Accumulated while on holiday---funny how sometimes I used this blog as an external strap-on memory pack.
There's a workshop on "Infrastructure for Research in Collaborative Software Engineering" atFSE in Atlanta this November. Its aim is "...sharing experiences in evaluating and using open-source, academic, and commercial choices to conduct research, showcase how choices helped accelerate their work, and identify areas for improvement."
The winner of the 26th Annual Bulwer-Lytton Contest (for best bad opening line) has been announced. My favorite is still a non-winner from the early 1990s: "His eyes were cold and hard, which made them exceptionally difficult to chew."