Last weekend we went to Philly with Amy and John. After a bit of wandering, the others went off elsewhere but Rio and I ended up at the Shoe where they were just about to start showing a film (apparently they show them every Saturday night); Rio ignored the film, but accepted a cup of popcorn, and went off to the children’s section to read. She was very taken with the idea of zines and decided to try making her own. Later we all met up again and walked to the Passage to India, which has very good food for about $10 a head.
I have been playing with Carmen’s Next Great Adventure website. It now has a much nicer layout and the maps are properly designed, and it has the basic blog structure. I still need to make it so that people can put a “Where’s Carmen?” badge on their own sites. I’m really excited about watching this adventure unfold, and I know a lot of other people are too; if you have ideas about how we can get still more people watching and cheering her on on this journey, let us know.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you: she’s selling a lot of her stuff. If you live near DC and you like nifty second-hand books, look into it.
A friendly person has actually asked me whether I can spend a few hours talking him through fixing Metacity bugs! I am delighted. I also have a long list of focus bugs to track down, starting with the slightly recondite GNOME bug 158626 (about ddd of all programs), and I have to talk to the gdm folks (and the downstream folks, too) about merging fusa with the similar gdm applet which is a partial fork of it. I also have a blog post on this journal coming up about themes.