Red Echo

August 18, 2015

Camping in the desert

Floodland 2015 is over.

I hear it was a success, which is great. People had a good time and it was an authentically old-school-Burning-Man-like experience. Sounds like people want to come back and do it again next year, and have ideas and enthusiasm for projects they’d like to try.

I spent nearly all of my time during the event working, stressing, or trying with limited success to recover from working and stressing, so I didn’t really get to participate, which was not so great.

We had unreasonably hot weather on Thursday, which delayed setup, and we had an unbelievably intense windstorm on Friday, which knocked everything down and kept everyone huddled up inside vehicles and the sturdier tents. I’ve been out to the site on five occasions now and this was by far the most challenging weather.

We got things put back together on Saturday and people apparently had a great time, though I had already wiped myself out and missed it all. Oh, well. We will do better next year.

August 3, 2015

Comparison of programming fonts

A convenient table of programming fonts showing examples in a compact form allowing easy comparison.