Sunday, May 31, 2009

brief lessons from Montreal:

This really deserves a way bigger post, but I'm very very (very) tired; consequently, let me present some brief lessons from my time at etigcamp in Montreal:

1) 1% of librarians are indifferent, 1% of librarians are actively evil, and 98% of librarians are made of PURE BADASSERY and general awesomeness and were entirely represented at etigcamp.
2) The language thing bugs me more than perhaps it should. I feel bad when I can't communicate.
3) Roller derby is a lot like cricket until you get the hang of what the rules are.
3a) Pabst Blue Ribbon helps with roller derby rule comprehension.
4) I will endure any amount of angry pedestrians and cab drivers yelling at me in French for my poor driving and/or navigating if bagels eventually result.
5) The world needs many, many, many more etigcamps.
6) man, am I sleepy.

My presentation at etigcamp is up here: warning though, it's very unlike my previous presentations in that it's image heavy, verbiage light. If you want me to explain some slides, let me know.
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