Entries from November 2005 ↓

Another post on the first day, you havent read this perspective.. trust me !

I woke up at 7 and that meant i had got a full 2:30 mins of sleep. It was the highest among all the guys there i think, we had been up through most of the night setting up stuff and moving boxes.

The morning was chaotic as usual lots of running around and calling electrician, the mason, the barber and who not ! Ok i lied about the barber, real hackers are bearded anyway :-D

We were off the schedule which pissed me off a bit since i made up most of the schedule with Atul but i guess as Mr.Chitnis pointed out we are not perfect, oh boy we are a long way off.

I sat till the start of Alan’s talk and then had to run off to fix up the recording stuff in the halls. The recording today was a grand goof-up people kept switching off machines in the hall irrespective of them being marked “Toxic: Will corrupt your children”.
Most of the day i was running around inspecting halls, as a result of that i did not attend any of the talks, I really wanted to attend Danese’s talk and Zaheda Bhorat’s talk but couldn’t as i had to run around constantly.

I have come to know quite a few people over the last couple of days and i have developed an immense respect for all of them. Kausthub, Shyam, Devdas, Vasundhar, Vinayak, Arun Raghavan, Seemant, Partha and a few others i cant remember due to acute shortage of sleep are the stars of this event, you guys made foss.in happen, Great work. Keep it up for the next three days.

Ok, i am off to some well deserved sleep. Its a relief that everything worked out ok. Goodnight, hoping tomm brings more hackdom.

p.s: All of you repeat after me “I will schedule more bofs tomm!”

eh ?

If only i could work everything/ everyone out like code, knowing that i will eventually figure out whats wrong and fix it.

Other than the such moments of voltaire’ness. There are two interesting builds happening right this moment.

1) Gtk-osx: Gtk running natively on mac. Woo hoo
2) OpenOffice: Fixing Andrew’s crasher. Dude dont forget the scotch ;-)

Tiny little things which make you happy

I have had a pretty beaten down week. Been feeling listless for a long time now, so i had almost come to the end of what was an other inconsequential day when Martin Kretzschmar pointed me to this article Ubuntu Desktop Review which got SlashDotted. In the article there is one small line which caught my attention, it read

“I am so glad the UI team came to their senses and replaced the zoom ‘button’ with the zoom drop down box.? It’s a good idea. It’s there in Writer at least.”

Now what the writer did not realise is that it was not the UI team which wrote that patch but me and Martin, infact that patch is not even there in the upstream build but most of the linux distro’s ship it. Just those couple of lines made my day. I wrote that feature about a year ago, its about 600 lines of code and just to see somebody liked it makes me get up early and write more code.

You mean like you haven’t registered for Foss.in yet ?

Registrations Open. Go for it, it will be fun i promise :-D