I haven't blogged for ages, so it's time for a post! I was hoping to put up more photos, but the sky has not been cooperative. I got a new camera in August (Pentax K100D - great device), and the weather has naturally conspired to give Toronto nothing but clouds since.
I attended DemoCamp10 tonight. It was the first time I've ever been to any of the BarCamp related events. It was pretty fun! They had presentations from geeks in TO doing geeky things. Whoever thought that you could have a commercial Smalltalk hosting company? Whoever thought that you could simultaneous run CRM, email, a webserver and an IRC client in emacs? Now I know.
I have been attending quite a few presentations and lectures lately. I've been a member of the RASC Toronto Centre for a few years, and they put on two monthly meetings. One is a lecture by a visiting scientist (or, in one case, a science fiction author), and the other is a series of short presentations by members, much like
DemoCamp. There were no meetings over the summer, so the beginning of the Fall season has really turned my interest back to discourse.
If you're ever in Toronto, check out these series:
If you're not in TO, I'm sure you can find something. The U of A used to have Friday afternoon physics colloquia (with refreshments!) and the RASC has a chapter in most large- and medium-sized Canadian cities. For those on the West Coast of the US, check out the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, which is similar. No matter where you are, the Planetary Radio podcast series is decent.