This is the archive for July 2007. Recent posts can be found at the main blog page.
Important notice: you should definitely check out this map of the conference venue to meet friends and request features!
Update: Gnome Specimen 0.3.1 is out
I have just released Gnome Specimen 0.3, your favourite tool for previewing and comparing fonts on your Gnome desktop.
User-visible changes since the previous release:
As you see, nothing major… just a maintenance release. Get it while it’s hot!
Overheard on Guadec, in the Etap hotel lobby:
lennart: Are you Vincent Untz?
vuntz: Yeah, I am
lennart: Great, let’s discuss this bug I found
vuntz: Oh wait, I’m not Vincent Untz
(some time passes)
lennart: Do you do gnome-session maintenance work as well?
vuntz: Yeah, that’s me
lennart: Let’s dicuss this bug i found
vuntz: I just told you I’m not Vincent Untz
Update: Response from Vincent Untz
I’m wondering whether I should bring my laptop. I really want my laptop as hand luggage, not in the aircraft hold… however, information on this topic is hard to find:
All information is appreciated! You can reach me via mail or jabber; please refer to my about page for contact information. You may also ping me on IRC (nickname uws). I’ll update this post once I have more information.
Update: It seems bringing your laptop in your hand luggage is not much of a problem, but not in combination with liquids for some reason. Most likely the laptop needs to be unpacked and X-ray scanned separated from the rest of the luggage, but there is usually no need to turn it on (but save some battery power to boot up, just in case). Thanks for the quick responses I received (you know who you are)!
Update 2: Oh, and if you really need to start your laptop, make sure you don’t leave any browser windows pointing to this page open…
Wouter Bolsterlee, also known as uws, a postmodern geek living in the Netherlands. Read more about me…
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