This week (Tues-Thurs), I was at LinuxWorld in SF. If you were there, you might have seen me speak. The funny thing is, even though I am an old time Unix programmer (learned K&R C on AT&T 3B2's), I've been doing mostly DOS and Windows programming for the last 10 years. But, I can still crank up vi when I need to (Emacs is for posers). It was fun, and I'll be installing Linux sometime next week.
Product Highlight: The Sharp Zaurus 5500 was selling for $299 there ($445 retail). It runs embedded Linux and comes installed with pJava 1.2. It's super thin and light and has a pullout keyboard. An absolute must for the hacker set.
Most bizarre moment: Sitting in the e-mail garden I witnessed a guy running BSD on his laptop harass a Japanese albino running OSX on his PowerBook.
"You know that's just BSD"
"Yeah that's why I put the devil in the apple"
Whatever you say dude.
Northampton is widely known as a liberal mecca. I think it's pretty safe to say that the average person you meet on the street hates Jesse Helms. So, sometimes I wonder if anyone thinks about how they are funding him with all of their smoking.