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Thursday September 19, 2002
03:56 AM

No surprises

This morning brings a complete lack of surprises. The usual suspects have wandered in to the conference looking as rough as anything :-)

And Sony have completely failed to deliver my new battery. Despite speaking to them on Monday their system still has no record of the DHL tracking number, so how they can have redirected it to Germany I fail to underdstand. Needless to say the "Customer service representative" was unable to say when I might see the thing. Lack of battery sucks mightily :-(
Wednesday September 18, 2002
10:34 AM

End of day 1

This afternoon was Advanced Testing with Schwern. He really is an entertaining speaker and covered a lot of ground, albeit in a somewhat "unconventional" style :)

I was reminded, however, of one really important tip for speakers - when taking questions, always repeat them back so the rest of the audience can hear. Schwern does this really well and makes his wandering interactive style much easier to follow.

Now we're off to drink beer I think.
06:26 AM

YAPC::Europe - no thanks to Sony

Well here we are at YAPC in Munich and it seems a perfect opportunity to begin writing my journal.

There was a meetup last night for those of us who arrived early and much beer was consumed. No surprises there I guess, although it was great to see Larry Wall there. Which other language designers hang out with the people who use their language ?

This morning I attended Mark Overmeer's talk on Mail::Box. It was a good grounding the why's and wherefore's of this mammoth module.

Right now I am sitting waiting for Schwern's Advanced Testing talk to begin, attached by a mains umbilical to the wall despite having a shiny Vaio and wireless networking.

Why ? Because those lovely people at Sony failed to deliver a new battery before I left the UK. Supposedly they're now shipping it directly to my hotel but I'm not holding my breath.

Funny how popular you become when you bring a 4-way power strip with you though... :-)