Quite a lot to say now that I'm at OLS.
Wednesday July 25th
Attended dyork's talk about CVS, which was really good - he definitely speaks well in front of a crowd. Unfortunately, this means that I missed the User-Mode Linux talk, but CVS is definitely more practical for me at this point (and the talks are all released as MP3s, anyways).
Afterwards, I decided to check out the Powertweak talk. I went to the room, sat down and opened my OLS Programme to read the talk abstract before it started only to realize that it was being given by davej! Another good talk, and I spoke with him for a few minutes afterwards about the Kernel Janitor FAQ.
After the talks in the afternoon, there was a GPG key signing party, which went quite well. I signed the keys of 2 future Debian developers from the University of Waterloo (among others) and got my key signed by people like Ted T'so, Mark Crichton (from the GIMP), and quite a few other people (quite a few francophones there, which was cool).
The AMD Welcome Reception in the evening was also pretty cool. Hugh Daniel had some slides from last year's Zero Knowledge party being projected onto a screen, and I was really excited to see some of the 8-second exposures of me juggling photon lights in the dark. Hugh came up to me today and showed me his new "tri-light" configuration, which is much easier for juggling. I don't know if we're
Thursday July 26th
PowerPC 64-bit Kernel Internals in the morning. I actually understood more than I thought I would, so it was actually pretty interesting.
After lunch, I attended Hotpluggable devices by kroah, which was also pretty good (I wasn't aware of the project before, so it was all new to me). I had met him the night before at the key signing party - nice guy and also very comfortable in front of a crowd.
I also attended the BGP talk but I was nodding off during it. It actually sounded quite interesting but I had hit some sort of mid-afternoon energy lull.
So that has been my two days so far. There is so much more to say, but this is long enough already.