i’m traveling a lot this summer for work and fun, and even some of both occasionally. today i sit in suburban indianapolis with my family working on talks for ODTUG Kaleidoscope and Ideawave. still to come are in internal talk for Pivotal Labs about 5 things every developer wants to get right in MySQL, LinuxCon, and the new MySQL sunday at Oracle OpenWorld. This doesn’t even hit the three un-conferences i’m attending for which i still have define some potential sessions. I love the focus that this bringing to my thoughts. if you can’t distill something well, the talk won’t be good. here’s hoping i tighten up my talks neatly.