11 Apr 2000 wichert   » (Master)

Another entry to cover a couple of days.

I arrived in Montreal on Saturday after a pretty eventless trip. When I got there it was raining, but a cab driver told me that it would be good weather the next day. Reality didn't agree though, I woke up on sunday to greeted by a snowstorm outside. Just what you want when you want to look around a city.. I ended up spending the afternoon and night to catch up on some strace work as well as cleaning up doc-central for its first public release. For those we haven't seen the announcement on debian-devel: doc-central is a small collection of python scripts that allows you to browse the documentation installed on a Debian system via a simple web interface. It still needs some work, but mostly in areas where I need help from others (any good html-designers reading this? :).

The weather on monday was much better so it was time to visit the the expo and see what was happening there. After some fun with getting a badge (seems there computer didn't think I existed and they had to enter me all over again. With typos of course, so I am now representing `Deblan') got in only to see almost nobody there.. apparently monday is a tutorial-only day and the expo floor doesn't open until tuesday. I did see Peter Ganten prepare his Wine talk and run internet explorer under wine, somewhat slow but definitely impressive. I think I need to try it again and see if I can't run my banking software with Wine now.. I hate to reboot my server just to use that.

It seems Advogato is being read a lot - I mentioned the OpenNMS project on friday and on sunday I got an email from them stating they were happy see that I mentioned them and promised to improve their website. I'm impressed a little diary entry here can have that much effect.

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