30 Jun 2006 pcolijn   » (Journeyer)


Things I have learned so far:

  • Paris CDG is quite possibly the worst airport in the world. Too ghetto to have the little walkway from the plane to the terminal, incredibly slow busses to take you to the terminal, incredibly slow busses to take you between terminals, glacial immigration lines (though when you finally get to the front, they don't do anything; they just take your little card out of your passport and let you go) and a lossy baggage system. Fun! I keep trying to come up with some funny expansion for CDG, preferably starting with "crappiest," but I can't think of anything good. Suggestions welcome.
  • Stores and restaurants and pretty much any kind of business in Spain have the oddest hours. At any given time, maybe 1/3 of things are open. We've gone by a supermarket at many times of day and never seen it open. You can walk down the main street in the middle of a business day, when you would expect all the shops to be open, and only find a few willing to take your money. Odd.
  • Evolution uses 80MB of memory. Gahjeebus.
  • Happily, tinymail uses 4.5MB of memory on the same mail. I should really check that out. pvanhoof's talk was really good, and I need to check out this.
  • Gimmie is pretty cool, and almost makes me want to switch back to a GNOME desktop from ion. Almost :)
  • Some very cool stuff is going on in monodevelop. I usually can't stand IDEs because I'm a vi addict, but it turns out the editor in monodevelop is completely replaceable, so you could conceivably just drop in vim. And it's not just for C#. Worth looking into, anyway.

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