- Burritos are not Mexican food. ( I was crushed on this revelation )
- "Ian" (e-in) is an insult in Spanish. ( J-Pablo taught me everything I know about the language )
- The only words J-Pablo knows in English are "you f*cking bastard". ( There was some other grunting and mumbling but I was told this is normal for him )
- There are no women in Chile, only llamas. ( I will never go to a porn site in .cl again )
- Mexicans do not actually practice canabalism. ( I had to sort this one out for all my inbread friends in Texas )
- Crossing the streets in Mexico is their solution to population control. ( It's like lemmings with people and busses man )
- Duncan and J-Pablo can not sing along to "Guns and Roses". (I was told this was a form of Latin American torture.)
- HP has superior technology. ( At least when it comes to picking out their booth babes. )
- Mr. Potato is the most popular application in México. ( I have no clue how this happened )
- Tequila is better than llama piss (pisco). ( I think there is a connection here between this one and #4, but I will leave that as an exercise for the reader )
- J-Pablo need to get more issues of linux journal. ( Either that or we need to stop drinking Nescafe )
- Never steal j-Pablo's tacos. ( I have never seen someone get so upset over missing tacos, then again I think he was still drunk at the time )
Basicly this week has been quite a bit of fun. Here at the XpoLinux I had a choice of staying in a hotel, or staying with a host. I wanted to meet new people in Open Source so Duncan and I chose to stay with a host. So they put us up at a Gnome developer's house. Needless to say, we drank way to much, and had a blast. J-Pablo is a great host even if he sings badly.
It was nice to see the OSS community in .mx growing. I think it is horribly underestimated by .us and the rest of the world. While they are no silicon valley, they do have a growing tech center in Monterrey. I think we also scored a few more Mexican developers and someone who will do a Latin American localization of KDE (something sorely needed).
KDevelop was a wild success, and it made quite a powerful impression for people who think GUI programming is difficult. I blame Microsoft and Sun for this, but that is another story. At any rate there is an opportunity here, and I think KDE is going to be there.
For the record there where no Gnomes, Dragons, or Llamas killed in the process of my educational experiance.