Archive for October, 2008

ENLi 2008

My talk, La comunidad GNOME para principiantes (The GNOME community for beginners), seems to have gone over well here at ENLi 2008 (the 2008 National Linux Meeting in Puebla, Mexico), with a big audience and interesting followup questions. The slides are available as a collection of plain PNG and JPEG images in a zip archive (use the link above).

I’m having an excellent time. Will post some pictures from the conference later.

Update: Pictures.

Audience

My wonderful audience

openSUSE discs

I clearly didn’t bring enough openSUSE discs

Not so much a nightmare as a non-dream

Since absolutely everything seems to be about the USA lately, here’s a paranoid little snippet from good ol’ Burroughs to go with it.

America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.

— William S. Burroughs, The Job

Don’t read too much into it.