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    Phoronix: Desktop Summit 2011: Copyright Assignment, Wayland & Beer

    The Desktop Summit is beginning at the end of this week as the joint conference between the GNOME and KDE communities. This year's Desktop Summit is taking place in the wonderful city of Berlin and will go from the 6th to 12th of August. At Humboldt University there will be a number of interesting Linux desktop talks and other events...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTczOA

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    I'll be headed through Berlin on Sunday, but what I'm up to depends on the weather. I know where the fire twirlers gather, unless it's raining or the EJC has drawn them all away to Munich.

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      Fire twirlers? As in the old drunk guy(s) at the Kunsthaus Tacheles with his bath tub of gasoline, flaming batons, etc...? If you haven't heard, Tacheles is closed Unless this happens to be at a new Berlin spot I haven't heard of before?
      Originally posted by mirv View Post
      I'll be headed through Berlin on Sunday, but what I'm up to depends on the weather. I know where the fire twirlers gather, unless it's raining or the EJC has drawn them all away to Munich.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        Fire twirlers? As in the old drunk guy(s) at the Kunsthaus Tacheles with his bath tub of gasoline, flaming batons, etc...? If you haven't heard, Tacheles is closed Unless this happens to be at a new Berlin spot I haven't heard of before?
        Not heard of that place, though I dare say some of the twirlers have. There's a group that bounces around depending on the day: poi, staff, hoops, levitation stick, juggling clubs, devil sticks, and the odd soap bubble blower recently it seems. They meet at the RAW, Jonglier Katakomben (not been there myself), one of the unis, and they should be at the Flak Tower come Sunday, but again the turnout depends on the weather (which with my luck means rain, but we'll see).

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        • #5
          That doesn't seem terribly entertaining then... Kunsthaus Tacheles was just a wonderfully unique experience. Still in mourning over it going away.

          Originally posted by mirv View Post
          Not heard of that place, though I dare say some of the twirlers have. There's a group that bounces around depending on the day: poi, staff, hoops, levitation stick, juggling clubs, devil sticks, and the odd soap bubble blower recently it seems. They meet at the RAW, Jonglier Katakomben (not been there myself), one of the unis, and they should be at the Flak Tower come Sunday, but again the turnout depends on the weather (which with my luck means rain, but we'll see).
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            I'm beginning to think that Michael has a serious problem with alcohol, especially beer. There's no other explanation for him mentioning beer over and over and over again in almost any article. And it's starting to get really annoying, too.

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              Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
              I'm beginning to think that Michael has a serious problem with alcohol, especially beer. There's no other explanation for him mentioning beer over and over and over again in almost any article. And it's starting to get really annoying, too.
              When you work ~80+ hour work weeks and are completely burned out, beer is quite good. Though I probably should cut down on so many beer references in my writings...
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                That doesn't seem terribly entertaining then... Kunsthaus Tacheles was just a wonderfully unique experience. Still in mourning over it going away.
                The real fun this weekend is the EJC in Munich - they're expecting some 8000 jugglers to be there. Still, for me fire twirling is much more entertaining than going to a pub, so I'll just see how the weather holds up.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mirv View Post
                  The real fun this weekend is the EJC in Munich - they're expecting some 8000 jugglers to be there. Still, for me fire twirling is much more entertaining than going to a pub, so I'll just see how the weather holds up.
                  Let me know what ends up going on in Berlin... Chances are on Sunday I will be at the island party or the International Beer Festival.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michael View Post
                    When you work ~80+ hour work weeks and are completely burned out, beer is quite good. Though I probably should cut down on so many beer references in my writings...
                    Why even bother listening to him? If beer is part of your life and your hacking, feel free to mention it everytime you think it sounds good... like a beer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      When you work ~80+ hour work weeks and are completely burned out, beer is quite good.
                      When you work 80 hours per week, the solution isn't doing drugs (yes, alcohol is a drug, there's no point denying it), but working less.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                        When you work 80 hours per week, the solution isn't doing drugs (yes, alcohol is a drug, there's no point denying it), but working less.
                        Not when there are deadlines to be met, limited manpower, readers already asking/demanding for more information, etc etc.
                        Michael Larabel
                        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                        • #13
                          And yes, it's forecast to be rain, possible thunderstorm. Great.

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                            srsly?

                            Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                            When you work 80 hours per week, the solution isn't doing drugs (yes, alcohol is a drug, there's no point denying it), but working less.
                            You're proselytising a guy who works that much and enjoys drinking?
                            Alcohol is only a problem if it affects work or personal life negatively (ignoring religious objections). If he is working that much it doesn't seem to be affecting his work. His personal life I can say nothing about but actually enjoying beer/wine/liquors can be a hobby that doesn't indicate alcoholism.
                            A lot of work is put into making these drinks and learning to appreciate them can be rewarding.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by liam View Post
                              You're proselytising a guy who works that much and enjoys drinking?
                              Alcohol is only a problem if it affects work or personal life negatively (ignoring religious objections). If he is working that much it doesn't seem to be affecting his work. His personal life I can say nothing about but actually enjoying beer/wine/liquors can be a hobby that doesn't indicate alcoholism.
                              A lot of work is put into making these drinks and learning to appreciate them can be rewarding.
                              +1

                              Michael does seem a little obsessed with beer, as well as Germans and Norway. But hey, everyone needs a hobby, and I know several people who really get into it without having any kind of problem. They even brew their own recipes of beer.

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