Arrived in Manchester yesterday.
At the end of the first day of the two-day European Union summit, armed police of Gotenborg city threw rocks and shot into a crowd of anti-globalization protesters. One person was seriously wounded in the stomach by Swedish police militia.
Today I joined a non-violent protest against the police shootings in Sweden, in front of the Swedish Embassy in Oslo, along with various other humans. For about 15 minutes, a large group of terror policemen was effectively blocking the road in front of us and behind us, leaving us no escape. That seemed like a provocation from the police ("Gotcha!"), but fortunately everyone just kept listening to the talks, ignoring the men, their bats, their white helmets and their grinning dogs.
Just filed the application for transfer to Civil Service. I'll end up serving 4 months extra duty for that, 16 months in total.
In Norway, where I currently live, there is conscription, as there is in half the nations of the world. It is demanded that you make yourself available for the military machinery of the state for 12 months and are willing to take the lives of others and jeopardize your own.
Update: 2 months extra for doing Civil Service, 14 months in total.
I was disappointed, because Allchin's comments ignored all of the reasoning behind the widespread change from the term "free software" to the term "open source." (While there is a lot of overlap between the ideals of the free software movement and the open source movement, the two are not identical.)
I'm amused that O'Reilly makes open source look like swine.
Arrived Brussels with Annett on Thursday.
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