Wow. Linux.conf.au. Today and tomorrow are mini-confs, and I’m attending the Debian Miniconf4. So far the two speakers have been about the state of Debian according to Bdale Garbee, former DPL, and a presentation on rockets running Debian.
Currently it’s lunchtime, and I’ve found a powerpoint so I can laptop again. Wireless signal is good in MCC foyer, unusable for me in Sullivan’s Cafe, and untested in MCC T2. Of course, others aren’t having this problem, so it’s still either my card, or the prism54 driver in Linux. I’ve now established that booting my laptop with the card in does bad bad things to IRQ routing, meaning I have to boot into windows (or at least try, the local Win98 is unbootable just now) to get things going again. Even a cold boot doesn’t fix it. >_<
Oh, and my laptop’s battery life is about 12 minutes, with a charging time of about 100 minutes. Luckily, that 12 minutes appears to be the first 5% and last 5% of the battery, so I get some warning when it’s about to go down. ^_^
Anyway, I was lucky the guy at the registration desk didn’t look too hard at my student card, which expired at the end of March, and got some neat swag in the showbag, including a little pliars/knife/screwdriver thing, and a network cable-in-a-box type doodad. Actually, that plus the Ubuntu PPC CD (which I’ll prolly use to empty and back up Obiwan, which is why I chose it over i386) is the neat swag. The rest was various brochues and pamphlets for other conferences I can’t afford to attend.
This afternoon we get some very interesting-looking presentations, and I’ll finally be able to put a face to Horms, who’s been sponsoring FreeRADIUS into Debian for me. Which reminds me I have to get those threading fixes uploaded ASAP, and see if there’s anything left for FreeRADIUS 1.1.0’s release to take care of.