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Sunday, 17 April 2005

Twas the night before lca2005, and all through Manning Clark, nobody was stirring, not even a conference organiser

I started the day with a couple of airport pickup runs, picking up some Debian developers and dropping them at their accomodation. I also introduced Mako to Vegemite and Tim Tams, which I'm sure he'll be blogging about...

I'm really pleased with how things have gone today. We did our first batch of earlybird registrations (guestimates are about 20% of delegates registered this afternoon). The wireless LAN appears to be working, excluding a gratuitous ARP problem with MacOS X (it's a Linux conference, use Linux, dammit!) which I will Google for a solution shortly.

The slideshow is up and running in the theatres, and I have managed to get svncviewer playing ball with init, so I can remotely PXE boot the theatre machines and have them automatically VNC into the main server with the slideshow running on it (I can drive the whole gig from the couches in the foyer, very cool).

I think the couches in the foyer should be a big hit. They were certainly well patronised this afternoon by the delegates that turned up to register.

Bring it on, I can't wait. (But I'm glad to be at home getting ready for bed at a sane hour, rather than doing a million last-minute things).

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