Well, I’m suffering through my usual post holiday depression. It’s not that the holiday is always that great, but in the run up to the actual time off I plan on doing a lot more than actually gets done, and then feel bad about it when the new year comes and I didn’t do much more than visit with friends, read, play with the Wii and drink scotch.
Note: I splurged on a 33 y.o. Glendronach during one of my layovers at Gatwick. It was mighty nice for a Speyside (I tend toward Highland) although I seriously blew my lunch money for, I dunno, a decade.
But one thing that can get me out of the doldrums is thinking about Dev-Jam, the OpenNMS annual developer’s conference. As much as the Internet can facilitate all sorts of remote collaboration, nothing beats spending some time face to face. This year it is a departure from our usual UMN haunt and we are heading for Atlanta.
There are several reasons for this. We have a lot of international contributors and thus Atlanta offers a good international airport (ATL). It is also close enough to the main office that we can drive down, saving on airfare. Plus, Atlanta can be a fun town.
It will be hot, however. Atlanta in the summer is like being on the inside of a napalmed watermelon (apologies to Tom Robbins).