travel, 04:45 leave house for galway airport, wet, miserable, rainy morning. Bumped into CPHennesy and denise at dublin airport, met mmeeks at stansted airport. Off to Trieste (warm dry afternoon), met jody after landing and then louis shortly afterwards, then another OOo pair joined us. This 6 shared taxi to Koper, in hotel by 17:00 local. Relatively pain-free travel in comparison to what I had feared.
Turns out that the majority of the hamburg sun people are in the same hotel, went out with them townwards and met up with pretty much everyone else at little outside bar. Amusingly there was 4 places in a row all pretty much the same, except our one had 50people in it, and the others none. They really must have wondered where they did wrong. End up with joergb and flr and svante at some ungodly hour back in hotel bar.
Met fredrich and chatted a bit. Went to ESC, very productive love-in.
surreal event in hotel garden with trad dancers and singing, chatted to cph fo a good bit and met some of the novell guys.
amusing moment when while at back of crowd suddenly ended up at front of crowd as everyone in front evacuated to the furthest reaches of the tented area as the trad dancers went maurauding in search of dance partners. er hauled off as sacrificial engineer.
everyone wants to know where Dan Williams is, they miss him. (or want to have his babies, not sure which)
conference starts proper, Tim Bray wants an OOo based blogging solution, 70 people start writing ones. Went to er’s localization thing, and flr’s interesting Xforms et al presentation. ssa’s demo of using mozilla’s XUL for OOo dialogs rocked big time, Want source of demo/hack to play with and show people.
intel stuff on performance was interesting, a nice diagram of lstats and backtraces that looks like some monsterous bladed torture machine.
got hideously wet on travel to dinner by foot, sunnies swanked into the event dry after being shuttled around by car. bah!