Monday, March 05, 2007

Ubuntu Life

My Ubuntu life is coming along swimmingly, thank you very much; and it's coming from various pleasantly unexpected sources.

Last Saturday, for instance, I had my first meeting with DabaweGNU. What was supposed to have been a simple kapihan turned into a planning session for Software Freedom Day in Davao. And to think that's still in far September.

Leading the agenda was Nathaniel Jayme, and in attendance were Erwin Diansay, Andrew Abogado, Charles Piño, Dennis Agulo, Jose Catubigan, Atty. Sam Matunog, and moi. No, I don't mean to make it sound so formal, it was more of a free flowing discussion. (And I added to the chaos by having Nat's kids play on my Ubuntu-based Gameboy emulator.) But things are shaping up, and I'm excited to see what the coming months will bring. (Side note: it's at this meeting that I discovered my new guilty pleasure, Fita Spreadz Spicy Tuna Flavor.)

On another note, I volunteered to help Christer Edwards of Ubuntu Tutorials transfer some of his documents to the Ubuntu community help pages. And -- surprise! surprise! -- this 6'2" redheaded Utah native can speak fluent Bisaya!

It turns out that Chris spent a couple of years in Cebu and Negros Oriental -- ding! another coincidence -- for the Latter Day Saints.

Small world! Or perhaps I should say: small Ubuntu world!

And tomorrow: Manila, for the Philippine Conference on FOSS and e-Governance.