"Welcome to Polka Friday in the OSDN booth. Unfortunately, Disc
1 of 'Everybody Polka' was left in my laptop. Moving around, I
managed to eject the disc, and push it back in. Without fail, the
laptop opened up the CD and started playing polka music. I'm
turning it off now; maybe I'll give away the CD as a prize or
something. Now, we're listening to Pizzicato Five. "
"This show is pretty impressive. Last night, I went with the
throng to Dave and Buster's and blew a large wad of cash on Hydro
Thunder. I had a great time. The beer was free, the food was good,
and the games rocked. In a lot of ways, Atlanta Linux Showcase is
cooler than the huge Linux shows; there's more time to hang out and
chill with people you like. The number of exhibitors is a lot
smaller, so there's more room to move."
"I don't want to say that the commercialization of Linux is a
bad thing, but I will say that I also enjoy the Linux shows with no
exhibitors. This conference is a wonderful delicate balance
between the Ottawa Linux Symposium (No exhibitors) and the
LinuxWorld Expos (Crass commercialism). Even the sales people are
cool. They're not really in-your-face or horrible. They're
very 'I see, you're here, I have something to sell, interested?'
There's none of the scary desperation I've seen at smaller shows in
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