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Name: Sarah Bolderoff
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It's good to be back home! I've just arrived back in Adelaide after a 2 week stint to Sydney.

The primary mission was of course (more about that later). Sydney was excellent fun and dispite the random attempts at raining the weather pulled through and I managed to get home with a tan. conference kicked off on 17th January 2001. For those of you who didn't attend the conference, you deserve an eternity of regret - but I'm sure your feeling that anyway ;-)

Unofficialy, the conference kicked off on the 16th of Jan at the Coogee bay hotel where the speaker dinner was held. The dinner was great - there was a huge grill type thing where people get to cook their own food. There was an open tab at the bar. Yum.

LCA Day I - Wednesday 17th Jan 2001

Wednesday was the tutorial day, the CVS tute seemed very popular.

Evening action involved seeing a live Jazz band playing at Soup Plus. Can't recall the band name but I suspect that they were muppets in disguise. They had muppets writen all over them. They were excellent!

LCA Day II - Thursday 18th Jan 2001

Alan Cox told us about his secret mission. I'd tell you, but then i'd have to kill you...

In the evening there was the non TCP/IP networking session. Also known as a "booze-schmooze". I think the description speaks for it's self.

LCA Day III - Friday 19th Jan 2001

First up was Dave Millers key note. It was probably the most energetic talk of the conference. I bumped into Dave just before his talk and couldn't help but notice that he was holding 2 cans of V. 'nuff said.

Later in the afternoon was Rusty's talk. The introduction for Rusty's talk really set the pace... It began with a chant (read: cult) like clapping that gradualy sped up until Rusty silenced his supplicants with a swift motion of his hand. Rusty starts by saying "I once had a dream that started like this..."

In the evening was the conference dinner. Maddog gave a talk about Linux for Mom&Pop(tm). As usual maddog enlightened the audience - everything he says seems to ooze importance. If anyone got a recording of his talk (audio or video) please let me know.

After maddogs talk, conrad auctioned off a T-Shirt (signed by all the conference speakers). Initialy Maddog purchased it for ~$700, he then donated it back to the conference organisers for re-auctioning. It then sold to someone from TurboLinux.

I'm sorry to see that skud had such a bad time at the dinner.

LCA Day IV - Saturday 20th Jan 2001

To wrap up the conference Tridge gave a talk on hacking the TiVo, it was an awsome talk, is there anything Tridge can't do?

After seeing what Tridge could do to a TiVo we were all feeling a bit peckish so we did what any conference organisers would do - we ordered 200 pizzas! Yum.

Following this, there were "work in progress" presentations. I managed to see Wayne Piekarski's presentation on TINMITH - augmented reality for wearable computers (running on linux). His talk was very well recieved by the audience.

LCA BBQ - Sunday 21st Jan 2001

To wrap things up, Andrew Van Der Stock had a BBQ for the conference speakers. It was a great BBQ (he even catered for us vergitarians). The Coopers was gone before I got there but there was plenty of VB (there is even a rumour that there was left overs...) When I finaly mangaged to get to the BBQ (I got lost of course) Andrew was waiting with my (much anticipated) bottle of Finlandia. Yum


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