Friday, 12 March, 2010

I have decided to go to LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, WA next month. I almost went to last year’s LinuxFest, but something got in the way. This year, I have almost the entire year planned out, and this was included in my plans.

The only problem I have had with this decision is trying to find out exactly where in Bellingham the thing was being held. Usually when someone does an event like this, they provide the following on the site home page: who, what, when, where and why. The ‘where’ portion on their web page just says Bellingham, WA. Well, Bellingham is a big town – couldn’t they narrow that down a bit? Instead of my having to spend 20 minutes on their web site trying to find out that it will be held at Bellingham Technical College? That information was in a tier 3 page, with an unobtrusive link only from the Logistics page.

Despite my problems with their information about where the LinuxFest will be held, I am sure I will enjoy it. I intend to take my teardrop trailer over there and camp out at a campground close to the event. I hope the weather is nice.

I may end up at an auction tonight. I have been monitoring their web site for months now, and this is the first time I think I may actually participate. I have stopped by there on the way home from work several times, when a picture on their web site grabs my attention. The pictures have always been more interesting the the actual items, but maybe this time will be different.

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