Month: July 2009

Results, great and small

Smallest possible result: the punchline “she got the clap from a gnome” just made me giggle uncontrollably. Curse those webcomics! if there’s anything I’ve caught from GNOMEs this week, it was enthusiasm for cross desktop technologies, and I buried a Mexican. You just can’t get that kind of community building without a big conference, although […]

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Found Objects

Something to keep in mind for future conferences is perhaps a wiki page (world-writable) for lost-and-found. I ended up with a Medion brand USB stick, 64MB, with .tex source files on it and a bunch of PDFs and some family pictures. The TeX sources look have this attribution: \author{Departamento de Matematicas \\ I.E.S. Santa Maria […]

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BugSquad-ish

[[ Some notes from behaving like a BugSquad member. Picture of the real deal on the dot. ]] There was a BoF session on a timezone bug, where Pau Garcia y Quiles brought together folks running all kinds of Linux distros and other Free Software operating systems to examine system timezone setting. That has yielded […]

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Canary tweets

Claudia tells me I should use microblogging. I don’t know. Maybe I can write 140-character paragraphs instead. Is that ok? The Canary islands are beautiful and rugged. I will leave it to Jos to wax lyrical about them. I have been hiding out in the ops room, compiling. There will be Solaris Nevada b.115 packages […]

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