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Mon, 18 Jul 2005

[DebConf] It's done!

If you read this, it means two things: Firstly DebConf-5 ended. Secondly I survived my flight back.

After 3 bigger injuries, 9 days DebCamp, 7 days DebConf, 54 sessions (which went all in all surprisingly well), 150 Hectoliters coffee (and other caffeinated drinks), 250 Hectoliters of beer and 300 Hectoliters of milk (or what fins call milk) and several stars, it's now finished. Time to say thank you!

First thanks goes of course to the organizers of the event from all over the world as well as the local team from Linux-Aktivaattori. You really made DebConf-5 a very special, funy and informative event. Second thanks to the sponsors, who made it all possible.

Last not least a special thanks to all those poor volunteers, running around under the burning sun in their black T-Shirts for providing even more important resources than money: Their time. Doing every jobs that needed to be done, ranging from guiding people in the right direction to cleaning up the dorms. Some of them didn't spared themselves by working more than 20 hours a day - and that for the entire event.

Dear volunteers, if this is still on planet when you awake from your well deserved rest:













See you 2006 in .mx.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2005

[DebConf] About stars (Part V)

For obviuous reasons I hate a claudy sky. Damn.

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[DebConf] Remarkable, what people can forget:

I'm really impressed what people can loose, while listening to a talk. Of course there was one guy, who lost his wallet. One forget his skates, since he brought a pair of regular shoes and forgot after the talk to change. More remarkable: One person forgot his notebook - didn't thought geeks could do that.

Most remarkable: One forget a pair of sandals (no, he didn't had any skates. He put them of, and forgot later to put them on). I can't understand that: The sun was burning, the asphalt had a zillion degrees... and he didn't noticed he was barefoot?

Of course everything was returned to their respective owners, and even my favourite baseball cap with the swirl (which has still dust in it from three different continents...) was found...

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[DebConf] 5000

YES! I think I did it! If I calculated correctly (and the map is correct), I just jogged 5km! Without a stop! YES!

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Sat, 16 Jul 2005

[DebConf] A mystery uncovered?

Yes, it is true that today I introduced Holger Levsens BoF session Safer Hex in public a bit wrong. It seems that I indeed said "Saver sex" (and couldn't say any more, because the audience burst out laughing...)

Of course Holger choosed the title because of the this nice word game, and of course I got asked, if I did that on purpose.

I hereby try to answer all choosed questions at once:

Indeed I thought about that the evening before that, but actually I decided against it - that's not my standard for jokes ;)

On the other hand... you never know...

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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.