I just found $foo magazin #4 in my pile of mail. Every time I get one of these I learn a little German. I still don't read enough German to make out a sentence, but the code is easy to follow.
In this issue (that's "ausgabe" in deutsche, my German word for this issue), if I've translated things correctly:
This also reminds me that I'm teaching at Big Nerd Ranch in Frankfurt from 28 April to 2 May. I'd forgotten about that! I'll talk about that more after the holidays since I'm trying to organize a European tour for me to visit as many user groups as I can. I'm especially keen to visit as many places in Germany; although the Christkindlmarket in Chicago serves authentic German food and I've been overeating there, it's not the same as eating German food surrounded by Germans instead of tourists.