Archive for April 19th, 2005

I spoke…and then needed coffee.

Well, my seminar went according to plan…well almost, I did run ahead of schedule and had to slow down a bit, but other than that it was fine. There were about 50-60 people in the room, so all in all I had a decent audience. I will have a video out shortly (note to LCA organisers if you are reading this: The video is from my video camera, I decided to do it that way as it gives me control over editing etc…I beleive that you have some video thing going…and that’s great, but for my purposes I like control)

One interesting thing that did come out of it. One person asked a question about how SmoothWall knows that an update is valid, at first I thought that this was a question about the md5 check during update installation…they then clarified and asked how SmoothWall knows that the MD5 checksum is valid, this is a good question. When you think about it, there is no way for it to be absolutely sure as it gets the update list by means of a http request. I will be passing their suggestion of ssl/certificates on to the dev team.

I have found the computer terminal room, which is now a compulsory for me as the person I was going to borrow a laptop from forgot to bring it…no Tux Racer during seminars I guess!

I was planning on having some self vanity and suggesting my seminar for one of the "best of" repeats on Saturday, but there is no way I could do that again this week, for one thing, I didn’t need my notes as much as I expected, and as such, a lot of it was ad-lib, I knew what I was going to say, but never ran to the script properly. Apart from that, it was physically exhausting, I’m glad I had my coffee with me!!

Samuel Gordon-Stewart reporting for Samuel’s lcaLIVE

Add comment April 19th, 2005 at 01:16pm

Printers!

Remember I said I had to print my notes for my seminar…well, that was fun…I like printing double sided across the network, print pages 1;3;5, good, print pages 2;4;6, good, turn off computer I’m not using, printer makes funny noise….yep, I turned off the print server…now page two is double printed for most of it. So if you’re in my seminar today, expect me to squint at my notes!!

Samuel Gordon-Stewart reporting for Samuel’s lcaLIVE

Add comment April 19th, 2005 at 07:53am

Gaaaargh!!! Finished!!!

It is 2:25am and I have finally finished preparing my LCA presentation…for my benifit I have mirrored my OOo file on my webserver just in case the CD dies…if you want a sneak peek (exclusive to Samuel’s lcaLIVE) then take a loot at http://goggo.dyndns.org/lcaOOo2.odp for an OOo 2.0 beta file or http://goggo.dyndns.org/lcaOOo2.sxi for a OOo 1.x file.
Note that this is only an exclusivity to lcaLIVE until the end of the seminar (midday GMT+10) when I start releasing files publicly.
Oops, forgot to print my notes….now printing…

Samuel Gordon-Stewart reporting for Samuel’s lcaLIVE


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Add comment April 19th, 2005 at 02:30am


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