Lisbon Treaty

Well, that’s put the cat among the pigeons1.

Of the commentary I read, Breda O’Brien in the Irish Times rang most true for me.

Leonard Cohen Live

If you enjoy his music and can possibly get a ticket for one of his world tour dates, do. Now. Stop reading and go buy them now.

I crossed the country to see the concert in Dublin on Friday night. I’m struggling against the urge to write a stream of superlatives. Others can do that better than I.

Got your tickets yet?

Irish Open Source Technology Conference – June 18th-20th

I’ll be speaking at the Irish Open Source Technology Conference this year. It’s on at Dublin’s CineWorld Complex, from June 18th for three days. They’re running a 2-for-1 offer on tickets at the moment.

I’ll be speaking about something Perl’ish, naturally.

The “Perl Myths” presentation I gave at IWTC earlier this year turned out to be a hit. (At least, it was after the event. There were less than ten people in the room at the time, including me! Perl clearly isn’t a hot topic among Irish web developers.)

My blog post, with embedded slides and video, has topped 7400 hits, plus another 3000 or so views on slideshare.

I’m upgrading my methods for this next talk. I’ve bought a great wireless USB microphone and the amazing
ScreenFlow screencasting software to capture everything in detail.

So I’m going all high-tech. No more “camcorder perched on a chair at the back” for me!

It’ll be a good trial run for OSCON where I’m speaking in July.