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Sat, 26 Feb 2005

Still feeling sleepy...

after the odyssey during the last days. Well, I promised you details about the DVDs we created for CeBIT. But as I said: I still feeling sleepy, and I should better start packing my luggage for my trip to china.

Although most work on the DVD was done by Jörg Jaspert and Martin Zobel-Helas, my statistic looks impressive, too:

Days spend for the project:4
Kilometers traveled by train:> 800
Kilometers traveled by foot:>35
Money spend for train tickets:> 130€
Weight earned on a one week apple (where for free at LOTS and fast food diet: 2.5kg
Money spend for fast food:> 40€
Helped organizing more than 25'000 Debian DVDs to be spread during CeBIT:priceless

There are funny thinks you can't buy :)

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Wed, 23 Feb 2005

Small mail problem

Yesterday I became victim of a small - uh - failure caused by PEBKAC with my mail setup and lost a couple (of thousands) of mails from last week. So if you are send something important, and I didn't answered yet, please resent your mail. Thanks for those who already did so. Special thanks to those, who phoned me to inform me about my mail problem instead of sending an email ;)

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Sat, 19 Feb 2005

Another month ...

another event. This time it's Let's open the source in Bern, Switzerland. There aren't that much visitors, but it's a nice event, although I found out, that it is sometimes easier for me, to talk to visitors in English, than to try to understand Swiss German ;)

We are showing bubulle's babbelbox, selling some shirts, while Skolelinux is on the neighbor table. Will push some photos and the slides of my talk (general introduction to Debian) online later.


I feel better, since I learned, that the Swiss have problems to understand each other, too ;)

postet at 14:41 into [Debian/events] permanent link Day 2:

Broke my Notebook yesterday. Damn. Luckily I broke it after my talk, and a new one is already ordered.

Saw a nice thing at the booth of Novell / SuSE. Take a look at my gallery for some pictures.

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Wed, 16 Feb 2005

Howto shoot yourself in the foot:

To celebrate the opening of the new MSN search, Microsoft offered some companies and press agencies a personal search expert for one day to research what you are looking for.

The Freie-Software-Presseagentur accepted their offer. And they asked their "experts" the following questions:

  1. Which agencies work for Microsoft in the different countries of the European Union and in Bruxelles in the area of Public Affairs?
  2. Which former politicians from countries of the European Union are now hired by Microsoft in the Area's Public Affairs / Lobbying / Public Administration?
  3. Are there Numbers, how much money Microsoft spends each year in the area of public affairs?
  4. How many employees has Microsoft in the Area's Lobbying / Public Affairs in Bruxelles and in Germany, and what are their names?

After a couple of hours their search "experts" left the building without success, stating:
Our search was not successful. It could be possible, that the data on the MSN-sites are suppressed. But in general it seems to be complicate to get those numbers. Yes, we know, that it wasn't in Microsofts interest, that we were here.

If you speak German, you can read more on pro-linux, (including a nice picture) and pretecs weblog.

I'm sorry, I didn't found any English source for this, and I'm sure I made (as usual) some mistakes while translating this. Believe me: In German it is funny :)


The story has been translated:, thanks for the hint, Markus.

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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.