I had dinner last night with some of my favourite women in the world; vibrant, intelligent, funny, beautiful. I really think I said some embarrassing things, and I need to apologise now before I lie awake forever fuming at myself. (Am I the only one who fumes at myself after being around people?)
Patrick Todoroff wrote a grand post yesterday that deserves applause. I’m more than a bit tired of my fellow Christ-followers deciding that this or that other Christ-follower doesn’t get to play along with the home game because he or she has done something Not Anti-Biblical But Also Not Quite Christoculturally Approved. You know…it used to be going bowling or playing with playing cards. Now it’s apparently writing a book where people swear and kill bad guys. A book I read and liked that never, not once, made me question Todoroff’s commitment to the faith. Not that I am into questioning others’ spiritual walks all that much. I kinda figure I’d best leave that up to, you know, GOD.
If you will be going on vacation and leaving your dogs in a kennel, don’t watch People’s Court episodes where folks’ dogs run away from the pet-sitter and die while the people are on vacation. You will end up waking up your sleeping puppies and smearing kisses and tears all over their fur.
The next person who says VIN Number in my presence is going to be disembowled. Or made to eat cold spaghettios.
If you are going to throw an open-source Tech conference, it’s a good idea to NOT alienate the thousands of computer programmers that live in your town. Guess what: Tech is about more than Tech Marketing. Or maybe we should just admit now that BarCamp Nashville IS a Tech-marketing conference and work on putting together an Open-Source Tech conference on a parallel track. Frankly, though, if we elect Option B, I’d like to see the BarCamp Nashville folks handle both tracks of conference (the OSTech and the Marketing). Because I really think that when you’ve been offered constructive criticism, saying “*Blpppt* Start your own conference” is not helpful. I have much respect for the hard work that goes into putting this event together, and because of that respect I’d like to see it be something that isn’t so divisive in the larger tech community. Full Disclosure: I want desperately to help on the planning committees but have been unable to yet for kind of obvious reasons.