Ali’s Mental Meanderings

wandering, not lost

Distro Couches

I know I promised that I’d take the pictures and post them but somebody else has already done that so in the grand tradition of not reinventing the wheel I’m just going to post links to their pictures.

The couches are to be found in the common chillout area which is a large square u-shaped structure containing any wifi points, chairs, tables and Disro couches.

Fedora the big red couch inspired by the big Red Hat. On a side note, the Red Hat Noodle Bar close to the campus got a bit freaked out by the influx of excited geeks heading their way.

Debian since apparently blue couches were unavailable for hire for Fedora, Debian gets to be black to match the colour of its heart…. Note the lack of support there.

Suse featuring the pooh green couches. There was an apology for them not being bright.

Ubuntu is bright and spongy with no sharp edges. I have no complaints about admitting that I’m an Ubuntu user.

Gentoo was a whole other amusement all by itself. Arriving at the venue in flatpack and being left for the geeks to assemble. Which they did however slowly it took. The end result introducing Gentoo.

Interestingly enough, over the course of the week modifications appeared on the construction instruction sheet for the Gentoo chair which was taped to the wall nearby. Documentation customisation at its best.


January 16, 2007 Posted by | distro couch, | Leave a comment

LCA07 Day 2

It’s morning again and the theatre is somewhat less crowded. Still lots of geeks and laptops as demonstrated here by the pic of the lecture theatre taken from about halfway up the room. Lots of lappies, lots of people who managed to make it in by 9am. Not a bad effort though less people than yesterday. The Google party tonight should be a lot of fun, we’ve even heard whispers that Linus will be wandering around.

What’s really cool about LCA07 and Flickr? There’s a dynamic script that takes all the pictures tagged with ‘lca2007’ from Flickr and posts them onto the LCA07 homepage. It’s an excellent setup and we’ve had lots of fun seeing how many pics of Elspeth can be up there at any one point.

January 15, 2007 Posted by | Flickr, | Leave a comment