... not dead yet!
Looming it is, this conference. We've nearly sold out of non-keynote tickets as well now - 5 left!
This means we can shift the focus of promotion to Open Day, on February 2. We're hoping to attract lots of interested people and have cool stuff to show them. Donna did some posters yesterday, which we will put up at libraries and other public places around town.
In other news, there is a silly competition for LCA-goers. If you're attending you should bring a pencil sharpener and upload a photo of this sharpener to Sharpenr!
All attendees get to vote on the best/silliest sharpener and the winner receives a prize - provided they can both produce the sharpener at the conference and use it to successfully sharpen a pencil in front of an audience.
For over two years now virtually every single one of my days has been disturbed by a bunch of scrap metal guys who run their business from a truck, which they park in the street outside my office window. This is a home office and it's a residential street.
The guys in question then proceed to scour the neighbourhood for scrap metal, old fridges, washing machines and all kinds of hard rubbish, which they take back to their truck and noisily dismantle (using an axe to de-gas a fridge for instance) in the nature strip outside my house over the course of a few hours.