A quick recap over the past week.
First up there was the Linux User Group (LUG) trip to LinuxWorld on Wednesday. After a few major unfortunate hiccups with transport organisation a few of us drove down to the event.
LinuxWorld seems to have grown in size significantly since last year and it was good to see lots more smaller businesses with actual Linux focus attending rather than bigger companies with obviously no real interest trying to ride the wave.
Just a note to any businesses planning to have stands at exhibitions any time soon. Make sure the people at the stand understand what your business is actually trying to sell (and if you don’t, stop attending exhibitions and start coming up with a business model). Giving a free soft toy goat to anyone querying what exactly your company provides and shoo-ing them away doesn’t fool anyone. That and turning up to LinuxWorld with a massive plasma screen and an XP machine running IE and Powerpoint is just asking for trouble. You know who you are.
The second event of the week was the Computing Society’s twice-termly LAN gaming events. Generally they involve everyone bringing their computers over to Lib1/Lib2 for the 48 hours over a weekend. The first one of the 06/07 took place last weekend and, as nearly every LAN in recent memory, was over-subscribed with about 50 members in attendance.
A nice change for this LAN was the increased gaming on consoles. If it were possible to play too much Pro Evo, then the LAN may have started to approach that limit. Mario Party and Super Monkey ball mini-games on the Gamecube were a good laugh.
On a related note I bought Pro Evo 6 for the PS2 on Friday. Review to follow soon.
Today was spent investigating CPLDs. I’ll post an update on PhD project progress tomorrow.