Archive for July, 2007

GUADEC has ended… and there aren’t enough pictures of jdub holding massive amounts of ice cream on Planet GNOME

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Jeff Waugh, a bunch of people from Sun, and I had a great dinner at Bella Italia in Birmingham Thursday night during the excellent (and rainy) week of GUADEC 2007.

The dessert Jeff is holding in the pictures above looked like a ton of ice cream and, indeed, it turned out to be quite a massive amount.

I’ll have more photos from GUADEC uploaded soon, as well as many from my England travels (from the week prior).

A few more recently posted pictures on Flickr

Thursday, July 5th, 2007
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I still have lots more to post from my recent travels, too. (:

Be sure to check out even more photos on my flickr page.

4th of July, Boston Style

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

It was raining; I left my real camera and tripod at home. When I was viewing the fireworks I thought I made a mistake.  “Oops.”

At least I had my pocket camera for the fireworks.

Perhaps it was good that I didn’t bring the big camera, as there was a huge fight between several drunk people on the overcrowded subway on the way home. Profanity was flying like only a Southie could say it.  (Think of “Good Will Hunting“.)  It probably could have easily turned riot level; lots of people were worked up about the fight.  A few brave individuals stepped in, thankfully, and forcefully shoved most of the misbehaving drunk kids off the train…  police later came and investigated the matter.  There was a report of a knife, too… and I somehow suspected that we weren’t the only part of the train (or only train for that matter) that had a fight like this.  Some people got messed up pretty bad; they’re going to need stitches.

Riding the MBTA during holidays usually winds up like this… and that’s exactly why I chose to leave my real gear and take my pocket camera instead.  I figured an event like this would most likely happen, and it did.

So… the Boston fireworks were absolutely brilliant and a joy to see, and witnessing the sky lighting event with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while was great too (even factoring in the ride home).

GUADEC photo safari 2007

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

If you’re going to be in Birmingham, UK for either LugRadio or GUADEC this year, have a little extra time in between, and would like to have a photography meet up… simply email, IM, and/or post a comment on my blog.

You can contact me at my gmail address, which is my first name and last initial. “garrettl” and what follows after is the @ sign and, of course, the domain This works for both email and IM (through Jabber / Google Talk).