24 Feb 2004 mallum   » (Master)

So we moved house and then the day after that I headed off to fosdem.

The house move went ok for us, but maybe not for the removal men. It took them nearly 12 full hours to do the move - they hadn't been told it was a 50M uphill trek to the new house and therefore didn't have trolleys etc. Mr Hallski was also a really really big help during the move though he didn't have to be ( He is the perfect guest ). Felt pretty bad about the mess up of move timings with Hallskis but Im pretty sure he still had a good time and made good friends with Sidske and the pugs.

So the morning after the move, Hallski and I headed via the eurostar to fosdem. Felt pretty bad about leaving Sid on her own in strange new house. The first night at fosdem we got maybe a bit too drunk on white beer. The next days hangover was amplified by lack of sleep and the sweaty overcrowded very smelly lecture theatures and hacking rooms at fosdem. It was a pretty bad day.

The next day was much better. I did my talk and though my laptop wouldn't speak to the projector ( dj adams was kind enough to lend me his laptop that did work - owe him beerage ) it seemed to go pretty well. Turnout was good and got asked questions etc.

The best thing about fosdem for me is meeting people in person, putting faces to irc nicks and getting to have fun with nice people in person you unfortunatly dont get to see very often. Also had a really fun time with Hallski and it was pretty sad when he departed back to sweden with the rest of the scandinavian conspiricy.

Now I back home on the dreaded dial up connection and a massive amount of unpacking todo. 10-15 working days till I get DSL again - urg !!

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