AUG
14
2005

LinuxWorldExpo San Francisco 2005 - the day after

LWE-SF 2005 is over. I'm back to the normal schedule now. Here is the fasttrack of getting back home.

AUG
14
2005

LinuxWorldExpo San Francisco 2005 - day 3

After describing how I traveled to San Francisco and the first and second days at the LinuxWorldExpo, here comes a brief synopsis of the last day on the Linuxprinting.org and KDE booths.

AUG
14
2005

LinuxWorldExpo San Francisco 2005 - day 2

Now I'm back at home, after a very well filled-up days in SF then in Québec. I didn't manage to write down about the happenings in SF while still there and I'm a bit whisked about that. But hey, life is like that.

If you didn't read the first two parts of the story, go now here for day 0 and here for day 1. (Then come back and) read about day 2 in what follows.

AUG
10
2005

LinuxWorldExpo San Francisco 2005 - day 1

Here is the story of my day 1 at LWE-SF.

The morning:
Finally, the important part of my trip here is starting. Immediately after the breakfast, we meet all (Till Kamppeter, Kurt Pfeifle, Uli Wehner, Patrick Powell, David Suffield, George Liu, and me) at the booth for the latest preparations.

Raph Levien makes his entrance with a large Epson inkjet printer with which he will demo photo printing for day 1.

AUG
10
2005

LinuxWorldExpo San Francisco 2005 - day 0

Yes, I'm in SF now. Since yesterday. Which was day zero. Here is how it went:

4h00 - After 4h of sleep (at the end of a hectic week with only 5h sleep/night), I leave Quebec towards Montreal to get the plane from there. The plane was at 9h10. The ride is a 2h30 one. Usually.

6h10 - 20km before Mtl, I get into the largest highway jam I've ever seen.

7h15 - last 3km took 50 minutes. I finally got off the highway somewhere near Mtl, 1 hour left to catch the plane.

AUG
7
2005

Propaganda

Today was a nice day. I ran around for a good part of it for the last items I'll have to bring with me to LWE-SF. I spent some quiet time with my family. And in the evening the parents of our god-daughter invited us over for one of their quite regular BBQs. There I met a few old friends and also friends of our friends. People that I met for the first time.

AUG
5
2005

Kurt's series on NX

The third part of Kurt Pfeifle's NX series in Linux Journal just hit the web. It is a very instructive piece of writing. It provides rich information about motivations, history, technology and utilisation of NX/FreeNX. It is very nicely written, reads in a rapid pace and uses a crisp clear and well balanced language. Make sure you look through it. You might even want to put it in your bookmarks collection, as it's a valuable resource.

AUG
4
2005

En avant!

I gave today the presentation I prepared for the last few weeks for a work-related international conference. I'm pleased with how things went. Tomorrow the conference ends. From then on, I'll go in 6th gear on preparing for the trip to San Francisco LinuxWorld Expo. I will go there thanks to the very generous people at Ricoh.

AUG
2
2005

Emotional

I'm not the emotional type. But...

In a very distant past, I was co-author to the "KDE 2.0 Development" book. One colateral outcome of this happening was that I got 5 copies of the book. My own annotated book is on my shelf, of course. The other 4 copies rested o a out-of-the-way shelf for the last 5 years. Now, my rational brain told me this is nonesense. Thus, I donated one copy to the library of my university. I was resolute into putting the other 3 in the recycling bin. But I couldn't, even if (I still maintain) I'm not the emotional type...

JUN
30
2005

FreeNX hurries up!

Isn't it nice? FreeNX hurries up!

There are things for which I care more than for most, simply because I feel that they are bent to drive the world as we know it to become a much better place. One other such thing is FreeNX

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