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Tue, 05 Jul 2005

[DebConf] What a country!

Been in the supermarket. They have at least 18 million different types of milk there. At not a single milk carton had a printing which looked a bit familiar... so I bought the one with the nicest cow picture on it. Bad luck! I didn't even know, that you can buy milk, which got all it's lactose removed, to be sweetened again. Double sweetened to be correct. Bah!

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[DebConf] I hate planes!

If it wasn't the fastest way to get from point A (e.g. Frankfurt) to point B (e.g. Helsinki), I wouldn't fly. I don't like it at all.

Being a bit larger than the average makes it even worse, since I find normal economy seats quite uncomfortable. So I thought I would be smarter this time, and take the earliest flight of the day, which should be fairly empty.

Good strategy, my neighbour place was indeed empty - there weren't many people on this 7:30 flight... of course the airline noticed that as well. So they used a quite small plane on my flight. Actually it was the smallest plane I ever flew with. Some kind of Canadian CRS 700 or something like that.

So my strategy worked well, since I had plenty of space for my legs, toes and other vital parts of my body, but failed nonetheless completely: They didn't had any distraction on that plane! No movie, no cartoons, no music. Not even one of those progress maps showing you, that you are only two pixels away from your target, so you can hope, that you will make it there alive.

And: Only four columns of seats. Wherever you take place - you can see out of the window. Usually I like to sit in the middle of the plane - far way from any windows, so it is kind of being in a loud bus. But that's impossible in such small planes... and to make it even worse, I had of course something important forgotten: Something to read. Luckily the flight just took 2 hours, but flying 2 hours through turbulence didn't made my trip any better...

Well, I finally arrived. In one piece. Alive. Good. I just hope, the flight back will be in a bigger plane...

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[DebConf] Please?

At 6:45 am My prefered coffee bar at Frankfurt airport is closed while the toy store (A toy store at an airport?) is open? Sure, I bet there are many passengers which prefer to play with their new Lego toy instead of getting a fresh coffe...

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Mon, 04 Jul 2005

[DebConf] Checklist...

Tickets... check!
Passport... check!
valid Passport... check!
Notebook... check!
Talk for Debianday... check!
Some socks, T-Shirts and trousers... check!
10 working toes... check!
jogging shoes... check!

Seems I'm ready for DebConf5!

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Sun, 03 Jul 2005

I lost my brain at Linuxtag ...

... but at least my toe is getting better :)

So, I'm sorry, Alfie, but if everything goes fine, I will get to HEL un-wrecked :)

Oh, and thanks Helix and all the others for not telling me about the small typo I made. Good joke :)

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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.