Having a ball. Finally met a few people who I had e-mailed over the years, and someone whom I respect believed I was a Linux guru. A little bit wrong on that one. 🙂
Finally met Alan and Telsa. Unbelievably nice people. It must be frustrating going to places where everyone sorta worships you, knows your name, but you have no clue what their name or their stuff is.
My talk on adding software engineering to the open source mix went reasonably well, and tonight’s Mom&Pop(tm) talk by maddog backed my views on world domination to the hilt. I’m so glad that one of the grey beards of our community is saying these things to the young ‘uns, for they so desperately need to hear the message, and I feel that I didn’t really get the message through.
Rusty Russell is one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard, and I’m not just saying that because I am now in the cult of Rusty. If you have a conference and need a keynote, bribe or kidnap Rusty. IMNSHO, his is the best talk so far.
Tonight’s dinner was excellent for the company and the auction at the end. maddog won the first round bidding war on a t-shirt that all the speakers had signed, and then he immediately gave it back to be re-auctioned. Extraordinarily generous! 🙂
Went to the QT/Embedded talk. Bulb went off. Immediately wanted to design secret project for NetBSD, but couldn’t cos I was the next speaker. Later that afternoon, did brain dump to my friend Luke.
Jeff Dike has patches to try and make User Mode Linux work on NT. I’ve just core’d patch several times under cygwin. Apparently, once the patching has completed, it barfs and needs much attention to complete the port.
I met Raph (the guy who made this place, cool dude), and he and I are going to have an e-mail conversation very soon about GS 7.0 print drivers for ink jets. So is maddog so I can get him via LI to pump HP once more for PPA info.
Too much to do, not enough hours in a day.