Comment On Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

I'll be in a few places in Europe these next two weeks, and would love to meet up with anyone who's available. Øredev 2012 (Malmö, Sweden) [expand full text]
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Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 05:16 • by RC (unregistered)
The real WTF is "Southmapton"...

Sweden != Sweeeeeden

2012-11-05 05:33 • by H. Kohler (unregistered)
Sweden != Sweeden.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 05:39 • by Alex Papadimoulis
I blame the jet lag. Also, my keyboard. And the clipboard sometimes corrupts what I copy there.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 05:54 • by Karl (unregistered)
Seeing your session at ØREDEV is in the 'Room: Gangnam Style', you must know that the Gangnam dance is obligatory. Practicing already?

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 05:58 • by Swedish tard (unregistered)
Nice! Now you can go stock up on salmiak candy! And I wouldn't be surprised if everything people offer you is some sort of salmiak, considering your fancy for our wonderful salty stuff.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 06:12 • by Rodnas (unregistered)
What a date in Amsterdam? Dear Alex, i would really like to get know you better, before we go on a date. For instance, do you like salmiakki?

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 06:46 • by Lockwood
394106 in reply to 394099
As someone who lives nearer Porstmouth than Southmapton, I must agree! :P

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 07:38 • by captcha:modo (unregistered)
Awesome! I only have to travel 1140km to London, as opposed to 8000km to the US.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 07:49 • by justsomedudette (unregistered)
394109 in reply to 394099
RC:
The real WTF is "Southmapton"...
AAhh greetings fellow Pomponien :)

Despite it being surrounded by scummers, I will indeed be attending.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 08:00 • by Helix
ahh i live in london but currently stuck in saudi arabia!! why why does it happen this way

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 08:30 • by NMe
Hmm, a chance to shake hands with Alex this Friday but only if I travel 150 miles by train. The fact that I'm even considering the torture of public transport is mind-boggling in itself.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 10:07 • by RR (unregistered)
394140 in reply to 394120
Dutch train services, number 1 annoyance in Holland...

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 10:29 • by Cbuttius
yeah of course you'd arrange the london one for shabbos

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 11:27 • by Heikki Peltonen (unregistered)
Hopefully someone will bury you in salmiakki.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 14:17 • by Jazz (unregistered)
394183 in reply to 394120
NMe:
Hmm, a chance to shake hands with Alex this Friday but only if I travel 150 miles by train. The fact that I'm even considering the torture of public transport is mind-boggling in itself.


As a Yank, the fact that you call a European train system "torture" is mind-boggling. You clearly have never attempted to use our poor excuse for a train system to get anywhere on time.

I've never had a truly bad experience on trains in the UK, France or Germany. Maybe a few minutes behind schedule, but they a) go to the cities I need to go to, b) are pretty punctual, and c) get regular updates to the infrastructure. In the good old USA, you're lucky if a train even exists in the city you want to go to, and even if it does you can count on the one train that stops there each day to be thirty years old and four hours late.

The precision and the quality of execution of European trains is surpassed only by the trains in Japan, where if they're more than thirty seconds behind schedule, the driver probably commits ritual seppuku right there in the train cab.

TL;DR: If you live in Europe or Japan, don't complain about your train systems, just come to America and learn how truly terrible train systems can be.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-05 17:06 • by Adanine
394199 in reply to 394183
Did anyone else not know that Alex was an alcoholic? Or just me?

Makes perfect sense when you think about it...

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-06 04:25 • by Martijn (unregistered)
Woot, Amsterdam meet. :D

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-06 09:01 • by NMe
394241 in reply to 394183
Just because it's worse somewhere else does not mean that it's not bad here. ;)

Worst part is how we used to have one company run by the government that did both maintenance to the railroads and the public transport bit. Then, the government decided it would be a good idea to privatize the railroads, so now we've got half a dozen companies that each have a monopoly over a different part of the country and a separate company that does maintenance for the infrastructure. And of course none of them actually communicate with eachother.

Anyway, I still need to figure out if I can find some time to be there. Would very much like to. :)

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-06 09:38 • by piR (unregistered)
Parisian here, if you pass by Paris you are welcome.

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-06 22:44 • by random_garbage
394323 in reply to 394199
Adanine:
Did anyone else not know that Alex was an alcoholic? Or just me?

Makes perfect sense when you think about it...


Well, he did start a company which has a scotch menu for meetings, so that was a clue...

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2012-11-07 08:23 • by Lockwood
394333 in reply to 394109
justsomedudette:
RC:
The real WTF is "Southmapton"...
AAhh greetings fellow Pomponien :)

Despite it being surrounded by scummers, I will indeed be attending.

TRWTF is Fareham, as it doesn't know which it wants to be?

Re: Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

2014-04-04 11:49 • by tharpa
430638 in reply to 394323
random_garbage:
Adanine:
Did anyone else not know that Alex was an alcoholic? Or just me?

Makes perfect sense when you think about it...


Well, he did start a company which has a scotch menu for meetings, so that was a clue...

Drunken customers spend more.
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