Hello there blogosphere,
It has been almost one year ago the last time I wrote a entry in this dusty blog. And since then, a lot of things changed in my life and on the web. And one of those is that I got a new, and my first serious job back in June last year.
So, back in June ‘07 I started working at the funny called company Madcap (still in Dutch) which at that time consisted of 7 employee’s and existed for only 1 years or so. My employee is using Drupal in it’s projects and is preparing mayor contributions to the projects it uses. Since then the company grew rapidly to over 25 employees, which meant I didn’t had much spare time left as I had to rest a lot and had lots of other things to do besides KDE and such.
But happily I’ve been following the kool people on this planet every day and saw the KDE repository growing from alpha code to a stable ‘four dot oh’ release, congratulations to everyone involved! So, last week, FOSDEM took place at the free university of Brussels, Belgium. After some bad experiences with hostels the previous years I subscribed to the organised KDE accomodation by Lydia Pintscher (Amarok’s community manager) and shared the room togheter with Jonathan Riddell and Manuel Nickschas (who wrote Quassel).
Before the event started the FOSDEM people organised the ‘Friday Night Beer Event’, which we (a lot of cool Amarok people, who all joined the grouped KDE accomodation) used to promote Amarok to a group of XMMS people inside the delerium cafe to promote Amarok by howling! On Saturday (damn, I felt broken, really had a hang-over) I’ve been playing booth-bunny togheter with loads of Amarok and other KDE people and wrote reviews of the talks in the devrooms together with superstoned Jos Poortvliet.
Saturday night all the KDE people got organised and Knuth Yrvyn (Trolltech’s community manager) decided to give a nice restaurant a go in the south of Brussels. While waiting Marijn Kruisselbrink showed off running plasma on a openmoko telephone, what really surprised me! Though it took a long before the food was on our tables, it tasted very good. Fosdem is quite a nice event, thanks for all the energetic people cheering up my weekend!
See you next time… Gotta wrap up right now