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Sat, 14 May 2005

Arrived in Guetersloh yesterday...

...took me 5 hours to get there. Well, it's quite nice here, the main train station is circa 10 minutes by foot from the Skolelinux Testzentrum in Germany, there is a nice pub 10m away, and if you need a small recovery time, you can take a small walk in a nearby park.

I only wished, it would take me less time to get here from my hometown near Frankfurt / Main.

This time it went quite bad: Beside the problem, that I couldn't book my train tickets in advance (I had a meeting, and didn't know, which train I would take), my train needed to be redirected (I think a suicide jumped before a previous train), and therefore I missed my connection, waiting for nearly an hour...

But hey, I finally arrived, and could join the already accumulated team, meeting old friends again, start to work on various topics, learn from them, and teach them a bit of what I know...

postet at 13:12 into [Debian/events] permanent link

Wed, 11 May 2005

[DebConf] CfP: Debian-Day at DebConf-5

You might have already heard about it: We are organizing a day with "normal" talks right before DebConf-5. Target audience will not be the developers and experienced users visiting the DebConf, but other interested people, including press, sponsors and people who don't know much about Linux at all.

Although we have some nice talks so far (including what is free software, what is Debian, how to help Debian), we could use some more ;)

So if you would like to do an English, more general talk for a non-technical audience, please get in contact with me. Especially, if you are from Finland and could add some local stuff ;)

Some topics I could imagine for this are for example:

  • Greeting by the DPL (I still wait for the answer to my mail, Branden ;)
  • First steps with your Debian System
  • A quick overview over custom Debian distributions and Debian derivatives

Of course that is only what I could think of. If you have other ideas (of course you can just propose topics without doing a talk yourself), please drop me a mail.

postet at 23:06 into [Debian/events/DebConf-5] permanent link

Tue, 10 May 2005

Skolelinux / Debian-Edu Working-Weekend in Guetersloh

This long weekend will be again a working weekend in the Skolelinux-Testzentrum in Guetersloh / Germany. Topics are amongst others:

  • Sarge installationtest
  • Working on the SkoleLive CD
  • KDE setup: customizing desktop for students and teachers
  • celebrate the German translation of the Documentation
  • some housekeeping
  • having fun
  • ... all that you would like to do

If you are interested in joining a bunch of guys hacking on Skolelinux Debian-Edu and Debian in general, you can find further information in the wiki.

postet at 18:13 into [Debian/events] permanent link


I'm terrible sorry for flooding planet. I just moved from blosxom to pyblosxom. Since I didn't touched my entries (and therefore didn't changed their timestamps) I didn't expected any problems and therefore didn't tested that part as careful as I should have done.

Again: I'm Sorry, I promise to be more careful in the future.

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Thu, 21 Apr 2005

Call for Papers: Debian-Day LinuxTag 2005

Again there will be a small sub-conference for Debian during this years LinuxTag, called Debian-Day, which will be on Thursday the 23rd of June.

If you attend LinuxTag in Karlsruhe / Germany (biggest event about Free software in Europe, nice people, nice exhibition, nice penguins in the nearby park, don't miss it) and would like to give a talk for an audience consisting mostly of experienced users and developers, please send me an mail, we have still some slots free.

But so far, it looks promising, Norbert Tretkowski will do a talk about backporting in general and in special, Andreas Barth and / or Martin Zobel-Helas will talk about, Joey Schulze about, Luk Claes about i18n / l10n and someone from the Debian women project promised a talk about their project. I can't remember any LinuxTag where we had so soon so many interesting talks for the Debian-Day.

P.S.: I accept bets, if Amaya will make it this year ;)

postet at 23:34 into [Debian/events/LinuxTag-2005] permanent link

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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.