After an excellent two weeks away I am now back at work. Today is a good day to get back too – Sooz and I celebrate our 11th year together. 11 years ago I nervously asked her out at a band practise in Wootton, Bedfordshire. 11 years on I still love her as much as I did back then. Today she also starts her new role at the BBC. Tonight I cook, and if the planets line up just right, she won’t get food poisoning. 😛

So, back to work, and my profile is getting pumped with some fresh morning metal. I have thousands of emails to dig through, and I expect much of this morning, and potentially today, will be dedicated to that. If you have been in touch with me at my email address in the last few weeks, I hope to get to your mail today.

Some other things going on over the next few months:

  • On Friday I am keynoting at the KDE 10th anniversary event in Stuttgart. KDE is an astonishing project, and I am really looking forward to meeting a bunch of old and new flames there. :)
  • Tonight I am conference calling for the UK Linux & Open Source Awards 2006. I will also be attending the gala dinner on the 25th October at Millennium Gloucester hotel in Kensington.
  • I will be at LinuxWorld London on the 24th and 25th October. I will be there to speak, be on the Ubuntu stand, and also helping with the UK LoCo team Ubuntu stand, the Jokosher stand and meeting up for some community related events. I will post about this closer to the time.
  • November sees the fantastic Ubuntu Mountain View summit and it is shaping up really nicely with some fantastic people attending.

Finally, in a few weeks we pick up a new puppy to join our household. He will be called Pepper (short for Pepperoni to keep with the sausage related theme). He is a cream mini long-haired dachshund. Really looking forward to getting him and getting a playmate for Frankie since Banger has gone.

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