The mini-conferences started today, and have been going pretty well. More of the speakers have arrived, and there will be even more tomorrow.

Had take-away chinese down by the river for dinner tonight. jdub was lecturing the seagulls with a pair of chopsticks. They weren’t listenning.

Probably the biggest news that has broken recently is that we got Linus. We managed to sell all tickets to the conference without this information leaking, so I am pleased with how popular it is so far.

Probably the best place to keep up with the media coverage is at

18 January 2003

Spent the day packing bags for the Linux conference. Stuffing cruft into 350 bags is more work than you would at first think … Good thing that there was a lot of people to help.

Alan and Telsa got in today, and got tricked into helping out with the bag stuffing.

I also put together an iCalendar file containing all the talks in the program that people can merge into their calendars. I don’t think I have seen other conferences do this, so I don’t know how many people will use it. Was a bit fiddly to set up with Evolution, and even more so when I realised I had my Evo timezone set wrong 🙁.


My fontilus nautilus extension was in the new Red Hat beta (as well as being in Debian and Mandrake). It even got a mention in the ExtremeTech review of the RH beta. The newest release will turn on thumbnailing by default (if you have a new enough libgnomeui and nautilus), so it looks a bit better than the screenshots in that article. I also put out the first tarball release of nautilus-rpm, which currently only views info in the RPM database rather than modifying things. Still a lot to do to make it really useful.