Weblog entry — 2003-03-02 19:44:58

Yesterday we held the annual Linuxforum event, and I were in the coord group, so that's why I've been kind of preoccupied with things other than updating my journal.

From Thursday afternoon to last night at midnight I did nothing but Linuxforum and sleep to little, and I were utterly exhausted when I went to bed last night. I slept like a rock for 10+ hours.

The conference went very well, the speakers spoke, the helpers helped, and the demoroom were hit by the demoeffect (eg. nothing worked as it was supposed to), and just about everybody was happy.

I think one of the more interesting talks were the morniong keynote with Bill Cheswick about "Internet Attacks, the Gory Details", but I didn't have the time to see it. Luckily MMManager is archiving most of the talks as realmedia streams at linuxforum.mmmanager.net. By tomorrow I think everything will be finished, postprocessed and ready there, you can already see the slides at the Linuxforum slides page. Many people found Daniel Hartmeiers talk about OpenBSDs pf very interesting. I've been on OpenBSD mailinglists for years now, and I knew too much already, but I'm glad that others found it exciting.

I got #71 signed copy of "Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker, Second Edition" by William R. Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin and Aviel D. Rubin. We got a special shipment of the very first 100 of that book to sell at the conference, very cool.

I also got a very cool sapphire Victorinox CyberTool with Linuxforum 2003 printed on it. How handy.