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2005 Desktop Developers' Conference, Day 1

  • 20th Jul, 2005 at 11:59 PM


Ginger mead
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Tuesday was pretty awesome. We heard a couple of really interesting talks, mostly about X, but that's OK. I don't think I really remember very much of them, because I was horribly sleep deprived. I had been hacking Firefox, and my poor Pentium III laptop just didn't build it very quickly. I was hacking on it all the way until the last minute before our presentation, but I never did get my demo to work properly.

Pat and I went up on stage and did our little song and dance about UniConf. We received quite a few comments and questions from the audience, but we seemed to be able to answer their concerns quite well. After our talk, someone told me that they were surprised at how perky I was, especially when seeing how sleep-deprived I was before.

After the talks were done, Dave and Christine showed up. Yay! We had dinner at the Heart & Crown and then went to the Vineyards to socialise with other hackers. Somehow, things got confused there and they were serving dinners as well; I didn't have any though because I was already stuffed. Kevin Everets, who is graciously letting us stay in his room, was there as well!

That's as much as I can remember, through the hazy fog of zombification. The last thing I remember is Kevin and Jody knocking on the door, and my letting them in. Oh yes, and Jody's insistence that I pull out the sofa bed instead of just sleeping on it. Frankly, I don't remember lying down on the sofa, so I must have been on autopilot by that time. But I was conscious enough to just let him pull it out.


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nobodyhere
21st Jul, 2005 15:34 (UTC)
I've been to Vineyards a couple of times, but I've never tried ginger mead. Was it as good as it sounds?

(Actually, Tim reviewed it after the last time I was there.)
sfllaw
21st Jul, 2005 15:37 (UTC)
The Vineyards is fine. Their food is very decent most of the time, but I've never noticed the prices because it's always been paid for by Andrew Hutton. (Thanks Andrew!)

The ginger mead was very tasty, with a good nose and a fresh ginger taste. However, Pat had only left it in the cellar for about six months, so the finish is a little harsh. I understand that after more time, it mellows into something much nicer.
steph_grrl
21st Jul, 2005 18:19 (UTC)
I'm looking forward to dinner tonight, but do you mind if I bring one of the volunteers along? Andrew won't be going, he's already said he's going to be helping people at the climbing BOF.

Also, is there anything you'd like us to bring?
sfllaw
21st Jul, 2005 18:33 (UTC)
I'm looking forward to dinner tonight, but do you mind if I bring one of the volunteers along? Andrew won't be going, he's already said he's going to be helping people at the climbing BOF.

I don't mind as long as he or she is a civilised human being.

Also, is there anything you'd like us to bring?

If you bring yourself, some conversation, and a good sense of humour; I think everything will be wonderful.

You can also bring some drinks (alcoholic or non), as we have only purchased food.
(Anonymous)
22nd Jul, 2005 07:10 (UTC)
ottawa town memories
Do Gerry O'Neil and Billy Rice still play at the Heart and Crown? Like all paddies away from home we gravitate to such places. Gerry and Billy showed me a good old fashioned Irish welcome to the new world.
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JP
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