21 Jul 2000 Bryce   » (Master)

Last night was fun,.. went off to the drink and food part that corel paid up for (very decent of them) at the Hard Rock Cafe. Good evening with lots of people to talk to though I did find myself becoming more hoarse through the night through the insistance of the staff increasing the music volume.

Was quite tired from the first night and my shins where quite sore through standing and walking around all day, so I went back to the hotel.

Woke up at 08:10am (I love my alarm clock,.. no really, I do) fell back asleep. Finally fell out of bed by 09:40 and quickly got dressed and ran off to the conference. (Skipped breakfast)

Met up with Telsa, and after a few plesentries with other conferance people, went off to the bookshop with her to look for something decent to read on the flight home come Sunday night. I did fine a pop-up-book of phobia's which I was going to show Telsa, but she ran away in terror before I could show her the contents (intresting things like snakes, spiders, first person view of being in the dentists chair etc. Bought a couple of books for myself. Must make a note to go back later on or tomorrow and buy some postcards. Apparently the ones that Telsa bought came with stamps which would save me having to find a post office.

I debated going and buying a pair of new shoes and a pair of jeans as Canada seems to be much less expensive that the US (when you do the money conversions).

Many more talks.

Went for lunch with Telsa, _A_ and Andrew (he who likes to grab everyones VAIO laptop and pull it apart in the hope of seeing system events via the sony SPIC chip).

Forgot to mention, Telsa is the owner of a nice new vaio, which despite her best efforst has already been subjected to many kernel and application hackers. On the good side, it's wonderful being at a convention where every possible problem you could have with linux on a laptop is easily fixed by looking around for the appropriate maintaner of the package you can't quite get working 8)

Speaking of laptops, I'm depressed at just how many people have one,.. I'm starting to feel a bit left out 8( the keyboard of the PC110 that _A_ sent over is just way too small for use (along with some mysterious japaneese keys) and the battary life is about 5 minutes before it needs recharging 8/ so that stays back at the apt. Nearly everyone here with a laptop is using a wavelan wireless ethernet card and it's quite funny to see them huddled around in groups the first day trying to get the driver for the card to actually work. (there was MUCH consternation as people got frustrated at having to recompile drivers etc). This all seems to have finally sortted itself out and now it's funny to look around in the talks at all the people who are busy typing stuff online while tilting their laptops in an effort to pick up a radio signal 8)

Things have quietend down a bit and there is a Zero-knowledge party tonight which of course I will obediantly atend 8)

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