So, today I finally had all the information needed to register for the
Ottawa Linux Symposium; information such as my ability to take time off
work to attend (this is always harder for students). However, upon
logging into the registration site, I was informed that registration
closed three days ago. I eMailed Andrew Hutton about being put on the
waiting list, but I'm sure my chances are pretty low. I was really
counting on making it in. I did manage to make it into the Desktop
Developers' Conference taking place during the two days preceding OLS.
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Strangest - Vehicle - Ever
As I was driving down the Queensway today, I encountered the strangest
vehicle I've ever seen on the road. It was small, open, three wheeled,
very low to the ground, had a funky trailer, and bore a license plate
from New Brunswick.
Then, on my way from the car to the meeting, while stuck on the
median of Bronson Avenue, the strongest rain I've ever encountered
pelted at my face. The wind was so strong that the water was flying
nearly horizontally. I could hardly see anything a metre away, and was
completely soaked in a matter of seconds. The wind was so powerful that
it literally threw me off balance as I ran for shelter, and the
raindrops hurt more than the ice during a hailstorm. I've never been
that soaked by rain in my life.
In terms of fixing the car, I went to get a quote at a body repair
shop during lunch. Still waiting for the man to get back to me. They
think they can fix the hood; I'm skeptical. I did manage to buy new
headlights for a very reasonable price, however.
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