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I spent the last week at the AFS and Kerberos Best Practices Workshop, this year held in Urbana-Champaign at the University of Illinois. It was a great venue for the conference and very energizing to spend a week talking with people and getting to concentrate only on AFS. In between presentations, I got a ton of AFS work done, particularly on documentation. A lot is going on in the AFS world right now, with development happening as fast as I think it ever has in AFS's development.

The downside is that I spent all of last week being socially "on," pretty much constantly interacting with people, so I'm completely exhausted. It's great fun, but I always pay the price for it later. Thankfully, I've had this weekend to relax. Tomorrow, I'm meeting up with friends for the afternoon, but I have the holiday morning to myself. Then it's back to work, but with new time management techniques to apply that I'm feeling excited about (from Do It Tomorrow — review forthcoming).

A couple of new books came in while I was gone:

Algis Budrys — Benchmarks (non-fiction)
Pamela Dean — The Whim of the Dragon (sff)

I finished Wake by Robert Sawyer on the plane and am more than halfway through Ilium. I still need to get a copy of Julien Comstock to get the last Hugo nominee, but I think I'm going to wait until I can put the new Jacqueline Carey novel in the same order.

Reading is one thing that's worked very well so far this year, particularly in the past month. My vacation at the beginning of May got me back into the rhythm of it, and I'm really enjoying the additional inflow of creativity and things to think about. It's definitely worth it to make time for reading nearly every day.

Posted: 2010-05-30 21:40 — Why no comments?

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