Finally, a meme I can get on with!
All was quiet on a chilly Thursday afternoon,
save for the peaceful hum of hard-disks
and the comforting glow of TFT monitors.
You could say it was a day like any other day...
Quite suddenly, there was a commotion!
"There's a problem with the planets!", screamed a developer,
"Recently, there's been nothing but pointless memes!"
"...and bickering over version control systems!" someone chimed in.
A voice queried, "What can we do to recover from this situation?"
An answer came from the blackness;
"Absolutely nothing, it's gone past the point of no return".
All present lowered their heads in shame.
This year’s FOSDEM was really quite excellent, not least because I was giving a talk this time 😉 It was great to put a face to some new names, and to see familiar ones too. I won’t go on, but the highlights for me were definitely the Xorg and Mozilla talks (not to say there weren’t some great talks in other rooms too, I enjoyed the webkit/ebooks talk, and the gnustep theming talk, to name just a couple). I was also quite impressed the presence and apparent mindshare that KDE 4.2 displayed as well. It’s looking a lot nicer than it once did.
For those who were unlucky enough to miss my talk, or for those unlucky enough to have been there (I admit I don’t always speak in coherent sentences), I’ve uploaded the annotated slides. Load it up in OpenOffice and check out the ‘Notes’ tab to get a small write-up of what I was talking about during each slide (as well as a lot of information I missed out as I rushed through the talk!) In case you didn’t already know, the talk was about the headless Mozilla backend I’ve written, as well as ClutterMozembed.
Thanks to Intel for helping me get there, the guys in Intel OTC UK for being supportive and great people to work with, and to all those who acted as if my talk wasn’t a complete shambles; thanks for humouring me! I kid, of course, I think it went pretty well considering it was my first talk outside of university… But yeah, thanks and good night