EuroOSCON - I'm done
By Garypen-Oracle on Sep 22, 2006
In my last entry I had written that I was looking forward to attending the OpenSolaris BOF. Unfortunately, the attendance was a little disappointing. For those who had open enough minds to attend, we had an interesting and lively discussion about various Solaris features: SMF, Zones, ZFS, DTrace, ... If only more of the conference attendees had open enough minds to think about other solutions to problems rather than just assuming that Linux is always the answer. I'm almost motivated to start a new Linux distro to help with all these problematic "nails". I'd like to call it Linux Hammer... (For those of you who aren't familiar with the quote: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Abraham Maslow.) In other news... It's been pointed out to me that I can be very dour. In celebration of that fact, here are a few of the things that I hate about conferences.
- People who are so full of themselves that they can't wait to ask questions and interrupt the speakers.
- People who don't really have a question, but say something pointless so that everyone else can "admire" their cleverness.
- Speakers with very thinly disguised axes to grind.
- People who go from conference to conference, year after year repeating the same old crap that no-one else believes or cares about.
- Laptop envy
- People who follow Queen Elizabeth the First's bathing regime a little too carefully