Having a ball. Finally met a few people who I had e-mailed
over the years, and someone whom I respect
believed I was a Linux guru. A little bit wrong on that
Finally met Alan and Telsa. Unbelievably nice people. It
must be frustrating going to places where everyone sorta
worships you, knows your name, but you have no clue what
their name or their stuff is.
My talk on adding software engineering to the open source
mix went reasonably well, and tonight's Mom&Pop(tm) talk by
maddog backed my views on world domination to the hilt. I'm
so glad that one of the grey beards of our community is
saying these things to the young 'uns, for they so
desperately need to hear the message, and I feel that I
didn't really get the message through.
Rusty Russell is one of the best speakers I've ever heard,
and I'm not just saying that because I am now in the cult
of Rusty. If you have a conference and need a keynote,
bribe or kidnap Rusty. IMNSHO, his is the best talk so far.
Tonight's dinner was excellent for the company and the
auction at the end. maddog won the first round bidding war
on a t-shirt that all the speakers had signed, and then he
immediately gave it back to be re-auctioned.
Extraordinarily generous! :-)
Went to the QT/Embedded talk. Bulb went off. Immediately
wanted to design secret project for NetBSD, but couldn't
cos I was the next speaker. Later that afternoon, did brain
dump to my friend Luke.
Jeff Dike has patches to try and make User Mode Linux work
on NT. I've just core'd patch several times under cygwin.
Apparently, once the patching has completed, it barfs and
needs much attention to complete the port.
I met Raph (the guy who made this place, cool dude), and he
and I are going to have an e-mail conversation very soon
about GS 7.0 print drivers for ink jets. So is maddog so I
can get him via LI to pump HP once more for PPA info.
Too much to do, not enough hours in a day.