I’m finally back in Xalapa after more than three weeks on the road.
After the wildly successful GTK+ Berlin hackfest, I spent a day in the Hague with my good friends Andrea and Marcus, then headed for home. The flight was awful as usual, but mitigated by the fact that I was bringing back good memories and lots and lots of Belgian and Dutch candy.
Christian, Alex and Benjamin: Three happy hackers
(Ryan was AWOL for the picture)
The hackfest gang
(Picture courtesy of Tor Lillqvist)
Andrea, Marcus and their pet parrot, Perla
Bikes parked at the Hague central station
Late last month, I strapped on my backpack and went across the ocean to FOSDEM in Brussels. It was good to see some of the openSUSE and old Ximian guys again, but I was feeling kind of drained the whole time. Had Belgian waffles w/everything, which is a lot more “everything” than it is “waffle” (i.e. ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chocolate shavings, strawberry jam, strawberries and banana).
Some old building in Brussels
After FOSDEM, I spent close to two weeks in Norway, visiting family and friends in between work. I even went skiing one weekend, an experience I’ve been idealizing in my mind since I moved to Mexico. Even so, it lived up to expectations.
Me and my Mom skiing
My friends at Copyleft Software A/S were kind enough to lend me office space in Oslo. I must say they have an awesome work environment thing going.
Outside Copyleft’s offices
Lunch at Copyleft
Leo making his famous Donald Duck impression
After Norway, I left for Berlin where I’m currently taking up space at the GTK+ Hackfest.