindLOLCODERS #oscon_lolcode_bof #
  • headed out to produce row for #drunkgeeking #
  • talking about flavor of love at produce row #drunkgeeking #
  • @spinnerin about how many people do you think are at railsconf? #
  • @gorthx #drunkgeeking is basically a bat signal for portlanders looking for geeky convo over a pint of beer. #
  • the ride into work this morning was tough after all that #drunkgeeking last night. thanks a lot, @spinnerin, @reidab, @mattking! #
  • yay! master-slave replication planned to be included in 8.4 release of PostgreSQL http://is.gd/ohC #
  • there are various replication solutions possible with postgres now but they are add-ons (very mature, but ppl shy away cuz not in core) #
  • @aurynn it is hard to overstate how fun portland is ;) #
  • uh oh, today’s BSNYC is NSFW. http://is.gd/ok8 #
  • @pixelmatrix hey! shout out to Blue Moon. my fav camera and photo shop. #
  • @pixelmatrix awww. too bad :) but you reminded me that i need to take a trip out there to develop some film this weekend. #
  • @Crad i just report what i see! #
  • @gorthx i can guess who might have suggested it :D #
  • @grigs so did you buy one? :) #
  • @grigs that’s still awesome! will love to see the finished product. #

twittering on 2008-05-29

  • Retweeting @timoreilly: How your personal conference schedule helps build a collective intelligence app: http://tinyurl.com/6ah4dz #
  • showing this AP aging report who’s boss. #
  • biking to meet with LoT for Ignite propsal picking! hoping that it’s not raining as much. #
  • @ eSan #
  • on the way back to work from LoT meeting. very productive! #
  • @jek whatever for? #
  • i am a total sucker for people who IM me with “so what kind of cyclocross bike should i buy?” #
  • @rootify welcome to twitter! ;) glad to see we got at least one recruit from Lunch 2.0 #
  • who’s the guy who had a camera on his bike and came to Lunch 2.0? i have something for you… #
  • @Crad you have a camera on your bike?! #
  • @metafluence some food for thought for @beerandblog tomorrow: http://tinyurl.com/2q9jyu #

PgCon 2008 – big announcements, community conversations

PgCon was a very exciting conference, with a lot of people from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America traveling to be part of it. I read that 175 people attended, and based on how crowded both parties were, it’s not hard to believe!

The biggest announcement for me was that the PostgreSQL Europe is finally a non-profit organization! I made a slide for my lightning talk with Magnus, Gabriele, Jean-Paul and Andreas on it:

PgEU announced

I got a ton of great feedback about the User Groupalooza slides. I also enjoyed meeting Jean-Paul Argudo, a fellow Drupaler.

There were a bunch of community-focused conversations, some focused inward on developers, some looking out to the rest of the world from inside Pg, and others from the outside looking in:

All the talks were recorded, so I look forward to listening to them again – without the distraction of Twitter! :)

A couple talks I thought were really great for web developers were:

  • Magnus Hagander’s search.postgresql.org talk gave some great examples and code showing how to use PostgreSQL’s tsearch capabilities with a PHP-based website.
  • Clark Evan’s talk on HTSQL, a REST-ful web inteface application. It looks pretty cool and I’m interested in trying it out. They are using it for medical records report generation and have even given the ability to generate queries to the end users.

Thanks so much to Dan who got me to the conference this year! I learned a lot, and really enjoyed meeting so many people that I’ve only communicated with over email for the past three years.

twittering on 2008-05-27

  • @sarahsharp Matthew Wilcox :) #
  • @debbryant have you seen what @mherrick66 and others are doing with health surveillance? see: http://is.gd/mnf also: http://is.gd/jFi #
  • so happy to have time to follow @xolotl’s tweetstream again. speaking of – i want to go to @beerandblog, but w/drupal peeps. who’s in? #
  • congrats, @grigs for being featured on radar! woo! http://is.gd/mke #
  • @spinnerin i pointed some a toronto user group organizer at calagator to help solve some of their scheduling woes last week. #
  • browsing PgCon pictures. my favorite from the war museum: http://is.gd/mo0 #
  • @sarahsharp maybe so! i did talk with him a bunch during pgcon tho #
  • @Theory i know. i just passed 2100 the other day :D #
  • @Theory make that TODAY :D #
  • am looking for a jr programmer, likely PHP but not rigid, prefer open source experience; interested in RCG, PDX locals: http://is.gd/myI #

twittering on 2008-05-24

  • so sleepy, but totally wired from great conversations at the pub tonight. looking forward to some sight-seeing in the morning. #
  • @sarahsharp it turns out that we now have a friend in common who i sat next to for a bit and has an XO and will be visiting portland soon #
  • @crad it was great to meet you! #
  • Peter Eisentraut had a talk on porting oracle applications to postgresql – didn’t see it, but bruce momjian endorsed it! http://is.gd/ldO #
  • here’s peter’s blog entry about the talk http://is.gd/ldQ #
  • Emily from OK is starting a Pg user group! #pgcon #

twittering on 2008-05-23

  • Still at enterprisedb party. Tons of fun and good convo #pgcon #
  • @sarahsharp yeah – but i cut & paste all the important info ;) #
  • @sarahsharp into the calagator #
  • stoked that @ian_b is going to head up the new toronto PUG #pgcon #
  • welcome to twitter, @davidfetter! be sure to follow @hashtags! #
  • in the PostGIS talk by frank warmerdam http://is.gd/kOI #pgcon #
  • ArcGIS 9.3 may support PostGIS as a backend soon. frank says we’ll find out soon! #pgcon #
  • postGIS packages for debian, fedora are available, solaris will be available in 2-3 months, Mac OSX packages are linked at http://is.gd/kPH #
  • the other PostGIS package maintainers should get their packages listed on the main site! (stephen, are you listening? :) #realtalk #pgcon #
  • frank is working with the US gov’t on coordinate projections that will work with other planets. doesn’t require C-code to do these. #pgcon #
  • free open source bootcamp on june 2nd in ottawa at carleton http://www.osbootcamp.org #pgcon #
  • the osgeo group in ottawa also meets every month at a pub. #pgcon #
  • @Theory heh. I pointed out in the presentation that you were not casual :) #
  • postgresql has 16 committers currently http://is.gd/kWg #pgcon #
  • @Crad throwing down the gauntlet, eh? i was here bright and early at 10:03am ;) #
  • nice! peter gave a shout out to pugs.postgresql.org #pgcon #
  • watching a Dracones demo http://is.gd/jFi #pgcon #
  • loving the postgresql geek talk that is now happening on twitter #pgcon #
  • lol http://pownce.com/andeezy/notes/2248245/ #pgcon #
  • in HTSQL talk: “we have many semi-technical users.” awesome! #pgcon #
  • loving HTSQL guy’s ascii art schema drawings #
  • @Crad i wanna know who did her hair? And why did she talk so much about Solaris? I want more OS X content at PgCon. #pgcon #madonna #
  • @Crad definitely! way more than at pgcon east. i wonder if that’s a developer vs. user thing. #pgcon #
  • @fuzzychef http://pownce.com/andeezy/notes/2248245/ #
  • @crad try something new! ;) #
  • +1 for putting business logic into the database itself, from HTSQL #pgcon #
  • project site: http://htsql.org/ #pgcon #
  • HTSQL: “we want to be as restful as possible” #pgcon #
  • bucardo is very cool! want to try it out when i get home. multi-master replication, oh my! #pgcon #
  • closing session for #pgcon! #
  • there’s a hockey game on – detroit v. pittsburgh #pgcon #
  • dispensing advil for those who have a mysterious illness after last night’s party #pgcon #
  • meet at 9am tomorrow morning in front of the residence halls to tour the city in a group! #pgcon #
  • singing happy birthday to josh berkus. happy b-day, @fuzzychef! :) #
  • postgresql is like a world heritage site, a fine piece of software but many ppl don’t know about it. it’s your job to spread the word #pgcon #