19 Oct 2002 pjdowner   » (Journeyer)

nodnoL Spent a week in London recently and had a fantastic time managing to fit in time for both of my main passions in life. Spent the first three days skating, in total I spent about 17 hours on 8 wheels, starting off with the friday night skate and then spent Saturday and Sunday in Hyde Park as well as spending Sunday evening in Trafalgar Square skating with people I'd met in Hyde Park.

LinuxExpo The rest of my time in London was spent running the Gnome booth at Linuxexpo, I did have help from a few others (most natably Michael Meeks who turned up with Ximian monkeys and leaflets) but 70% of the time it was just me and my laptop manning the booth. As an added bonus I got on well with dpash who was manning the KDE stand (we also both helped build the debian stand when Phil Hands turned up) and lots of people were amused that at times when we needed breaks KDE would look after the Gnome booth and vice versa. Anyway Telsa has asked me to write a report for gnome-events, so I'll link to that when it's done.

Ended up at a Lonix meet on the wednesday which just turns out to be lots of computing people in a pub shouting at each other in order to be heard, I think I prefer the smaller scale swlug meets, met up with Alasdair at the meet and ended up going for pizza with a few others whilst Lonix went for curry.

Fun was had helping to dismantle the Debian stand, especially watching wookey try to fit it all in his van.

I also met up with Davej who had Victoria and John in tow, ended up spending Friday night round at his flat as well as wondering around various parts of London with them in the day.

SWLUG Another meeting in Swansea this week which was quite fun, we seem to be invading a Cyber Cafe in Cardiff for the next meeting which will be the first time we've not held a pub/restaurant meeting in a long time.

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