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maswan

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Icon 4 posted May 10, 2003 08:23      Profile for maswan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What:
AfterY2K Con 2000 Canada

Time:
18th to 20th July, 2003

Place:
Umeć, Sweden

Activites:
Keynote by Simon. Sauna and perhaps hottub. Grilling sausages over fire late into the warm and bright summer night. Tour of Real computer systems. What more could people want? Tell me and it might very well make it onto the list. :)

How:
If you want to come, email me ([email protected]), I'm bad at keeping up with things posted here. Travel might take time and cost money.

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Jessycat

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Icon 14 posted May 10, 2003 08:33      Profile for Jessycat     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by maswan:
Travel might take time and cost money.

Time? Money? Sadly I have neither.

Awww what the hell? Count me in!!!!! (at least tentatively for now...)

Sounds too good to miss!!!
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Icon 14 posted May 10, 2003 08:45      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
maswan, that is AWE-some!!!!!

We'll get together a prize pack... oooo so exciting!!!!

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted May 10, 2003 13:41      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is an interesting idea that I have thought about (back when maswan suggested it on IRC), but things like time and money do come into play. So while I'm probably leaning towards 'no,' I am giving it actual consideration.

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted May 10, 2003 15:51      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Might have to get there using astral projection, but sounds terrific.

Save me a sausage. Or since I'm greedy maybe two.

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Icon 1 posted May 10, 2003 16:16      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I will be there is spirit, since I can sneak my spirit into Jessycat's luggage rather than pay for a ticket. Sadly, my body cannot make the journey to Sweden as much as it would like to. [ohwell]

Thanks for the invite! [Smile]

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CyberGoddess
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Icon 1 posted May 10, 2003 22:51      Profile for CyberGoddess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No way in heck I can make it with my projects at work [Smile]

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MacManKrisK

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Icon 1 posted May 10, 2003 23:25      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
July? I might juuuuust be able to swing it. Most likely not, though. [Frown]

We'll see how things come around.

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Icon 1 posted May 10, 2003 23:54            Edit/Delete Post 
I have the time, but not the money. [Frown]

Would be cool as I have relatives in Sweden (don't ask me where as I do not know) I've never met.

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Swiss Mercenary

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2003 07:48      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sweden, well by USian thinking that is the same place as Switzerland [Big Grin] [Razz] [shake head] , wish it was [cry baby] .

Well as I am in the throes of planning a trip to the US at the end of July, I wonder if I could do it via Umea (where ever that is [Confused] ).

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2003 09:55      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
Sweden, well by USian thinking that is the same place as Switzerland [Big Grin] [Razz] [shake head] , wish it was [cry baby] .

So I made a mistake in saying that Fondue originated in Sweden. Aren't you going to let me forget it? [Wink] I know the difference between Sweden and Switzerland. Sweden has ABBA and Switzerland has...um...er...Yodelers! Ricollllla! [Big Grin]
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Fixerbob
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The swiss have cheese...
Sweden has Meatballs !
..and geeks with excellent taste

[crazy]

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maswan

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2003 09:23      Profile for maswan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:

Well as I am in the throes of planning a trip to the US at the end of July, I wonder if I could do it via Umea (where ever that is :confused: ).

Well, it is a fair bit up into the north. Easiest way of travel is a 1-hour flight up from Stockholm (I guess Arlanda airport would be the most likley for someone to fly in to.)

Umea is really spelt Umeć, but I'm not finding it likely that many non-Swedes will get that char. For those who can find a map of Sweden and like geography, along the east coast, up about two thirds of Sweden's total length.

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Cap'n Vic

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I'd love to go. My dad was born in Helsinki, grew up in Stockholm and came to Canada in his teens. I have never been home to 'Valhalla' but would love to check it out one day. I have never met half of my family tree

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Unfortunately, I haven't the money, nor the opportunity, to be able to manage such a trip. It sounds like it could be excellent though - good luck in pulling it off [Smile]

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Quoting maswan:
Umea is really spelt Umeć, but I'm not finding it likely that many non-Swedes will get that char...
Mac users will - just hit opt-a - easy. Sort of. opt-a generates 0x8C, and I don't know whether iCab (or IE/Mozilla/Navigator/Netscape, etc) translate extended ASCII in posted Web forms. Thus, I'd use å for safety. Because you are likely to use ISO-8859-1 or some variant, you can just bash the å key on the keyboard and rely on non-8859-1 systems to sort out what char it's meant to come up as.

But, a test of opt-a: ć (let's see what that comes up as)


Wrt AY2k Con - I am not a fan of AY2k at all (so why am I reading this topic? curiosity) so I don't foresee it as being my scene, even if I did have a passport. I'll leave AY2k Con to those who flourish instead of suffer in social environments.

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maswan

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Icon 1 posted May 16, 2003 03:31      Profile for maswan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oops.

Well.

Fortunately it doesn't seem to affect that many people. But I'm changing the date one week into the future, 25th to 27th July.

Sorry.

The reason? I would like to go and have kind of promised to help arrange debconf3, the debian developers conference. It is that weekend. In Oslo.

/Mattias Wadenstein

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