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Tuesday June 19, 2001
12:01 PM


[ #312 ]

YAPC::NA 2001 has finished. The time went by too fast, but it was fun. Lots of ideas and inspirations. And I've met many people whom so far I've only known from IRC or mail or newsgroups.

After the auction (where I actually bought a Ruby book and learned about its literal objects; nice) a bunch of us went for dinner in a lovely French restaurant. We split up into several groups as we didn't want to run the by-now-familiar risk of being turned away due to large numbers, and Abigail, Leon, Isabel (of and freeside had dinner, and we did something else afterwards, but I just can't seem to remember what. Drinking, probably. Someone mentioned to Abigail that he thought Klingon sounded like angry Dutch.

Saturday lunch we had the CPAN BOF, where we had to book a hotel room as there were about 30 people. Brian, who apparently hadn't slept all night, tried to convey his napc-idea (think CPAN + Napster for binary builds... watch this space) and there were other intense discussions. CPAN is great, and other languages would kill to have something like it, but there's still lots to do.

Then dha, Skud, Leon, Brian and many more went down into the old town to have a few drinks. A card game called "Chez Geek", the blame protocol and a long-expected rain (with impressive impromptu rivers down the sloped streets of Montreal) come to mind, in no particular order.

Sunday I just walked around lots; dinner at Mr Yan's again; now it's Monday and I'm writing this in a cafe just before going to the airport. Will be able to upload it only in Vienna, though.

NB: At the airport now. Complete rip-off: on top of an expensive flight, you have to pay CAD 10 when going through customs. "Oh, we just thought we'd rip you off some more before upholding our end of the deal."