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Traveling geek

Made this picture at Starbuck’s at Stansted airport, shortly before boarding my plane back to Germany after Wineconf. Luckily, I managed to avoid Heathrow, but still, security procedures are totally crazy. I had to throw away some pharmaceuticals (gels) because I didn’t have a prescription from a doctor with me (who has?). Queuing for a good 25 minutes, they finally even make you take off your shoes for x-raying. Oh, and my (not really big) laptop bag was too big for their strict hand luggage rules, so I had to check it in. That’s why there’s a portable harddrive on that table, containing my /home directory ;)

Busy week

Had a busy week, and the next of the same kind (even worse) is already approaching. I’ll be traveling a lot, starting from tommorrow, when I’ll take a train to Munich, in order to work there for the LiMux team and another client. Vacation time in this case means double work and two additional “night shifts” for me, so I expect to be pretty exhausted until thursday in the late afternoon, when I’ll move on to Stuttgart.

Early friday morning will see me taking a plane from Stuttgart to London Stanstead and then further (by train) to Reading, where Wineconf 2006 is going to take place next weekend. Hopefully the GPG key signing party I am trying to set up there will see a few more participants than the exactly zero that have registered by now ;-) I shall be back in Germany late Monday evening.

So, not much time for blogging, but expect a few things about Wineconf on the weekend of 16/17th of september. Maybe even with color pictures[tm] ;-)

Wine und die Softwarepatente

Auf der WineConf 2005 hatte ich die Gelegenheit, viele Wine-Entwicker persönlich kennenzulernen. Einer von den engagiertesten, der Kanadier Dimitrie Paun, erläutert in einem Interview, wie Software-Patente das Wine-Projekt (und GCC) unlängst zu einem Verzicht auf ein wichtiges Feature gezwungen haben. Konkret geht es um das sogenannte Structured Exception Handling, auf das Borland ein Patent hält.
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