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Wed, 24 May 2006

When we arrived at home...

... yesterday evening, we fell into bed. Interesting: Although I managed to sleep very well in the airplane for something near to 10 hours (and so did alphascorpii), we still slept for another 16 hours when we got home.

I think I'm getting old; that's the worst jet lag I ever had. So here is a list of things you can do at 3:00 AM in the morning, when you can't sleep because of jet lag problems:

  • Wait for your luggage to be delivered to you (British Airways finally managed to bring me my lost backpack; after promising me, that it's already on the way and will be delivered to me next morning, it wasn't delivered before 20:00...)
  • Sort all the snail mail from the last weeks
  • Read through all the mail from last weeks
  • Watch the streams from the last weeks tagesthemen
  • chat with the other jet lagged people
  • chat with the people still in Mexico
  • Call your family telling them you got home in one piece (after not telling them, that you've left)
  • Get angry, because your landlord hasn't done anything about the wet walls (well, at least the broken water pipe got fixed) or the mold on them
  • Chat with your girlfriend whether landlord is the proper word for that
  • Finally drink some real vaso de leche milk
  • Write some notes for DebConfs final report
  • Throw them away
  • Synchronize your private mirror
  • Pay old bills
  • Agree with other, that we should make a Wine, cheese and chocolate session next year
  • Write useless blog entries
  • Adding stuff to the DebConf fortunes

Perhaps I just finish reading The Da Vinchi code before someone, who went to the movie, spoils the ending. See you in... wherever DebConf7 will be.

postet at 03:37 into [Debian/events/DebConf-6] permanent link


Tue, 23 May 2006

You know, that you are back home...

... when:

  • No one storms at you in a store trying to sell you something, although you are just looking around killing time
  • Temperature is bellow 20 degrees Celsius, even if it's summer
  • You don't need a power adapter any more
  • You can eat food marked as hot again
  • fruit salad isn't served with chili and salt
  • Internet is working quite fast
  • You understand, what's said in the PAs

But the best sign, telling you, you are finally arrived at your home, is:
You are on your toilette, wondering where the bucket has gone, and what to do with the paper!

postet at 21:28 into [Debian/events/DebConf-6] permanent link


Sat, 20 May 2006

What is bad timing?

If you meet mooch, the inventor of the official DebConf-6 hug day on the toilet...

postet at 20:32 into [Debian/events/DebConf-6] permanent link


Fri, 19 May 2006

What realy cheers you up, ...

... when you are always busy doing orga stuff: You can always say: No problem, I can watch that interesting talk later as a video. Thanks, video team!

It even works for tourism stuff: No Problem, I'll come back later, and visit Frida museum!

postet at 20:31 into [Debian/events/DebConf-6] permanent link


Thu, 18 May 2006

What is irony?

If our release managers don't start their session about releasing in time not in time...

postet at 19:59 into [Debian/events/DebConf-6] permanent link


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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. Hw works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.

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