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Phew, the past week just flew by! I did not manage to post a single diary entry. Anyway, I am back home from ALS.

I returned to Germany yesterday morning and slept all day. Now I am back in the office and I am catching up with two days of mail. Not too bad...

ALS was big fun and I met and talked with a lot of great people.

Also, Linux on S/390 won the best of show award! This is really great, since our S/390 are working really hard on getting the final release out.

The batteries lasted long enough for me to catch up with all issues of the Linux Weekly News I missed in the past weeks and reading several other articles. Nice! In parallel I was listening to MP3s. I also watched "Gladiator" during the flight - not a bad movie.

I arrived safely in Atlanta. Fortunately the Internet access works without a problem, so I am back online!

Yesterday was "package day". I upgraded some of my packages and added some missing packages to the list on my home page.

Today I am going to set up my laptop for the trip to Atlanta. Which means, that I am torturing wwwoffle and leafnode to have something to read during the flight :) Fortunately this laptop has two batteries, which will hopefully last a while...

Returned to work after a long weekend (Tuesday was a national holiday and I took Monday off, too). It was very relaxed - we went to Heidelberg on Saturday and Sunday, visiting our parents and going to the "Heidelberger Herbst". Unfortunately weather was bad, so we went to a Thai restaurant instead of partying on the fair. Monday was shopping day in Nuremberg and Tuesday was "hang-loose" day. We watched two DVDs, "Sleepy Hollow" (Excellent movie) and "ExistenZ", which was rather weird. It reminded me a bit of "The 13th floor" and "Matrix".

The tickets for my trip to ALS arrived, and I will start setting up my Laptop for the trip tomorrow.

Well, I am back from vacation, at least physically. My internal clock is still 6 hours off, but I hopem it will get better soon.

The vacation was just great - being completely offline for two weeks was very relaxing. I have read about six novels in a row - seems like I really needed some distraction.

Let's see, how long the recreation effect lasts - I must have gathered more than 10.000 emails. It will take me a few days to catch up.

I am back in the office after a long weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. We visited a friend of mine and did some sightseeing. And we also met with Jens on Friday and had dinner in a restaurant at the Tivoli. A very nice place!

Only three more days of work, before our three-week vacation starts.

On Friday, I will be in Düsseldorf, Germany, giving an introduction of SuSE Linux 7.0 live at GIGA TV (between 3 and 4 pm).

Oh boy - I am at home again. Linux World was a lot of fun - I met a load of people and had good talks. Linux really is big business now. Unfortunately I did not manage to write on the diary during this time - it was hard enough to keep up with all the email.

Some highlights from the past week:

  • Our lineup of hardware on the booth (everything from a thinkpad to an S/390 and an Alpha cluster)
  • Aerobatics with a co-worker from the Oakland office
  • Some San Francisco sightseeing
  • Flying First Class on the way back

I finally arrived in San Jose after being awake for more than 24 hours - I feel a little dizzy!

I never want to fly to the US via Canada again! First you have to immigrate to Canada, then you have to fill out more immigration forms for the US. I tried to apply for an INSpass, but they do not issue them to Germans at the moment - Congress has to prolong this law first.

Fortunately the Internet access is working! Caught up with email and went to sleep.

Today I will first try to organize a rental car and head for the convention center afterwards. People are already busy with setting up the booth.

I'm getting ready for LinuxWorld. I received a laptop from our pool today - it's an IBM TP570. Neat, especially without the huge docking bay. I hope the batteries last long enough - I enjoy listening to MP3s and playing games during intercontinental flights.

Yesterday I was busy updating some of my packages.

Started working on packaging usbview - it should be ready by today.

Back after a very relaxing weekend (at least Sunday was relaxing - we had to clean up the flat on Saturday...)

Watched to very weird movies on DVD: Being John Malkovitch and Dogma. Both very very difficult to understand in the original english version - I guess I have to watch them in German again to fully understand them.

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