@clacke If it was me I'd probably try and convince myself it was skill rather than luck 😉
@clacke It certainly seemed well paced to me, and with questions at the end it fit the time well. Other presentations I watched over-ran quite a bit. I think I got the flavour of what you're doing and am intrigued to know more.
@clacke Having watched several videos from the same room it struck me that many people had the same problems. Also, as an aside, the camera or production work was often poor in the way the videos swapped between slides and presenter. You saw the presenter when you really wanted to read the slides in detail. Also many were caught by the shortness of the time slot.
@clacke Have a good journey.
I've been browsing the FOSDEM videos today from the Minimalistic Languages Devroom. Your talk was interesting, though a large proportion of it was over my head. Nicely done though!
Watched the Perl 6 talk and the Tcl one so far.
@clacke Those are the criteria of success in my book. Maybe not world-shaking success but a positive outcome nonetheless. 👍
I couldn't watch live (though the feeds are good this year) but I'll have a look once it's on the server.
@clacke I hope your talk goes well 👍
@clacke Have a good FOSDEM. I'm sad I can't be there.
@beni The university I worked at would apportion leave to new starts according to the number of days left in the "leave year" and the annual allowance. That algorithm must be locked into my brain!
@beni I assumed you were saying you didn't have much leave immediately after joining your new employment in August. If you are able to make it that would be very cool.
@clacke I wish they were still around, they were so cool. Not fun to maintain though, and hell to run in a multi-user environment. I wrote some interface stuff for a Calcomp plotter on the university VAXcluster where I worked in the 1980's. It had to take stuff off a print queue, print a user banner on the plotter before running the plot. So many times the plot went backwards over the paper and wrote all over the last user's stuff - until we mastered the management of it.
@clacke As a Biology undergrad in the early 1970's a lot of dendrograms (mainly Botanical) were being printed on the main university graph plotter (I think generated by FORTRAN programs). The world has changed a lot since then.
These are magnificent!
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