June SHDH yesterday. Brenda has a writeup. I must admit, I also noticed the stares, and the people hurriedly looking away when you looked at them. Ah it feels great being misunderstood and feared ;)
In terms of actual work done, I added apache2 proxying support to autovserver - and did that mostly in the last 10 minutes of being there. I keep spending lots of time talking to everyone else there rather than coding, especially Andy, who is as die-hard open-source as they come. We were talking about cil, his little distributed command line bug tracker, and got on to talking about some kind of "Insta-Project"(tm) thing, that would populate a directory with a README, COPYING, basic debian packaging, a gitrepo (if it doesn't have one, which it should!) and a cil tracker so you can turn those little scripts you want to publish into a project with minimal effort. I'd like to see this implemented some day, though I can't see me having the time for a while because work is so hectic :(.
That's one thing I do like about SHDH. It's a chance, once a month, to go somewhere and code on something I want to work on. Not that I don't like working on Mahara - on the contrary, I love it - but it seems I have a million ideas for things I could do and not enough free time to do them. If I quit my job I don't think I'd ever get bored - at least, not until the moneys ran out ;).
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