23 Aug 2000 wichert   » (Master)

I've been neglecting this for ages, and tali (no link yet, more people need to convince her to create an account here or a webpage elsewhere :) keeps mentioning that I should update it, so here we go..

Interesting thought for this week:

How would we react if Microsoft decided to release MS Linux, based on Debian GNU/Linux?
I can't make up my mind as to what I should think about it..

Catching up
Returned from California only to find my grandmother in hospital and my cellphone disabled. Very nice.. Seems the cellphone company (Telfort) suddenly realized they never sent me the bills for march, april and may and decided to disable my phone until I paid for them. How I was supposed to know about those bills is still a mystery to me.. And of course they didn't bother to mail me about that until a couple of days after they disabled it, and their customer service number is nicely broken so I can't even complain to them. I'm seriously thinking of switching provideres now. Luckily my grandmother is doing much better then my cellphone and at this rate will make it to 90 just fine.

Last week was mostly filled with the LinuxWorld expo. I'm not going to do a writeup of that, there are enough of those out there already. I'll just note that the show was bigger then last time, but the booths were also a lot bigger so in the end there wasn't much more to see. It also definitely was more commercial, which makes it less interesting for my tastes. Debian was all over though, thanks to our nicely timed potato release (and yes, that timing was a lucky coincedent, we didn't delay or hurry the release for this), lots of promotional help from OSDN and of course the fact that Debian won the IDG/Linus Torvalds community award (is that the correct name now? I've seen it named different things..)

Older stuff
I'm too lazy to write about everything that happened between the last diary entry and this one.

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