3 Aug 2000 Denny   » (Journeyer)

I've been trying to get on here to post a new diary entry for so long, I've forgotten most of what I was going to say... kept getting some server error about Auth fields...

Let's see, what have I done recently... I went to the Linux Developer's Conference run by the UKUUG here in the UK, got to meet Telsa and Miguel (energetic guy - now I understand how GNOME as a whole manages to move so fast - he's behind, pushing it!), as well as saying a brief 'hi' to Alan... I also met a lot of other people whose names I never remembered (a weakness of mine, sorry) but who were almost all very interesting to chat with, especially the guys in the bar afterwards who were discussing various networking things... thanks for letting me invade your conversation and learn some stuff from you!

Highlight of the conference for me was Miguel's speech - apparently "Unix sucks" :) which went down well at the UK Unix Users Group conference, obviously... *grin*

I also went to the OSE seminar recently, that was very interesting on a personal level, although not hugely relevant to my work, so it was nice of them to pay my petrol to get there... shortly before I went to that, I had helped one of my LUG members install Linux on a few machines at the school he teaches at, so it was interesting to hear a lot of different people discussing exactly this sort of thing, on scales ranging from one machine in a corner somewhere, to county-wide networks...

Today I had a kind of performance review at work, I didn't get fired, but I don't think anyone was that impressed either... I think I need to prioritise my work over my hobbies a bit more often! (I'm sure plenty of people here know that old song). On the bright side, my work is coding under Linux, so it's not a terrible fate...

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