Too Busy For Words - The PaulWay Blog
18 01 2007
Thu, 18 Jan 2007
Andrew Cowie and Davyd Madeley put on a good show for how to start
writing GNOME applications in C and Java. Andrew in particular
is an enthusiastic speaker, and understands that it's very difficult to
choose which talk/tutorial to go to and sitting for ninety minutes and
listening to one topic is sometimes difficult. I totally appreciate that.
And, by Torvald's Trousers, he's fast at using UIs - watching in work in
Eclipse makes you realise how good programmers can churn out a fully
implemented file browsers in an evening.
I'm going to have to kidnap one or both of them and bring them to the
CLUG Programmer's SIG meeting. This talk was exactly what the people
at the PSIG that I've been talking to have asked for.
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In crowds, there's always someone heading vaguely toward you but heading
somewhere else entirely. There are a whole lot of little protocols -
not meeting their eye, negotiating a slightly different course - that
allow a certain social space. So it's always disconcerting to have
someone stride directly up to you - when they actually do mean to meet
you and you've now been pointedly ignoring them. He pointed to my
LinuxChix Miniconf "Standing out from the crowd" T-shirt and said:
"Where can I get one of those?"
I gave him Mary Gardiner's email, and whatever other methods I could
remember of how to get in contact with her. But though it's a long
sleeved shirt and it's a warm day, I'm totally chuffed to have got
one now. LinuxChix roxxors!
(BTW, the title is a reference to TISM's popular song
Never Be An) Ol' Man River, of course.)
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