After a 6 year hiatus, I have finally booked tickets to Brno to attend my first GUADEC after such a long time. I’d like to think that I have grown wiser, but I really just got older and I’m just as stupid.
My triumphant return of course means that I will be preying on all my favorite people, you know who you are. I got older, but I haven’t lost the hyperkinetic energy from last time! I got all MANNER of fun stuff to discuss this time around. People to see, things to do, places to go, arguments to start, beer to drink, dolls to dress up.. er wait.. maybe not the last one, that’s kind of private… but but.. ENTHUSIASM!
But this time kids, let’s not have any pictures of me on the Internet . It took 5 years for the Google to remove Ross Burton’s pic of me from the last GUADEC as the top hit under my name. I mean honestly, folks, that pic sucked. I’m supposed to be all proper and respectable. But DO, do..do do do, post pictures of the fun times you are having on blogs.gnome.org so that the portion of the world who aren’t part of your twiter feed, your facebook, google+ and so forth can join in the spectacle that is GUADEC and you! Just leave me out of it!
Also, attend my talk, it’s going to be way more interesting that Poettering kid’s talk. Applications sandboxing? Pfft. Who cares about all that mumbo jumbo! Apps aren’t important! I am! Besides, it’s not going to family friendly. It’s Lennart Poettering! You would much rather come to my talk. We can gossip about kernel developers! Did you know that Linus and I share the same house inspector?! No kidding! It’s like we share the same monkey that looks for lice in our hair! Lice free since 2007!
One last postscript, remember, folks when you set up your google+ profile, make sure under “bragging rights” you put in “I know Andy Wingo” The number of folks who’ve added me when from 500 to 3000! Do it! You’ll be glad you did!
See ya at GUADEC!