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Wed, 26 Apr 2006

[DebConf] Sometimes I like my job

It is for example fun to be one of the first who heard about a new award Debian got, and add it to our website (should be up there soon, thanks again to Cyril Brulebois from the french language team for translating).

The not fun part of my job seems to be to try to write polite mails, asking people for something without stepping on their toes. Well, let's not talk about that; after having spend several hours on writing an other mail I just feld like blow my stack but deleted the stuff I just wrote... so let's go one.

Another not that funny part of my work were the proceedings I just finished. After I lost somehow last years work (I had a very nice system of texing all those papers, creating a big PDF for printing and several small ones for download), I needed to do a complete rewrite, which got complicated by people submitting their papers in neither LaTeX nor plain text as we asked to do. Some could be fixed by some sed magic, but I'm impressed what ugly code some automated conversion tools can create. But that's done, too, and we even had the great idea of adding a credits section for all the volunteers helping to make DebConf become reality. Having that done, I couldn't resist and added a small joke. One of those insiders not everyone will get... Forgive me :)

While talking about jokes: Did anyone noticed our quite new DebConf fortunes section? Feel free to submitt new ones.

Some other news: No, Gustavo, we didn't decided yet where DebConf7 will take place, but one thing is for sure: Since DebConf6 will be in Latin America the next one won't. We have several offers, including (but maybe not limited to, I might have forgot one or the other) Edinburgh, Brixen, somewhere in Greece, Sarajevo and... uhm... some people would like to have one in Germany but don't think we could afford that, so it's quite sure DebConf7 won't be here. But as said, decision has not been made (but it looks like it will be in Europe ;) and currently we don't have the time to think much about that. Let's try to get DebConf6 done first ;)

PS: Civilization has reached me! But they marked the wrong house! It is the one to the south east, the one with the empty parking lot.

PPS: No, this blog entry has no deeper meaning; I just feld like bloging.

postet at 02:22 into [Debian/events/DebConf-6] permanent link

Sun, 16 Apr 2006

But ...

those were the days, when only skilled, UNIX-literate people could use Debian. I don't miss those days.

postet at 16:27 into [Debian] permanent link

Fri, 17 Mar 2006

Let's get a bit productive, shall we?

I always liked those "Bits from the foobar team" mails. So the other people knew that stuff was going on, and that the members of the other teams were doing something. Therefore I just started it with a small mail to -project about event and press stuff.

I hope to post such mails more or less regularly in the future to keep you informed.

postet at 13:39 into [Debian] permanent link

Thu, 16 Mar 2006

[CeBIT] Back

No, I didn't continued to blog and upload later. But at least I thought I let you know, that I'm back.

As soon as I reached the bottom of my mail backlog, I'll write a small report.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2006

[CeBIT] Good morning!

Some times I hate travelling with the train. Somehow you allways end up to arrive later than planed. Damn.

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