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And to think it's my birthday tomorrow too...

[Glares in Hudzilla's direction]

That is all. I was going to do a write-up of the expo, but instead I'll just ban everyone else. Yes!

With apologies to Willy Wonka

Over here some LXF readers are posting their thoughts on the LinuxWorld conference. Something Nobber said made me laugh out loud: "Mike Saunders is smaller than I had imagined." It's funny, because Nobber just doesn't realise there's a long story behind that...

Mike Saunders is an oompa loompa

LinuxWorld UK sucks

I was very disappointed with the quality of LinuxWorld UK, and not just because Linux Format didn't have a stand there. From LXF, we sent Nick, Graham, Mike, Channelle, Joby and myself - six people is a pretty big representation, so I think we tried our best. And what happened? Zip. The Great Linux Debate was largely dominated by Microsoft (again), although Nick managed to get some good points in by grabbing the microphone as it went by. The stands were even drearier than last year, with the highlight being the little gecko sitting in the O of the Novell logo.

LinuxWorld London — day2

Reinforcements arrived today, in the form of Andy Channelle, Hudzilla, Joby (the photographer) and, thingy, you know, no, don't tell me... Scott! No, that's not it...
Anyway, as with day 1, there were highs and lows.

Like Mike


LinuxWorld London, day 1

Well, I can't say I was there at the very opening of the event - ticket shenanigans meant we caught a later train than we planned, but the intrepid Mr Saunders and myself arrived at Olympia before midday, to find an encouraging number of people visiting the show.

The pedant’s revolt

Autumn. Saturday morning. Blue sky.

Pretty much my favourite time of the week, year, ever, ever. But recently I have been forced to reappraise some of my other favourite things. Favourite smell remains a bonfire at night when I am outside (has to be dark), favourite animal remains the sting ray. But my very, very favourite thing in the whole world – writing lists – I am no longer so sure of. In fact, these days it makes me feel a bit feint (ruled).

Mac Upgrade, Graham downgrade

My Mac has been upgraded (yes, LXF is still made on Macs, yadda yadda). I've gone from a 450MHz G4 to a 466MHz G4, and now have 1.25GB of RAM rather than just 1GB. The immensity of this upgrade should mean that LXF production can be completed at least 30 seconds earlier per issue, which means 30 seconds more of Unreal Tournament.

Return of Cretinous Ex-Cretian

Future supporting Breast Cancer Care

Well, blog readers, it's been a busy few weeks - hence the last of posting. LXF73 is out of the door, utilising the most innovative, exciting and thought-provoking cover I can remember us printing. We've also been tied up taking part in Talk Like a Pirate Day and, most importantly, Breast Cancer Care.

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