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Thanks and the Future

Hi Everybody. I have a few things to talk about so I’ll cover them in order.

Chuck Frain In The Bay

Chuck Frain In The Bay

First, thanks to all my friends and family that donated financially and/or encouraged my effort at Plungapaloza ’09 for the Maryland Special Olympics. Together we raised $600 and helped to enhance some lives. You can see my pictures and get the proof that yes, I am that crazy when it comes to a good cause. There is, of course, a Youtube channel for videos from the day.

So who’s ready to join me next year for this event?!

This Friday, January 30th at 7pm Celeste Lyn Paul has organized a KDE 4.2 release party in Silver Spring, MD at the Piratz Tavern. It is a family friendly place so come out for some good food and good company. I will be making an effort to be there.

In just a few weeks on February 11th the Columbia Area LUG will be welcoming Paul W Frields from the Fedora Project. Voting is still open, but as of now it looks like he will be talking about remixing Fedora to your custom needs for a live CD/DVD/USB image.

The Ubuntu Maryland Loco will be participating in the Global Bug Jam again this year. We will be getting together on February 21st. Details are still being worked out as to where and the exact times (I am expecting it to be ~9:30am-1:00pm). As soon as details are confirmed I’ll post more.

Be sure to check out the new look and features to, the Free and open microblogging service based on the Open Source software. Evan and the team have made some great visual and functional enhancements to the site. The new groups functionality is particularly interesting. I’ve filed one bug against the feature but otherwise it’s really cool. I created groups for the Ubuntu Maryland team and CALug. I’ll be using these as another means to push info about what’s happening with our teams, particularly last minute meeting updates for weather related stuff.

Thursday I’ll be making another double red donation to the Red Cross. If you are eligable go out and Give Life.

I think that’s about it for now take care and I’ll talk with you all again soon!


  1. The polar bear plunge was fun. I hope I will receive my sweatshirt soon, they were running out when I registered. I don’t know how it felt for you, but the water was so cold my whole body was numb when I left the water.

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 9:49 am | Permalink
  2. jorge wrote:

    That looks cold!

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 11:03 am | Permalink