Hey guys!

You know, I kinda feel bad for not posting as much personal stuff. Most of what I end up posting is Ubuntu or Kwartzlab-related. I know there are at least one or two of you who might like to hear a little bit about *me*.

How do you feel about bullets? Maybe in reverse-chronological order.

* I dressed up as The Blue Screen of Death for Hallowe’en. [Blurry MySpace shot](https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LyXn7pEaAJqS6vt6HQFlcVcronFdHSbP-DFsMLhVdgU?feat=directlink).
* I spent a chunk of the weekend at [FSOSS](http://fsoss.ca). Yeah, that’s Ubuntu-related. See the previous post. But it was cool and I got to hang out with some really interesting people, like one of the engineers working on the [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org/?p=106). I also made some contacts and got some ideas for future Ubuntu things, if I ever have the time.
* [Hacky Hallowe’en was awesome](http://makebright.com/2011/10/kwartzlab-rocks-hacky-halloween/) apparently. I’m sad I wasn’t there. Wait, that’s about Kwartzlab, not me…
* I got a cold a couple of weeks ago and have been mostly quarantined from seeing Ellen. This makes me sad.
* I’ve become mildly obsessed with Dragon Age. I got the game because a bunch of co-workers liked it and figured it would be a modest distraction, but I ended up getting sucked in. I’ve played Origins and all the DLC. I haven’t played Dragon Age II yet. I’ve been too busy to afford resurrecting the time vampire. I have, however, bought the first volume of the tabletop role-playing game (which was a little disappointing) and I’ve just finished reading the first novel. I started the second last night.
* Speaking of obsessions, have you seen [the Doctor Who toys they’ve announced recently](http://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/enemies-of-the-third-doctor-collectors-set/)?! My most recent order (including Idris, River and Scaroth, last of the Jaggaroth) should be arriving soon.
* I should write about what I’m doing at work sometime. I’ve become a language designer as well as an IDE developer. It’s all pretty cool. My employer encourages us to blog about what we’re working on, but I still feel weird about it (hence not referring to said employer by name; not that it’s a secret or anything).
* I didn’t get to do nearly as much gardening as I wanted to do this year. Nearly every weekend was booked up with *something*: Ubuntu release parties, Stratford plays with Ellen, SoOnCon, Toronto International Film Festival, Ubuntu Global Jam, our trip to Montreal, Car Free Sundays, Kwartzlab cottage weekend… If not one of those, I was most likely spending time with Ellen or playing Dragon Age. I did a little bit to enact my gardening plans, but I’d hoped I’d be further ahead.
* Still, it was a pretty awesome summer. I can’t say I really regret all the stuff I’ve been doing.