Etch is released... Time for some thanks... Thanks developers, who make it possible; thanks d-i people, who make it installable; thanks to translators, who make it available; thanks r-m, who keep it coordinated! Special thanks to Joey, for going on vacation right in time so I have the honour to announce Debian releasing... twice in 24 hours! Very special thanks to Meike, who didn't cared that I spend the last days translating the release notes, testing different images (and killing a very important machine while doing so), compose announcements, coordinate translations, finally sending out, answering some replies and forgeting to buy her some sugar eggs. I would like to point out, that the last mentioned thing is not a matter of course, considering that we had guests during the last days, and she had to play host all for herself! Shame on me ;)
Traveling to a country you've never been to before, walking into a random cafe and being recognised by someone. Something like that happened to me when I was in Barcelona. We didn't have much time to look at things when we were there, since we were mostly either in the meeting or at the hotel. So, when we had a few free hours left before getting on our flight back, we decided to take a little walk around the city. However, shortly after we had left it started raining cats and dogs, so we took refuge into a nearby starbucks. When I was ordering my hot chocolate, a girl walked up to me and asked me
"Do you by any chance study in Hildesheim?"
"You're Meike, right?"
Turns out, she was an IIM student as well and recognised me from a
seminar. I must confess, I didn't recognise her. Shame on me! I was
also totally surprised though. Who would have expected ... :)