Archive for June, 2005

New Laptop

Posted on June 13, 2005, under general.

I’ve been planning to get a new laptop for months now. My Dell, though a fine laptop is just too heavy for what I’ve been doing lately (lots of walking and cycling) and its screen is currently acting up.

I had been planning to get an iBook or a Powerbook, but now it doesn’t look like they are going to be updated in any meaningful way until early next year. I’ll probably still buy one next year, but in the meantime I’ve got a gorgeous new sony Vaio.

Sony Vaio

It’s got a 15.4″ widescreen, which is great for watching DVD’s on planes, but it’s mostly just standard Vaio goodness. Impressively thin and light. Came with a DVD burner too. I’m writing this post from it, running Ubuntu – which installed relatively painlessly. I suspect a Mac Mini in the near future will fulfill my Apple desires.

ApacheCon prep

Posted on June 12, 2005, under apache.

Flights and accomodation are all booked now. Worked out very well, will be flying direct from Dublin to Stuttgart and will have a good time cushion on both legs of the journey. I might see if a CAcert gathering can be coordinated during the conference. Also, unexpectadly, this arrived:

From: Lars Eilebrecht
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 04:32:15 +0200
To: Apachecon Spakers
Subject: ApacheCon: Speaker Logo

Hi,

attached is the speaker logo for ApacheCon Europe 2005!

You are more than welcome to use it on your web site to promote your ApacheCon talks.

ciao…

Here it is in all of its glory;

ApacheCon EU 2005 Speaker

Go to ApacheCon!