I gave a talk about writing portable multimedia applications at SUCON. Not many attendees, people were probably tired (too bad, they missed a lot of hairy pussy), but I had enjoyable talks with MPlayer and Xine developers afterwards. And remember, kids, the autotools rule!
The IBM Thinkpad service fixed my laptop's broken motherboard within two days. They even changed the whole LCD screen because I reported a faulty pixel and a little stain. Wow.