Back to the grind
By Calum-Oracle on Jul 02, 2004
Got back to Dublin from GUADEC in Kristiansand late yesterday afternoon, only to be immediately dragged out to the pub again.
Was cool to meet up with some of the other GNOME usability folks again (or for the first time, in Bryan's case), even if the prospect of getting the draft HIG into shape for a release in a couple of weeks is a bit scary :)
Can't help feeling a smidgin disappointed at the impact Sun seemed to have this year-- can't quite put my finger on why, as we gave several good presentations, one of which was even running on a Solaris laptop running JDS-- hands up anyone who noticed that? :) Nonetheless I heard a few people commenting that we generally didn't seem to be flaunting ourselves or JDS very much, despite sending our biggest GUADEC contingent ever. (And I'm sure she didn't mean it at all the way it came out, but our Open Source Guru/Diva announcing at the closing keynote that she'd chosen to come to GUADEC over JavaOne because "they weren't really going to say anything there anyway", and defending her ongoing OSX usage to a roomful of GNOME hackers on the basis that "it's an open kernel, right?", didn't do much to boost this particular correpsondent's morale...)
But hey-- just watch us go next year in Germany :)