Yum, blight send me the two remaining red
Ugh, LWE is over. While it was great to see so many
linux seriously, it was bad karma to see the commercialism
rule at the
trade show, half the booths did not even have any technical
staff to answer
technical questions, all they could do was point to their
yakk was here
for the week.
That was pretty cool. He flew 26 hours from Perth to SF for
week, getting his contract with eazel and attending the LWE.
We got up at the crack of dawn on tuesday, to make it to
speech by Michael(sp?) Dell (ceo of dell.
We wanted to see it, since he was supposed
to demo nautilus. Well, the demo consisted of launching his
from nautilus and took about 10 secs - and we missed it. The
rest was an
hourlong commercial for Dell. Gah.
Thereafter I strolled around at the trade show, didn't
feel well, and was tired.
I met a lot of the helix people again
and some of the rhad
labs people. 'twas good.
Also got intercepted by campd, whom
I haven't seen since the 99 guadec.
At 13, the gnome press conference was on, where the
shaking news of sun, ibm and hp
adoption of gnome as the default desktop (instead of CDE)
was revealed, plus their
place in the newfounded Gnome Foundation. All good news,
though some people
understandably are nervous about it.
But anyways, after strolling around a bit, it was time
for my boothbabe duty.
So I sat for some hours doing the same 10 min demo of
nautilus over and over again,
while being bombarded with either good questions or hostile
kde evangelist questions and
the amusing questions
from marketing drones who didn't get the free software
thingy at all.
Well, at the end I truly felt like crap, so lucky we got
home rather early.
Next morning we didn't go too early, I was defintely
running a low fever now and
wasn't really feeling like another tour of boothbabe'ness.
But I did it, but still
got to sneak away to actually bond with the various hackers
Later that night was the Eazel/HelixCode LWE party, which
was good, loads of hackers
and free beer - good combo. Luckily I was feeling much
better at this time.
came up with the idea of using the suite we had at the
hilton for an extended
after-party. So there we
were, in the suite with loads of beer (roomservice, ah...)
and hackers. There was
loads of the Redhat guys, some Helix people and others,
all in all, successfull.
- Maciej being groped on by some girl
- Komrat Judy - you will drink for the party!
singing to his rootbeer
under the table
- getting hugged by josh (wah!)
- Martin Baulig wanting to get out of the car on the 101
to piss - two times!
- ordering wakeup service for 7 o'clock (I wasn't staying
So finally on the last day, it was loot gathering time -
got four t-shirts and
random crap. Bought some cool mints for Bjerregaard. All was
On friday we didn't get to work till noon, and then there
was marathon meetings
followed by post LWE beer bash. So all in all, I didn't get
any work done this week.
Also dropped the car of at a mechanic. My heat problems was
probably related to the
fact that the radiator fans didn't come on - so now I get to
12 month warranty, yay. Later that we ate at Ruth's Chris Steak
house. Pricy but excellent steaks, it still goes Moo
I go to the shitter (lidt som den 1200g culotte jeg delte
med Jacob på Bryggeriet).
Saturday evening, Frederik and Rebecca(sp?) showed up
(old komrade from Studenterhuset). So we
went for food,
chitchat in our highspeed encrypted communications systems
(danish) and then
for beer at the Kilowatt. It was
good to have a dane by again. They crashed at our place
(which meant I
got to sleep in the futon with george - eek!). Next day we
went up to the
hill at the top of 16th, great view. Then we went to Haight
Ashbury for some
food, dropped of Rebecca who needed a shopping fix, while
Frederik and I went
for the Lombard
Of course this was in the car he had borrowed, wouldn't go
up that hill in my
car with manual...So after that, they took off, we'll
hopefully go for the usual highway 1/santa cruz/highway
84/35 drive on wednesday or such.
Back home, it was satellite dish assembly & mounting
time. All went well, and
we've now got access to unlimited amount of crap on the tv.
Tænk, ingen har rigtig generet mig denne uge, hverken
folk jeg bor med eller
kolleger. Dvs for at holde gennemsnittet, bør denne
uge have en høj
(summary for the danish
impaired : fuck off).