August 17, 2022

I'm back home from my trip for DConf + vacation.

DConf was a blast. It was great to hang out in person again with faces familiar and new. I'm already looking forward to meeting up with everyone again next year. The vacation bit was a lot of fun, too.

Because I've done very little work over the past three weeks, I've got a mountain of tasks to get through over the next several weeks and months. A few of the higher priority things:

  • DConf Online ramp up
  • DConf wrap-up, including some admin stuff and editing & publishing the individual videos
  • SAOC ramp up (the application deadline is August 21, by the way)
  • Two meetings to summarize (July & August)
  • New videos to create for the YouTube channel
  • DIPs to get moving through review
  • Blog posts to write

Prepping those DConf videos will consume most of my time for the next few weeks. I'll publish each video as soon as it's ready to go. I can't predict how long it will take, so I ask for your patience.

At the moment, I'm assisting Iain where I can on the admin side in getting our downloads moved away from Amazon to Backblaze. Once we get everything set up and have the certificate thing sorted, we'll be able to solve the problem with the broken DMD download. A perfect storm of issues has created that situation and caused the fix to be delayed. But we're getting close to having it solved.

That move is part of the collation of ecosystem services that we've got going on. I expect we'll be ready to move some other services some time soon (perhaps the tour and, or maybe the forums and the wiki).

We're still in an environment where we have just a few people working in their free time on the server stuff, so progress is highly sensitive to their availability. Once we get things in place with a team of admins available to manage all the services, we should see faster responses to outages and quicker progress on projects involving changing/replacing/adding services.

My BindBC packages will, unfortunately, continue to be neglected for a bit until I can trim my broader D task list significantly down. I'll try to make time for any critical issues anyone reports, but I can make no promises right now.

So anyway, I'll be back on the job after a good night's sleep. I'm off from my main job until next Tuesday, so I hope to make a significant dent in the mountain before then.