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Advogato post for 2000-08-02 14:06:01

Wow, I'm tired :-P

Gave a "lec­ture" last night at the UP (U­ni­ver­si­dad de Paler­mo), the usu­al "In­tro­duc­tion to Lin­ux" one.

Things were not as smooth as one would wan­t, though.

First, I broke kp­re­sen­ter, and (dum­b) had no starof­fice ver­sion of the slides. I could have rewrit­ten them right there... if I had a mon­i­tor!

Then we got there, and in­stead of the usu­al lar­gish class­room, there we were, in a freak­ing the­ater :-)

We were moved, be­cause the signed-in ex­ceed­ed the class­room's ca­pac­i­ty! So: 160 seat­s. Stage. Podi­um. Manda­to­ry mic. 80 peo­ple in at­ten­dance (give or take 10).

And the com­put­er lodged in a pro­jec­tion room, 20 me­ters away from me, and one floor high­er!

So, I would­n't have been able to con­trol the slides any­way, be­cause this place needs two to make the speech/s­lide thing work right.

The ac­tu­al speak­ing was not too bad, I think, al­though with­out the help of the slides I tend to get more dis­or­ga­nized. I for­got to men­tion a cou­ple of things, too.

And since the com­put­er was un­us­able, I could not show the sys­tem in ac­tion, so it turned out to be some 15 min­utes short­er than ex­pect­ed.

The ques­tions sec­tion was ok-ish. Not too long, but those who asked seemed clue­ful, and the ques­tions were fair­ly in­ter­est­ing.

One fun­ny thing: ap­par­ent­ly some as­sist­ed be­cause they be­lieved it was about some­thing else. Al­most noone left, though, and one of the or­ga­niz­ers said some­one said "I want­ed some­thing else, but now I know what lin­ux is" ;-)

Advogato post for 2000-07-25 21:10:58

I'm teaching a course on Linux Network Administration to trainers who will later teach it in Conectiva training centers. It's coming out nicely.

I had trou­ble do­ing it the first time I had to, but that's par for the course for me, I usu­al­ly suck at do­ing ANY­THING for the first time.

The "jor­na­da Lin­ux" in Rosario is close, so I bet­ter start crank­ing slides. Al­so some pre­sen­ta­tions on uni­ver­si­ties are com­ing, which are fun.

And well, not much else, re­al­ly.

Advogato post for 2000-06-07 16:06:01

Well, this should be yesterday's entry.

I've start­ed work on a fron­tend for mail­drop. The state of mail fil­ter­ing in lin­ux to­day is kin­da shame­ful.

The de­fault soft­ware for this is proc­mail, which is IMHO not very well done.

So, per­haps if I put some added val­ue in mail­drop, peo­ple will drop proc­mail ;-)

Advogato post for 2000-04-10 12:21:42

Long time without an entry. Way too long.

Of course, I have a good ex­cuse, I was too busy ac­tu­al­ly hav­ing a life, to have time to write about that life.

Ok, cur­rent sta­tus: I have done no free soft­ware pro­gram­ming in the last 2 or three week­s, ba­si­cal­ly for the rea­son giv­en above.

Work: I now work for a Lin­ux com­pa­ny, which pays me rough­ly an or­der of mag­ni­tude more mon­ey than my pre­vi­ous em­ploy­er, even though be­cause of rea­sons giv­en be­low, I now OWE much more mon­ey than I did a few weeks ago.

Per­son­al life: I now live in Buenos Aires, which is, for those of you who are not well versed in ge­og­ra­phy, the gat­way to hel­l, mas­querad­ing as a large cos­mopoli­tan city at the shores of the world's widest riv­er (even if ge­og­ra­phers say it's not RE­AL­LY a river). My pre­vi­ous city was San­ta Fe, which was about 20 times small­er. I still don't have an ap­part­men­t, but that should change to­mor­row, be­cause, among oth­er things, if it does­n't change, I will have to bor­row MORE mon­ey to stay in the ho­tel.

Then, of course, is the small prob­lem of how does one live with­out any fur­ni­ture, which I won't be able to af­ford for aAT LEAST a month :-)

And that's why I owe mon­ey now: from a su­sis­tence econ­o­my, where I lived on $4 a day, I am now spend­ing rough­ly $70 a day, liv­ing in a hotel, and eat­ing in restau­rants.

Love: well, I now live 550km away from it. That's go­ing to be tough, and I don't have much hope of it sur­viv­ing. That sucks too much to think about.

Advogato post for 2000-03-12 02:34:33

I'm going to make a rushed trip to Buenos Aires because I have not one but two offers for fulltime linux jobs.

Be­lieve it or not, I will spend my last $100 do­ing the trip, so one of them bet­ter be mine ;-) af­ter that, it's red ink un­til the end of the month.

The iOpen­er thing is just too cool. I would buy one. If I were in the US and I had $99. Ok, I have the $99, but look at the pre­vi­ous para­graph ;-)


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