self-congratulating echo chamber

I won’t be attending GUADEC this year. I don’t feel like I would be productive in the current state of things. The only event I will be missing is the keynote of Jacob Appelbaum. That is all for now.


#1 Juanjo Marin on 07.23.12 at 17:53

You’re work is very always productive and appreciated by many more people that you can think of ;-)

#2 Lame Joker on 07.23.12 at 19:28

Everyone will miss your Company.

#3 Inge Wallin on 07.23.12 at 21:03

Hmm, inquiring minds want to know what “current state of things” mean…

#4 Jeff on 07.23.12 at 21:32

Wait a second, this is not April 1st… Are you serious? Weren’t you supposed to give a talk?

#5 Bastien on 07.26.12 at 14:14

We might not have been at the same conference then. Why not come to GUADEC and bring those topics with you instead of riling them in your (GNOME-hosted) blog?

#6 Benjamin Otte on 07.26.12 at 14:22

@Bastien: Because a mass in St. Peter’s Basilica is the wrong place to speak out as an Atheist.

#7 Actual Prep on 07.27.12 at 07:30

Lot of people want to know that why you not come GUADEC this year.

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