Tuesday, 31 August 2004
It's that time of year again. The good guys that take on the
organisation of FOSDEM have
set the date for the 5th edition of this great event: February 26 and 27,
2005. Of course they have already been working hard behind the screens,
and now it is time for them to get the community involved again. So they
have issued a Call for Presence
Developers Rooms and Booths.
Last year, I arranged for a Jabber Software Foundation booth.
Although I could not attend at the very last moment, the booth turned out
to be a mild success, and I think we should have a booth again for the
2005 edition. Further, they are asking for
Rooms, so who better to ask than people dealing with presence
every day? I want to apply for one, but I do need ideas to use the room
(presentations, tutorials, hackfest, etc.) and people to support me in
running it. Contact me if you have ideas and/or want to help out!
Of course I'll also be collaborating with the FOSDEM organisation
to use Jabber during the event in the form of Jabber chat rooms and the
like, like last year, with the FOSDEM Jabber server.
Monday, 30 August 2004
News mostly done now...
Well, going on vacation without getting online for almost two weeks
does really make me realise how much of an information junkie I have
become. Although Mimír nicely
kept track of all the news I was missing during my absence, when I got
back there where so many items that the webserver refused to produce
such a big page. I guess that needs some work. Anyway, I struggled
through all those news items during the whole weekend and just marked
the last items as having been read.
On of the things that came by were some developments in the pubsub arena. Both
stpeter and hildjj have worked on
producing a first draft on how to move ATOM
over XMPP. I still have to read it through more thoroughly, but
so far: nice stuff. I also read the nice responses and good comments.
Really promising, and I will be implementing this for Mimír. Hopefully
Also made a number of posts about the need for reference
implementations of both Jabber servers and clients. Possibly in
python. I'm all for it, as a number of others, and I'm game!
But please, stop doing / thinking up cool stuff when I am on
Next, the backlog of e-mail.
and wrestling through the backlog on mail and news...
Well. I'm back. I don't want to see the mobile phone bill and find
out what my last blog entry costed me. Blogging using vim via an ssh
client on my palm and writing it with a stylus is painfully time
consuming, and error prone. The fact that the connection was via
bluetooth to my mobile phone using a plain old GSM modem connection
probably also made it pretty expensive. Oh well.
We bought ourselves a digital camera from the money we received as
gifts on our wedding. The choice fell opon the Konica
Minolta DiMAGE G600, a 6 megapixel compact digital camera. Nice
here. We actually bought it in advance of the wedding (got it two days before), because we wanted to be sure we could take it along on our honeymoon. We made this great set of photos with it.
On of the nice things we did was meet up
with micke in Stockholm, where we
went to a very nice restaurant called Stony Knight. We should have taken a
On our wedding a lot of people made pictures. One of my friends, Dorus, made pictures with his digital camera during the day, and gave them on a CDROM as a wedding present on our party in the evening. Intosi also shot some pictures that can be seen in this album.
Tuesday, 17 August 2004
Writing with a stylus...
Our wedding uas fantastic! See some pictures at photo.ik.nu. Now we are waiting for our plane in Rotterdam, for our honeymoon to Copenhagen and Stockholm. See you all soon!
Friday, 13 August 2004
The Big Day...
Today, Friday the 13th, me and girlfriend Irma have been together
for exactly 10 years. The perfect day to make our relationship more
official. So, today is the big day and I am going to get married!
I must say I am pretty excited. Not nervous or anything, just very
excited and curious how the day will go by in a flash (as I have heard).
Anyway, time to have a nice relaxed breakfast, get to my parents' house
and get dressed. I'll blog about how it all went tomorrow.