Being busy with university, I haven't been doing much for Debian or Free Software in general lately. The most notable thing was that I manged to get 3D acceleration to work on my OmniBook, thanks to Michel Dänzer's mach64 DRI packages. The speedup is quite noticeable, albeit not ground-breaking - at least now I can use pymol and Molekel without feeling like watching a slide-show. This episode also taught me that non-free software indeed is good for something, because it was struggling to get my roommates' Radeon card (or rather, linking the drm module for it) to work in 3D which actually made me wonder whether my notebook's graphics adapter would be able to do so as well. Other than that, I mostly broke jack's dependencies.
I am currently pretending to organize a small hacking event in Munich next weekend. It's going to be held along the next official Debian BSP and Frank Lichtenheld is going to come over to Munich to coordinate both of them. Further, Sven Luther will hopefully be around, as working on the powerpc port of d-i is planned as well. So, d-i hackers (or Debian people in general) don't be shy and come to Munich! I hope that a considerable amount of the Munich Debian guys will be around, in order to make that event fun to attend.
On some misc notes, I found out I'm living one subway station away from Murray Cumming and after looking at some of the other blogs in my quarter, of course I'm totally positive I've seen this girl somewhere before. Also, after having read Jeff Waugh's biography, I promptly logged into orkut again and finally became his fan on an official basis as well. In any case, OSCON looks like a wonderful place to be, if only it would be in Europe. Further, I appreciated that Ross Burton is listening to excellent music, although I was dissapointed to find out yesterday that our former, present and future DPL does not know about Eric B. & Rakim:
02:36 <azeem> warte bis -3:40 oder so, dann kommt Eric B. & Rakim :)
02:36 <tbm> kenn ich nicht