Monday Jul 09, 2007

Pics From Edinburgh

Last night I uploaded some of my favorite pics I took while attending Debconf7.  I went back and added a relevant picture to each of my postings from the conference: Golf Tavern, The castle and Teviot.

Here are some of my favs (Im sure I will do another post of two with more Debconf/Edinburgh pics) from one of my favorite cities in the world. 

 
Brunstfield links at dusk, the site of the world's first golf course. 
 


If I remember correctly this was down near Cowgate.  If it werent for the taxi you'd think it was somewhere on the continent.

 

Right off the Bruntsfield links and around the corner from the Golf Tavern.


At the top of the royal mile and not far from the Jolly Judge where Tom and I grabbed a couple of pints. 

 

I cant remember where I took this but I love the way it came out.

Pau for now....


Thursday Jun 28, 2007

Ruggers '85 vs. Hackers '07

As I mentioned in my Haggis flashbacks entry last week, I had some pretty freaky deja vu moments while attending Debconf7 at Edinburgh University.

On arriving home I dug out my photo album from my '85-'86 year at Edinburgh and have paired some of those pictures with ones I took last week, 21 years later.

Enjoy...

Teviot Hall dining room -- 1986 


Rugby Club's Burns night supper

Teviot Hall dining room -- 2007


DebCon7 hackers lounge #1 (same lights but the pictures above the mantel are gone and the walls are now red).


Teviot Hall dining room -- South West Corner -- 1986

 
A toast to the Haggis 

Teviot Hall dining room -- South West Corner -- 2007

 
Much hacking (Notice the walls have been painted, an Exit sign has been added but the mantel and light fixture are the same). 

 

Upstairs at Teviot

 

 

 1985:  Burns night Ceilidh 2007: DebConf7 Ceilidh. (The dancers in the foreground are two of the hosts for DebConf8 to be held in next year in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

 

Upstairs at Teviot, the stage

 
 Ceilidh band 1985
 Ceilidh band 2007 -- featuring (on the far right) guest fiddler and Linux Journalist, Heike Jurzik.

 Pau for now...

 

Friday Jun 22, 2007

Quick update from Edinburgh

Ive got just a few minutes before the next talk here at DebConf7 but wanted to jot down a few things.

The weathers actually been a mix of sun and clouds but Ive been able to mostly wear a t-shirt and jeans.  The sun has usually come out at the end of the day which is great since yesterday was the longest day of the year and meant that the final light didnt disappear until about 11:00PM (it also meant that I had to get up and shut the curtains at 4:15AM this morning when it started getting light).

 

As for the conference Ive gone to several cool talks: Leading a Free Software Project, Debian -- The universal OS, and a Derivatives round table.  Ill give some insights and details from these in a subsequent blog but I found them informative and interesting.  Last night also turned out to be a lot of fun and a great chance to meet a lot of the members of the community.  Sun sponsored drinks from 7-9 and then there was a Ceilidh (Scottish Dance). 

Ironically it was in the same room as the rugby team had our Ceilidh 21 years ago.  After I get home Ill have to dig out my old pictures from Edinburgh and post them side by side the ones from Debconf.  It should be an interesting study in contrasts :).

Well time to head off to the last talk of the day,  "Freedom beyond Software."

Pau for now...


 

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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