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Another year, another Debconf and now it is passed. Pictures are processes and all are now uploaded. We are still missing 25 names in the Debconf 11 group photo. With 265 people and 86 Mpix it is the highest resolution image we have had so far (Spain image had a bit more pixels, but a lot of them were outside the actual photo) and the largest number of people (Edinburgh photo had 248 people). The video team produced hundreds of gigabytes of footage, we had very interesting talks and debates and sometimes the AdHoc meeting room on the side was overcrowded with people in BoFs that were not on the initial schedule. It has been a very special kind of conference. As it always is. :)
As always, there were also some problems. I did not read the debconf-team mailing list, but I hear there was plenty of 'fun' discussions to be had in the run-up to the event, some information on getting to the venue was not quite clear (that was quickly fixed as first people arriving to Debcamp were documenting their experience), the organizational dance with the food tickets was more ... elaborate than usually, both the day trip and the formal dinner were ... more self-driven than expected, vegetarian complaint level was about the same as usual (which is considered high by some) and the wireless in the hotel was very weak, also Saturday weddings are quite loud and run very late apparently.
To compensate for that we had: very sunny Debcamp, cheap beer (!!!), great quality accommodations, very good looking venue, good network at the venue (after initial scalability issues with the wireless), good food (that did sometimes run out, though), short distances to all locations, oh and did I mention cheep beer?
The group picture of the Debconf11 has been up for 33 hours now and finally I also had a moment of time to make the numbered version so you can add peoples names to it.
This is just a quick note that I broke down and replaced my ageing iPhone 3G with a brand new unlocked Google Nexus S. I got it in my hands last Saturday and by the end of the first day it did 90% of what I used my iPhone for and by the end of day two it did 100% of what I used my phone for before this and did it better than the iPhone. I will give it a week and then write up a bigger thing on all the good and bad things I notices from my migration from iPhone to Nexus S.
I have just looked at traffic to my photos from Debconf10 during and after the event. During the event I sent out the link to the photos to Twitter/Identi.ca and to IRC channel of the conference. The amount of people visiting my photos rose from <100 per day to around 1000 per day. That might be the number of people that follow Debian actively enough to either follow the conference directly or look at #debian or #debconf or #debconf10 Twitter hashtags (if only half of people care about photos, multiply that number by 2).
Now right after I posted the group photo to my blog and to Debian Planet on the 7th of August, the number of daily views sharply rose to 10 000 per day and stayed at that number for 3 days, then decayed to 5k, 3k, 2k, 1k.
Currently I own and use an iPhone 3G. I bought it almost two years ago, when the local phone provider LMT started offering the iPhone legally. I had a pretty good experience with it most of the time, but now it is showing its age:
Šodien pirmo reizi izdevās izbraukt ar jauno Rīgas Satiksmes sarūpēto zemās grīdas tramvaju. Jau iepriekš redzēju to visinoties pa ielām testa braucienos un katru reizi pārsteidza cik tas ir kluss, pat uz nelīdzenām sliedēm. Tagad, kad pabīju tā iekšienē varu droši teikt - iekšā ir vēl klusāk. Motora skaņas var dzirdēt tikai pie straujas ātruma uzņemšanas vai straujas bremzēšanas, bet citu laiku ir praktiski klusu. Turklāt pateicoties tam, ka logi ir ciet un strādā kondicionieri, nevar dzirdēt arī automašīnas, kas brauc garām.
Nezinu vai kondicioniera jaudas pietiks karstākajās Latvijas vasaras dienās, bet šodien bija tīri pietiekoši - gaiss nebija sasmacis.
Vietas tramvajā bija daudz - parastais tramvajs nevarētu pārvest tik daudz cilvēku, kas šajā tramvajā vienkārši sēdēja. Arī stāvot nav nekādas vainas - ir kur pieturēties visu augumu cilvekiem.
Lai arī tramvajam ir durvju atvēršanas pogas, tās tiek vienalga atvērtas katrā pieturā. Es domāju ziemā tas mainīsies un mēs redzesim to pašu skatu kā rietumeiropā - tramvajs apstājas, uz durvju pogam iedegas lampiņas - ja gribi iekāp vai izkāpt, nospied durvju pogu un durvis uzreiz atvērsies.
Visvairāk gan mani pārsteidza informatīvie tablo - tādi ir vairāki visā tramvaja garumā. Tablo sastam no 3 ekrāniem. uz viena būs reklāmas, uz otra ir laiks, maršruts un nākamo pieturu saraksts, bet uz trešā tablo ir dzīva karte (izskatās pēc Google Maps), kurā parāda tieši kur pašlaik tramvajs atrodās.
Karte ir mazliet izplūdusi (nav pareizais izmērs pikseļos), bet izlasīt ielu nosaukumus var. Šo ekrānu varētu papildināt uzzīmējot tur visu šī tramvaja maršrutu, kā arī atzīmejot to, kur tas krustojas ar citu transportu maršrutiem.
Tramvajā ir arī visādas citas ekstras - drošības kameras, kāju sensori durvīs, ...
Izskatās, ka par daudz ko ir rūpīgi padomāts - piemēram, kad tramvajs apstājas, tad durvis daļēji aizsedz sānu paneļus, kas rāda tramvaja numuru, bet lai tas nenotiktu tad, kad durvis ir vaļā tablo pārslēdas un tā vietā lai rādītu ' 6 Stacijas laukums ' (no kura varētu redzet tikai 'ijas la') tablo rāda lielu ciparu '6' pašā tablo vidū, kur to atvērtās durvis neaizsedz.
A scandal has been brewing in Latvia over the last half year and yesterday the activity spiked shocking the media and some IT people in the country. I'll go back and explain what happened first, what is happening now and why this could have a heavy impact on IT and journalists in Latvia.
After a few months, today I finally got the approval and