Januar 2007

OpenMoko @ LugRadio

LugRadio is a fortnightly British radio show that takes a relaxed, humorous look at Linux and open source. Recently, we talked about the OpenMoko mobile phone platform. It was a fun experience, these guys are really cool!

Gosh, I have a hell of an accent. I really need to attend some articulation lessons for american (or rather perhaps british?) english.

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Appointment for Thesis Defence

I finally have an appointment for the public defence of my doctoral thesis. It will happen on

Thursday, 22nd of February, 2007, 14:00

which is good and bad. Good in the sense that it will finally be over in 4 weeks. Bad in the sense that I have only 4 weeks left to prepare for it. Since this is one day before FOSDEM 2007, I will have to hand over the wheel in organizing the OpenEmbedded booth appearance to someone else.

Of course, I will still be present there and will also be able to stand at the booth, but I just can’t manage to handle all the organization.

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A good day

Three cool events happened today:

  1. We got confirmation that we have been selected as new hirers for an appartement we have applied for. That means we will have to move — which is not so cool per se, because moving is always stressful and exhausting — however my office room will grow from 15m² to 31m² which is just great! I’m going to buy lots of new devices to fill that room 😀
  2. I got confirmation that both referees have (finally) submitted their reports on my doctoral thesis and today the circulation of my thesis within the faculty has been launched. If no one objects during the following 8 weeks, I can get an appointment for my defense.
  3. I was pointed to http://www.roland.com/V-synth/ — Roland will announce a new V-synth at the Winter Namm Show. This just rocks, since I have been waiting very long for a successor to the old V-synth. Now where did we put our money for this years summer vacation? 😀

On a totally unrelated note, the FIC Neo1973 running OpenMoko has been delayed. Which is „good“. There is still a lot of things to do software-wise and this gives us the neccessary time.

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