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Thu, 09 Feb 2006

[CeBIT] Note to myself:

Next time we do some kind of special DVD (e.g. multiboot with updated kernel and some backports), we should start working on it sooner.

PS: Yes, I know. I said it every time I was involved and Ganneff said it everytime he was involved, too. But this time we mean it!

postet at 07:13 into [Debian/events/cebit-2006] permanent link

Wed, 01 Feb 2006

I got a mail...

Dear Alexander Schmehl!
Your account 'tolimar' has just been created in the central LDAP database of the Debian project. [..]
Welcome to the project!

Thanks very much for everyone involved! That's indeed a very nice birthday present! And thanks to those who sent me congrats!

postet at 11:29 into [Debian] permanent link

Sun, 29 Jan 2006

Coming home...

from the DebianEdu gathering at Erkelenz. If you don't know where that Erkelenz is: It's in Germany. Sort of. To explain it with unförmchens words: You travel to the west until the big abyss, and after you dropped down you still need to drive 20km ;)

However it was a nice meeting, while a teacher and several scholars served us with bread, pizza, drinks, power, net and everything else we need (I'm really impressed by the work of the local volunteers! A big THANKS! to Erek-Dingsbumms!) we did some work for DebConf, CeBIT, in the wiki, partly for DebianEdu, oh, and of course we made a lot of jokes about you-probably-don't-know-who ;)

You-probably-don't-know-who is sometimes a bit difficult. He can really get on your nerves, but on the other hand, he does things were you just can't stop laughing, so it's more or less okay. Speaking of that: He found a cool method to find his way in semi known territory: If you don't know where you need to go, just drive in increasing bigger circles and sooner or later you'll get to the point. This algorithm terminates even, if your start and your end poinst are on the same plane. Luckily for you-probably-don't-know-who that's the case on every pair of two points on earth's surface...

Even better for him: From time to time he has a navigational assistance system, in form of a female human sitting on his passenger seat...

postet at 19:31 into [Debian/events/Erkelenz-2006] permanent link

Fri, 27 Jan 2006

For those who care about cheap flights to DebConf-6...

... if I understood correctly, British Airways has currently some kidn of early bird rebate for flights. At least from germany it was the cheapest flight I could find, but it's only a couple of more days (I think till end of January).

So if you didn't booked yet your flights, this might be a good time to start searching for flights ;)

BTW: We'll fly with BA0903 from FRA to LHR and with BA0243 from LHR to MEX at the 10th of May. We'll fly back on the 21st of May with BA0242 and BA0910.

postet at 19:27 into [Debian/events/DebConf-6] permanent link

Mon, 16 Jan 2006

OpenSolaris at DebConf

Lars Wirzenius answered one of my last blogs about OpenSolaris being at the upcoming DebConf. I would like to give a short (and long overdue) answer, might be interesting for others, too.

Yes, you are right. Silence does indeed not necessarily signify consent; let me rephrase that: As long as you don't answer again, we did our job and you have the token ;)

However I want to clarify the accepted session a bit: No, we did not accept an OpenSolaris talk. I agree that such a talk would with high probapility be just an advertising session (perhaps even leaving out the important points where the two communities disagree).

What we accepted was an OpenSolaris Round Table. A panel discussion in our political track. I don't see a high potential of Solaris advertisement there, but a big chance to get together, talk and solve problems.

I would like to see it as a chance for a new start: When the two communities first got in contact (I'm too lazy to search the list archives right now, but I'm sure you remember the discussion, both sides made mistakes (them, when they ignored our requests/questions/principles; us, when we weren't as cooperative and polite as we could have been).

I would like to ask everyone attending this session to forget the last flamewar. If it doesn't work out and the problems can't be solved, we can honestly say that we really tried it. If it works out, we might get a nice, new, interesting port - as soon as they worked out the license issue.

postet at 17:48 into [Debian/events/DebConf-6] 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.