23 Nov 2005 chrisime   » (Journeyer)

Blogging blabla...
Let's blog again (am I bored? no, not really!)

post-USA:
The last day (16th Oct) the weather was quite nice, I was in a good mood and thought nothing could go wrong (haha, things go wrong when you aren't expecting it). So, I got to the airport, everything packed. Waited for some hours (the usual procedure at airports, most people know it) and learned just 45 minutes before boarding, that no airplane would leave for Philadelphia etc.pp. Very nice, I thought! So I got to the ticket counter (where already about 50 people were waiting; I decided that it would be more -- let's say -- appropriate to go to the First Class counter. I had to wait for about 10 minutes (better than waiting more than one hour!), tried to explain my problem (errr, the airline's problem actually), got a new ticket, took the T back where I was staying. Bottom line: I had to stay for one more day in Boston (well, my baggage has been already sent to Philadelphia -- bad luck, like my trip to the states where I had to wait for my baggage as well). I finally arrived in Munich on Tuesday (18th), got to Passau in the evening and was finally home.
A brief summary about my trip:
I really enjoyed Boston again, met harshy, cinamod New York was very nice, very big, very crowded. I enjoyed the view on top of the Empire State Building, got to Staten Island, visited the remains of the WTC (the only thing which is left is the basis), experienced New York's weather (2 days rainy). I'm going to upload my photos soon. Stay tuned...

LWE in Frankfurt and LinuxDay in Dornbirn/AUT:
Beside some bad organisation, LWE was quite ok. Unfortunately, it was smaller and fewer people visited the fair. Our booth was well equipped and I want to thank Zoltan for his good work and his efforts. We gave away about 1200 Ubuntu CD's; this means about 2500 CD's found their way to the users this year (Linuxtag and LWE). We can do better and the newly founded Ubuntu Deutschland e.V. ordered additional CD's for the next event(s). The GNOME Deutschland e.V. and the Ubuntu Deutschland e.V. will cooperate in the future and combine their efforts, which makes me really happy. Both e.V.'s can learn from each other. As a sidenote I'm especially content that "Josh" is our new treasurer now. He's going to help us in many ways. I'm hoping that the next months will be easier for me. The last days I contacted some people in our e.V. to see, if they want to help and in which areas they want to contribute. Got some replied -- promising. BTW, I uploaded my LWE photos here. Check them out, if you're interested.

UPDATE:
At Systems this year we gave away about 3000 Ubuntu CD's (thanks for the update, Murray). This makes more than 5500 CD's! w00t!!

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