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Braunschweiger Linuxtage last weekend. Great event with a lot of interesting people. Met Martin Baulig who held two talks about Gnome and Tim Janik who made a presentation about GTK+ 1.4. Robert J. Chassell from the FSF was there too and talked a lot about Free Software (of course) and society. Very interesting and entertaining.

I nearly talked the whole two days about Gimp. The local LUG had a booth with Gimp on a Xinerama three monitor display and two Wacom tablets. It was sometimes hard to find the mousepointer, but it worked... :-)

Met lots of other interesting people. Especially thanks to Bjørn Bürger and his WG for providing a place to sleep.

Last Weekend I visited the first Vintage Computer Festival Europe in Munich. It was a pretty cool event with lots of interesting old hardware. My favourites were:

  • A Tektronix Terminal with a storage vektor display
  • A mechanical calculation machine with motor. Division really rocks. Make sure you place it on a stable table :-)
  • A self-built tube computer - the MUNIAC. The creator tried to build a "modern" tube-computer. It is not yet completed but is already able to count...

It is some kind of frustrating, that my knowledge of old computers is really limited. At least I can now claim, that I wrote a program on the very first Commodore PET 2001 model - Yeah, right:

10 PRINT "ICH BIN EIN COMMODORE PET 2001! ";
20 GOTO 10

Definitely cool!

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