Fosdem

So, I arrived in Brussels yesterday morning to attend FOSDEM. There were some interesting lectures, and I spent quite some time hacking on proxytunnel, since there was no internet connectivity. This morning I finally got a half-decent wifi-connection that actually routes packets so I could finally update the cvs-tree and read up on my mail and weblog 🙂

I tried looking for a club or something yesterday evening, because the hotel sucks and there is really nothing to do in the evenings at fosdem. I spent about 2-3 hours walking around the center of brussels, looking for somewhere nice, but I didn’t manage to find anything. Then I needed to find my car again which took quite some time (walking in completely the wrong direction…). Brussels is really hell on directions and traffic… I’m lucky to have a nav-system in my pocket, or I would never find my way here.

Today is the last day of fosdem, so a few more lectures and then it’s time to get something to eat and head back north 😉

Beer@Beiaard

Yesterday evening we went to the Beiaard again for an evening of beer and burgers ;). I ran into Rodecker at the ATM and a few minutes later Veenbeest, EvilSassie and JPV came along. Later Nina, Kaj, FM, IIIVX and Blaat also dropped by.

Proxytunnel 1.6.0 released

Ok, I think we’ve tested about enough now… no significant changes for 2 weeks, no minor changes for a week…. yeah… this product is ready for release. I’ve written some release notes, mailing-list posts, website updates, news-items and known-issues, created and signed the software tarball and uploaded the whole shebang to sourceforge. So there it is… go grab it and make your proxy-admins lose more hair worrying how they are gonna stop you now. (hint, protocol inspection no longer works for them).

http://proxytunnel.sourceforge.net and http://proxytunnel.maniac.nl

Pandora

I just stumbled upon Pandora. Pandora's BoxIt’s linked with the Music Genome Project, and lets you pick music and then rate it (thumbs up, thumbs down). Based on these ratings it playes more music. The entire thing is programmed as a flash-application and streams all music right off the internet. It’s free to use (ad-supported) or payware($36/year) and allows 100 ‘channels’. So far I’ve created 2 channels. One that started out with various Depeche Mode songs, the other that I primed with songs/groups from the current Outlaw 41 chart on KinkFM. If you’re using it too, and have a interesting ‘channel’, send it to me 🙂

What’s the meaning of ‘Double-Fisting’ in this sentence…. beats me…

Sabri pointed out the following link about the celebrations in the Torino 2006 Olympic logoolympic village:

"Part of the fun is trying to outdo other fans with your outfits," said Patrick Voorn, sporting the cow hat, a tribute to the Dutch countryside. "We also like to party, drink a lot of beer," said Janneke Kelder, who was double-fisting at the time of the comment.

Can someone please explain the meaning of the ‘double-fisting’ here…. As I doubt it is what I would think it is… (google for it for a shitload of porn references…)

Di-rect at PaardVanTroje Den Haag

Di-rect @ PaardvantrojeMy neice is a huge fan of the dutch band Di-rect… and has been to dozens of their gigs. This sunday (19th) they were playing in ‘het Paard van Troje’ in Den Haag. She’s never been there, so she asked me to come along. While di-rect is not exactly my cup-of-tea I went along for the fun of it 😉 It’s not often that you get to see a mosh-pit consisting exclusively of teenage girls…. Times sure have changed since I was that old… Anyhoo, it gave me a nice chance to take some great pictures and test a new flash-based foto-gallery application called SimpleViewer

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