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PodcampNashville ’10 take-aways

Dear Reader,

The dust has settled, the swag-bag has been rifled through and the drink tickets have all been exchanged for various combinations of kool-aid and vodka.

Since I can’t find any of my Microsoft friends who can can me into the beta for the new Microsoft Courier, I had to go old school and take notes in my Moleskine. Flipping open my tattered journal and thumbing through my notes, I realized I had a few really good takeaways from PodcampNasville. Here are my top 3

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.