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Podcamp Nashville ’10 Review

Dear Reader,

Today was the day! Podcamp Nashville 2010, downtown Nashville at the Cadillac Ranch. As always with the Nashville camps, overall it was great experience. The sessions were quality with speakers like Mitch Canter and Kate Gallagher. It was great to meet some new friends and catch up with some old ones.

CWJ: Wrap-up

Dear Reader,

Well CodeWorks 09 is over and I’ve mostly recovered. (I still have a bit of a cold that I picked up in NYC but other than that, I’ve recovered) I did a total of 24 sessions across 7 cities and enjoyed every one of them. Each city was different and it’s impossible for me to pick one as my favorite. So I’m going to list my favorite memory from each city.



CWJ: Day -5

Dear Reader,

CodeWorks 09 Vital Stats

CodeWorks 09 day #: -5
Days till I see the Lovely and Talented Kathy:12
Cities left: 7
Miles Traveled: 0
Cups of Coffee: 0
Current Current City: London

Random Statistic of the day

Total number of pictures in both of my CodeWorks 09 slide decks: 3

Prep Work

I did very little prep work for CodeWorks 09 last night. Like most programmers I know, I have to maintain the network at my house. Unlike most programmers I know, for me, this involves ssh and remote Desktop from half way around the world. The Lovely and Talented Kathy needed Samba setup and working on our development server so she could start building out a new project. I fought with the firewall for about an hour (APF) before I read the entire conf.apf file. It turns out that while I was opening the right ports in the firewall, APF has an override BLACKLIST of ports and Samba’s ports were in that list. I did find out that there is very little in the way of documentation for APF with regards to Samba.